Scott Stulberg emphasizes the one point he wants you to take away from his travel photography interview…

I was really interested in hearing which part of Scott Stulberg’s travel photographyinterview he thought was the most important. What was the one thing he wanted each and every one of our listeners to remember? Here Scott explains the one thing he wants you to take away from our time together…

It’s All About the Lighting

Scott Stulberg: I have to say it’s lighting. That’s the most important thing for me. Always be aware of the lighting.

Whether you’re in a taxi cab driving somewhere or you’re going to shoot the leopards, theTaj Mahal, or the Eiffel Tower, be aware of the time of day. If you happen to be there at four o’clock and it’s a beautiful shot but the lighting’s not right, plan on coming back at six thirty or seven.

Always plan on getting a particular shot when the lighting is the best. If you just settle for the lighting as it is and shoot the photo, you’re going to end up with a shot but it’s not going to be your best shot.

If you wait around or you plan on coming back early in the morning or whenever you can get back there, plan on being there at the best time of the day, whether it’s early morning or late afternoon. Your photography is going to change when you value lighting so importantly, like all the professional photographers that do.

When we teach photography, and I teach a lot of travel photography, it’s probably the number one thing that I talk about. That’s why I keep talking about it. That is the one thing I think everybody should think about. Everything else is kind of important, but it’s secondary. The lighting is the most important.

Audri Lanford: I suspected you were going to say that. Thanks so much Scott! If people want to learn more about all of the amazing things that you offer, what’s the best way for them to do that?

Scott Stulberg: They can write me at There’s a link on my website to email me or they can email me directly at

I also have a trip planned for next September, which is going to be an amazing trip to Africa with probably the best safari leader that I know. He grew up in Africa and speaks Swahili. That’s where I got all of my images — by traveling with him, shooting with him, and leading tours with him. If anybody wanted to go to Africa with me, they could write me also and say, “I’d like to know more about it,” and I can let you know more.

You could be shooting with me and at the same time I am teaching Photoshop along the trip too, so they can learn how to improve their images. I teach a lot of Photoshop. In fact, I just finished writing a book with my friend on Photoshop.

Audri Lanford: Perfect. We will include links to all of that to make it really easy in the Show Notes. I would just like to really highly recommend again that you check out Scott’s site, and that you get on Scott’s mailing list so that you can find out more about what he’s offering.

To Sum Up

So what’s the one thing Scott Stulberg wants you to remember? That lighting is key. If you really want to take your travel photography to the next level, plan your schedule around the lighting. Don’t just settle for what’s there at any given moment in time.