Traveling to create new photography can get expensive fast, but whether it's for personal work, stock, or your portfolio, it is often a necessary part of advancing your work. There are lots of ways to monetize these images and tricks to shoulder the upfront costs involved in creating them. This is the approach and tips I use to get the most out of my travel photography.
I've traveled all over the world and throughout the U.S. on assignment. I take vacations with family and friends. I travel for weddings, graduations, and other personal events. I teach, give lectures, attend workshops and conventions. In all cases, I bring my camera and plan extra opportunities to take photographs. Though I don't have official shooting assignments when I travel to most of these places, I don't let that prevent me from getting some new amazing photos from that location while I'm there.