Katherine Belarmino has mastered working full time while traveling more than most people I know who aren’t on the road full time and with not one but two blogs; Travel the World as well as Passports and cocktails. Today Katherine and I discuss her method for shooting, editing and organizing photos. In this episode, you will learn how to take your travel photography to the next level.

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The Finer Details of Episode 88:
Katherine Belarmino Travel Writer Photographer

In today’s episode, Katherine Belarmino and I dive deep into the world of photography and lightroom photo editing. Click here to listen to the full interview and learn here many tips and tricks for upping your photography game.

In this episode we also discuss:

    • Why Katherine loves the Sony A72 mirrorless camera.
    • Why her favorite feature of the Sony is the fact you can see setting adjustments before you take the picture.
    • How to take the leap to shooting in manual mode.
    • Why you need to focus on F Stop, ISO and shutter speed for manual shooting.
    • F Stop tip: lower the number, the more light you are letting in. Higher the number, the more clarity in the photo.
    • F Stop 11 or 16 for landscapes.
    • The importance of practicing using different settings and then reviewing the photos on your computer.
    • Why Katherine switched to shooting in RAW mode.
    • Why she loves Lightroom for editing photos.
    • Katherine’s method for storing photos.
    • How to use Amazon as a backup method for you photos.
    • Why she is consciously taking less photos.
    • Why the quality of glass on your lens is so important.
    • Tips to store photos file organization methods
    • Why she loves the photo editing process.
    • How to do bulk processing in Lightroom.
    • Why you want to sign up for the Lightroom monthly subcription instead of the stand alone program.
    • Why you must use the de-haze function in Lightroom
    • Remove highlights and remove shadow functions to turn photos into magazine quality.
    • Why transitioning to the aperture setting is a good transition before going to ‘manual’ mode.

What Katherine can do behind the lens of a camera!


The Power of Lightroom! Examples from Katherine.

travel photo with lightroom before and after

travel photo with lightroom before and after

travel photo with lightroom before and after


Full the episode >> Listen to Episode 88 Now!

Episode Resources
Episode 29
Sony Mirrorless A72
Lightroom App
WD Harddrive
Amazon Prime
Carslgise 24-70 (walking around lens)
Zoom 200 Lens
Pancake Lens fixed 16 with 2.8 Fstop (great for night shots)
Sony pancake attachment
Prime 35 (great for food)
Prime 50

Connect with Katherine Belarmino
Katherine’s Website, Travel The World
Travel the World on Facebook
Katherine’s Website, Passports and Cocktails
Passports and Cocktails on Facebook
Passports and Cocktails on Twitter
Katherine Belarmino on Twitter
Katherine Belarmino on Pinterest
Katherine Belarmino on Google+
Katherine Belarmino on Instagram

Connect with Alexa, Break Into Travel Writing & My Travel Blog
The Aspiring Travel Writer, the Facebook group


  • Loved the interview with @katherinebel on the Break Into Travel Writing #podcast w/ @writetotravel http://bit.ly/2cRSt6v [Click to Tweet]

Hope you enjoyed this episode and feel like you can become a photographer after listening to Taking Your Travel Photography to the Next Level with Katherine Belarmino. Please join me in thanking her for sharing such awesome information and actionable tips! Interested in hearing the full podcast? Click here to listen now!

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Travel Photography to the Next Level
Travel Photography to the Next Level
Travel Photography to the Next Level

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