July/August 2017

The Travel Issue

© © Tu Nguyen

Get ready to pack your gear bag and hit the road running! Our Summer issue is here and we’ve loaded it with tons of tips, tricks and inspiration to help you book, and manage, your next destination shoot. Inside the pages of our Travel and Destination Weddings issue you’ll find the essential trends—and hacks—to guide you through the logistics, headaches and challenges of destination gigs, including how to prep before you board your flight, approach multi-day shooting, build relationships (from booking clients to album selling) and everything else under the sun.

To learn more about navigating through all the logistics of destination weddings, we spoke to the experts themselves, including Cologne Germany’s Tu Nguyen, who photographed this couple toasting their newlywed bliss at a Kenyan safari picnic. “I always try to get to know the couple and spend as much time with them as I can to build up ultimate trust,” Nguyen says. “That’s what I love about elopements and intimate destination weddings: You become an observer without being compromised, and shoot artistically while remaining real and documentarian at the same time. That’s always a challenge.”

Nguyen and several other shooters— including Jason Vinson, Carmen and Ingo, Christian Oth, Gabe McClintock, Charleton Churchill and Corbin Gurkin—reveal the keys to their destination-photography success in Rf’s Travel Issue. We’ve also packed this edition with an extensive product roundup of strobes, continuous lights and modifiers, travel inspiration from adventure-seekers Katch Silva and Ben Sasso, as well as destination wedding photographer-turned-wildlife shooter KT Merry, a fun and candid interview with Jose Villa and so much more!