Golf Photography Resources Washington DC

A dramatic physical location may inspire you to reach for the camera, and the more dramatic it is, the more easily you can capture it on film (or, more accurately, on digital storage card). But no matter where you go, to make your golf course photos truly snap, you have to do a little work.

Michael O'Bannon
(202) 467-6033
819 7Th St Nw
Washington, DC
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Travel-N-Tours
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American Society of Travel Agents
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www.travelsense.org

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Noelle Belt
(410) 756-1111
1200 18Th St Nw Ste 600
Washington, DC
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WorldTravelService
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American Society of Travel Agents
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www.worldtraveleservice.com

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(202) 659-6430
1026 16Th St Nw #104
Washington, DC
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Worldwide Travel, Inc.
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American Society of Travel Agents
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www.wwt-usa.com

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David Parry
(202) 785-9000
1920 N St Nw Ste 200
Washington, DC
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Academic Travel Abroad, Inc.
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American Society of Travel Agents
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(202) 667-3202
1636 Connecticut Ave Nw
Washington, DC
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Universal Travel Service, Inc.
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American Society of Travel Agents
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Thomas Holman
(202) 415-3136
1800-11Th St.,N.W.
Washington, DC
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Holman and Associates
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American Society of Travel Agents
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www.travelsense.org

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Michael Corbitt
(202) 288-5655
1 Scott Cir Nw # 801
Washington, DC
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Embassy Row Travel
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American Society of Travel Agents
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Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
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Business Travel, Corporate / Government, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Gay & Lesbian, Luxury Travel
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www.embassyrowtravel.com

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John Stratton
(202) 898-0700
1775 K St Nw Ste 490
Washington, DC
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Ticket To Ride, Inc.
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American Society of Travel Agents
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www.travelsense.org

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Bill Mercier
(703) 757-6333
1200 18Th St Nw Ste 600
Washington, DC
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WorldTravelService
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American Society of Travel Agents
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www.travelsense.org

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Leonard Muldrow
(202) 544-7208
Post Office Box 75171
Washington, DC
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MUSA Travel
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American Society of Travel Agents
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MUSAHOO.COM

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Golf Photography 101

Golf Photography 101

Save your experiences in pictures

Golf Photography 101There are golf photos, and then there’s golf photography. Like models, some courses beg to be photographed. If you can’t snap a good shot on the 18th at Pebble Beach, you’re in the wrong game, my friend. The contrast of vivid green fairways, shimmering water and cloud-flecked blue skies can make an artist of just about anyone.

Unfortunately, not all courses are Pebble Beach. Or Kapalua Plantation. Or Pacific Trails. Or River Valley Ranch in the mountains of Colorado. A dramatic physical location may inspire you to reach for the camera, and the more dramatic it is, the more easily you can capture it on film (or, more accurately, on digital storage card). But no matter where you go, to make your golf course photos truly snap, you have to do a little work.

Find The “Magic” Light. This may be the golf course photographer’s most vital secret. Magic light occurs when the sun is low to the horizon. This light occurs during the first hour and last hour of daylight. Try both to get a sense of how the shadows fall across the property. The golden light adds to the clarity and definition of any landscape. Be aware of your own shadow, and keep it out of the shot.

Elevation Is Your Friend. No matter how good it looks to your eye at ground level, a golf hole will look better if you can get a little bit above the features you’re photographing. Prop yourself in the base of a tree. Scale a hump or hill off the fairway. Stand on the back of a golf cart. The pros take ladders, and you’ll quickly learn the reason.

Compose The Shot. Sometimes it’s depth you’re after. Other times, you may want to highlight a specific feature, such as a greenside bunker or the general movement of the land. Compose your shot to highlight your target. If it’s depth you’re after, make sure there’s something behind the prime subject—a tree, a mountain, a pond. Use a small aperture setting to capture it all. If you’re out for a ground shot—the early morning dew on the grass or fog rising from water—use the golf course in a supporting role.

Respect The Design Of The Course. There’s nothing more gratifying than finding the perfect angle to showcase a great golf hole. Odds are, you won’t find that looking over at a hole from an adjacent fairway or shooting through a stand of trees behind the green. Your angles should suggest the true orientation and strategy of the hole. Get creative, but capture the real golf hole, not just a golf landscape.

Keep People Out Of Your “Beauty” Shots. That’s not to say you don’t want to record your friends in the beautiful places you visit. But if you’re out to portray the magnificence of the course, there’s nothing a person can add.

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