As we already told you in the first part of this post, Matteo Dunchi is a photographer which passions are the sky and the many stars and celestial bodies that are part of it. Fascinated by the many stunning pictures he captured, we wanted to tell you more about him, and here’s the second part of his interview.
- What do you look for in a travel photography? Which are your favorite subjects to portray when you travel?
I usually take a lot of “souvenir photos” with the smartphone or a secondary camera. Then I take my big camera to shoot the local landmarks, trying not to be obvious. I also love discovering new angles in the places where no one usually take pictures such as abandoned buildings.
- We are particularly interested in the relation between travel and photography, can you please tell us something about a travel experience that has been particularly touching or interesting for you? Where would you suggest us to go?
When you travel, you see new places and photographing them is the more obvious thing to do. But be sure to not pay too much attention at photographing them, rather than enjoying them!
As today, my greatest experience was a “bikepacking adventure” around Tuscany I did last year with a bunch of friends, our bikes and nothing else. Tuscany is awesome wherever you look or point the camera at. “Slow travelling” in such places is the right way to enjoy them. I got in touch with nature and her rhythms. We packed all the necessary things on our bikes, we slept in the outdoors and rode the best Tuscany roads. I brought a small mirrorless camera with a couple of lens and that was the right choice: in a bike adventure every gram counts and this camera system gave me a great image quality.
- Finally, which suggestion would you give to all of these people that are trying to obtain more interesting and captivating pictures?
I suggest to attend a basic photographic course where you can learn some easy tips & tricks, and how to avoid the common mistakes: you don’t want to travel for a thousand miles and end up with a lot of awful photos with the wrong focus or a leaning horizon.
Scout for the place you are travelling to before the trip, surfing on the web, looking for the photos about it on image-sharing sites or social networks such as Instagram. Then buy the camera that is more convenient for you to bring around, and prepare to go “off the route” to obtain original shots 😉