Commuter Heaven and Commuter Hell

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Advice and Tips | One Comment

Your commute to work, as mundane as it may seem, is worlds apart from other peoples’ journeys. Who’d have thought people actually commute to work on elephants, hey! By submitting your photos to Scoopshot, you not only get the opportunity to have your photography discovered, but you can also discover some pretty amazing shots from around the world, too.

Omar Velazquez - commute  on elephantsScoopshooter: Omar Velazquez

Commuting in Amsterdam is done at speed, on bikes! You’ll need a fast shutter speed to catch this guy speeding over the bridges of Amsterdam’s canals. To achieve a shot like this, suggest you use burst mode to take a ton of photos and make sure you don’t miss the money shot. Júnia Neumann cycling photo through Amsterdam commuter heavenScoopshooter: Júnia Neumann

This arty shot works because the photographer, Photogjul, has used the handle bars to frame the picture and focused in the middle of the photo, leaving the foreground slightly out of focus. A fluke? Perhaps, but it’s a winner in our book. Photogjul photo of bike in a field - commute Scoopshooter: Photogjul

A different take on the school run! Nicely framed composition and great subjects. O Meu Passaporte photo of family on a kayakScoopshooter: O Meu Passaporte

Uhhh stuck behind a bus. The resolution could be better, but we love this photo because we can feel Ann’s frustration. Ann Doherty photo of School bus - commute Scoopshooter: Ann Doherty

You might be fooled into thinking that commuting in the UK is straightforward. No. Sheep have places to be too.Nuray Karaduman photo of sheep in the road Scoopshooter: Nuray Karaduman

Paddling down the Amazon, not sure if this dude likes his job, he doesn’t look impressed. Great photo using the paddle to draw the eye in — simple but effective composition.  Sheyllaa photo of Man traveling on Amazon river in PeruScoopshooter: Sheyllaa

Oh a creative commuting photo (love it). Sometimes trying something different can make an otherwise bland subject really pop in a photo. To achieve a photo like this, make sure the lens isn’t focusing on the foreground or the nearest hand-grab will be in focus and the view beyond will be out of focus. Omar Velazquez underground metro subway commute photoScoopshooter: Omar Velazquez

It’s always good to see something ugly photographed beautifully. We’ll never look at an escalator in the same way again. Remember to play with angles, experiment, take a few shots and adjust the settings as you go. It’s amazing what you can create if you spend 20 seconds on a photo, rather than the 0.5 that we have become accustomed to. Escalator - transport - commuteScoopshooter: Anon

Feeling inspired? Submit your photos to the free Scoopshot app and showcase your photography skills to the world

1 Comment

  1. broker opzioni binarie
    March 27, 2015

    Howdy I am so glad I found your webpage, I really found you by accident,
    while I was searching on Bing for something else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a
    fantastic post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time
    to read it all at the minute but I have bookmarked it and also
    added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up
    the superb jo.


Leave a Reply