Essential Travel Photography Tips for Beginners

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Nothing beats the impression of reimbursing home with gorgeous travel snapshots from the destination you have just visited and, with these travel photography tips, we are confident you will take your skills to the next level. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible advice to ensure you return home with a collection of incredible photos from your next trip. Here are some suggestions to make your overall travel photography experience more sensational, especially if you’re wandering to a foreign country.

 

1.CHOOSE THE BEST TIME OF THE DAY

Whether you’re taking pictures of landscapes or cities, choosing the right time of the day is crucial to capture beautiful moments with your camera. The best time of the day to shoot pictures is always sunrise and/or sunset. The sun rays hit the earth more horizontally during these times of the day and, hence, are less harsh on the subject you’re trying to photograph. Pictures taken at midday are usually flat and boring and lack the vibrant colors that are found at sunrise and/or sunset.

2.DO SOME RESEARCH BEFOREHAND

Discovering about the place you’re going to photograph before you travel to the destination will get you ahead of the game. It is always crucial to spend some time exploring the place you’re going to tour.

3.CARRY THE RIGHT GEAR WITH YOU

As a travel photographer, it is always fairest to keep your gear as light as possible. Your shoulders will thank you for it. Moreover, As a rule of thumb, it is always decent to carry two lenses: a wide-angle and a telephoto lens. But you will have to evaluate the situation and the technique of photography you want to shoot and agree on which lenses will cover most of your photographic needs.

4.FOLLOW THE RULE OF THIRDS

If you’re barely getting started, one of the promising travel photography tweaks to keep in mind is to always follow the Rule Of Thirds. Basically, with this rule, you draw four imaginary lines across your portrait to divide it into nine even parts. The most important elements in your frame should be placed within (or near) the four intersection points created by those artificial lines. Following this rule will add more tension and attention to your snapshots.

5.THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX

Why take the identical photo everyone else has taken? While it’s true that some compulsory postcard-pictures need to be captured, you can always get imaginative and take that same shot from a distinct angle. When it comes to travel photography, don’t settle for the initial picture you take. Even when you’re at a milestone or wonder of the world, look around the area you’re snapping, question yourself and intend for something different.

6.ASK FOR PERMISSION

When travelling, especially overseas, you will be captivated to take photos of locals. They look exotic and different to you and, as appealing as it sounds to snap forthcoming photos, it is always best to ask for approval first. Not only will you gain their appreciation, but you might also end up earning new friends. People don’t usually mind having their pictures taken and, if along the process, you get to know them a bit better, as well as understand their traditions and beliefs, you will be able to tell a better tale through your photos.

7.BACK UP, BACK UP, BACK UP

Always keep an external drive with you when travelling and make sure you recoup your photographs in two different places. As soon as you’re finalized with your session and are willing to begin the post-processing, spend some time backing up that day’s photos. Electronic devices and memory cards will get destroyed or give errors over time, and redeeming your photos in more than one place will always prevent a needless headache.

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