7 Travel Photography Tips

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 by Administrator

7 Travel Photography Tips

If you have hobbies of travelling and photography, your life is really colorful. So, why do not you combine them? Travel photography is very interesting because you can do your hobbies at the same time. Even more, it can be a good business for you if you have a good ability in taking pictures. Of course, it is not easy. There are many things to know to get the best captured photos. If you are interested in it, you can follow these travel photography tips below.

1. Be Friendly with Other People

Nature photography is very great. However, it does not mean that you should not talk to other people. When you go to a rural area, you should be friends with the people around. You can talk and ask for permission to capture their fields. When you go to an industrial area, you should ask permission when you want to capture their merchandise. And there are still many other examples. Anyway, it becomes one of the most important travelling photography tips that you should follow.

2. Use a Wide Lens

What lens is best for travel photography? I can say that it is wide lens. When you go travelling and want to capture someone, you have to use a wide lens. So, you have always to prepare it. Capturing with a wide lens creates a more friendly impression. Besides, it can also show the environment around the object you capture. For example, when you ride a rowing boat, capture the rower while showing the beauty of the lake or the sea around you. This will be much more valuable. That is why it belongs to the best tips of travel photography.

3. Prioritize the Golden Hours

If you are a photographer, you are certainly familiar with "Golden Hours". It is the time when it can produce the best natural lights. In this case, morning and early evening can be called as "Golden Hours" because the lights come from the side and it creates a good definition of the subject. Besides, the color is also warm and produces a soft intensity. So, I suggest you to hunt photos in the Golden Hours to get the best results. For example, you can capture beautiful sunrises or sunsets. Anyway, it is considered as one of the best travel photography tips.

4. Avoid Cliche

The cliche is photos that are often taken by most people. You have to avoid it because it will be boring. People want something unique so that you should capture objects from different angles. Even though the objects are same, it will be very interesting if you capture it from different angles that look unique. For example, capturing waterfall from the front belongs to cliche. So, you can try capturing waterfall from the side and you can find something unique from it. For sure, you have to be brave to explore it.

5. Pay Attention to Every Detail

Sometimes, what make objects interesting are small details. In fact, we often do not pay attention to small details. Now, you have to be more careful and pay attention to every detail in the objects you want to capture. For example, if you want to capture handcrafts, you should capture them closer to emphasize the small details. Anyway, it can be considered as one of the travel photography ideas that you should follow.

6. Capture Amazing Landscapes

One of the most beautiful travel photography objects is landscape. There are many landscapes that you can find easily when you go traveling. For example, you can capture cityscape from a high story hotel. Besides that, it will also be a good idea for you to capture seascape from a rowing boat or a hill when you go travelling to a beautiful sea. And there are many other ideas to try. The more often you capture, the better the results will be.

7. Always Be Ready

To be a good travel photographer, you should always be ready anywhere and anytime. Wherever and whenever you go, you should prepare and bring a camera. Then, look for decisive moments and it may be your luck to get interesting objects. Interesting objects and moments may come anytime. It belongs to travel photography tips that you have to follow.


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