Looking to improve your travel photography? I’ve spent my most of the time shooting pictures in alluring locations around the world. You don’t need professional camera while shooting landscapes, buildings or people. You can capture beautiful moments with your smartphones too. Even some professional travel photographers love to capture moments of their life with a smartphone. Just show dedication towards photography, and you’re set to go.
Travel Photography : What it feels like
Some people collect moment when they travel. I love to collect beautiful pictures with my camera. Travel photography is like a bucket full of memories from a journey that you can look back on and enjoy for years.
Every travel destination has its own look, culture, people, scenery, and Food. Capturing every moment will give people glimpse of what it might look like so they can enjoy there too.
How To Improve Your Travel Photography Game
Travel Photography doesn’t come on it own, it needs practice, I myself never learned photography from any coaching, but here I am discussing how you can take better pictures while traveling. I’ve learned many things from video tutorials, and yes it helped me a lot in my journey.
Reading books about photography can also improve your techniques. Regular practice is most necessary to improve your craft. You guys can learn this way too if you put effort! Remember everything needs time to learn.
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Okay back to the topic, here are some of my favorite tips for travel photography.
WAKE UP BEFORE SUNRISE, STAY AWAKE AFTER SUNSET
The faster you’re, the better you get. I’m sure you’ve heard light is a necessary ingredient for best pictures, just like a good ingredient makes food tastier, same work lighting does in photography and soft, warm, morning light creates amazing images.
Waking up early also means you’ll have to deal with tourists and other photographers. Just be there at the right time and places like Taj Mahal or Colosseum has more tourist in the early morning as they look pretty dope when sunlight touches the surface of these buildings. Get there early you’ll get pretty much place for yourself.
Sunrise isn’t the only time to get good light. Sunset is also great. The hour after sunrise and hour before sunset is called “Golden Hours“ because of their soft, warm tones and eye-pleasing shadows. “Blue Hour“ is the hour after sunset or before sunrise when the sky is still blue, but city lights are turned on.
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KNOW MORE ABOUT THE PLACE YOU’RE VISITING
Read travel guidebooks, search on internet about your destination. Read blogs, talk to friends who have been there. Reach out to other travel photographers. Become more knowledgeable about which image will capture the essence of the place. Use Instagram and Google Image Search. I use them to learn where an iconic location is or how can I reach there.
Once I know about the place, I’ll do more research. Which time or season is best to be there, how difficult is it to reach certain vantage points? And when will tourist traffic be low? Wandering around with no plans will take more time, it’s better to collect information about the place, this will save your time so you can produce beautiful travel photography once you’re there.