Travel Photography-Tips & Tricks

Every time you visit a new place, don’t just get stuck in the restaurant foods and hotel room luxuries, make an effort and click some great shots. While all this grandeur is transient, the photographs are eternal, help you relive the best times of your lives, even after ages.
Photography is not only about visual inspiration. Try the local food, smell local markets and hear local music, this will help you to better understand the story of the place.

  • Get up Early The hours around sunrise and sunset, the golden hours, are known to capture the elements of nature in the best light. While the whole mad world is beginning to get up, or settling down its chaos, you have some amazing opportunity to capture the location in its best luster. So get up early to get that amazing photo opportunities, while all the other tourists are still asleep.
  • Do your research and know your subject
    When you visit a place, don’t go in a tourist, but go in as a traveler. Don’t leave it to chance and learn as much as you can about the place you are about to travel. Just as you spend hours, online, searching for the best hotels and restaurants, you should know the best spots for picture taking. It’s great to wander, but knowing the best advantage points for shooting is very important. In between trips, you should read guidebooks, do Google image searches, contact locals for insider information – all of this is extremely important to make a good picture story. Always keep looking for hidden gems!
    Also make sure you interact with the locals. Know your subject. Don’t be afraid to walk up and ask people to take their picture.
  • Pack Light and Wisely
    These five accessories have to packed along:
    (1) Battery grip-you don’t want to run out of power in an isolated place.
    (2) Portable hard disk (you wouldn’t want your camera or phone’s memory to show the hideous “memory full” message just when you are about to go for a great click.)
    (3) All-in-one super-zoom- You can travel light and don’t have to keep changing lenses
    (4) Circular polarizing filters-Enhance blue skies and contrast as well as reducing 
reflections on glass or water
    (5) Travel tripod
  • “Exotic” can be found anywhere
    You don’t have to travel to an extremely scenic location, with the mountains, the river flowing down the foothills, and the sun setting behind the mountains. No matter where you are going: New York, the Middle East or a small village in France. Try to see the beauty of the place. If you will find the beauty of that place and bring within your images, people will follow.

Photography is not only about visual inspiration. Try the local food, smell local markets and hear local music, this will help you to better understand the story of the place.

Look for patterns! Look for stories! Feel the Place!

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