If you love taking photos when traveling and are looking for tips on how to improve your travel photography, here are a few things you can keep in mind. Below are a few tips on how to take great photos when traveling:
Don’t miss settings that you often notice, but hardly ever choose to photograph. Be sure to keep an eye out for the little things – flowers on a balcony, warm smiles of people, patterned tiles on the ground beneath you, etc.
Finding vantage points in a city can often be tough when everyone is heading to the same places, but a great way to go against the crowds and find your own perfect viewpoint is to book a hotel room with a view!
As humans we have ‘on’ days and ‘off’ days when it comes to most things, so it should come at no surprise that some days we don’t feel like photographing and some days we don’t even feel like leaving the hotel bed! Don’t feel guilty about it if you feel a less strenuous day every so often in your travels; just take the day off and be sure to shoot on a designated day.
Just because it is raining outside does not mean you can’t capture great photographs! Overcast days actually allow for great photographs as the lighting is much more shootable and allows your entire image to be depicted much better than if it were not overcast.
Taking pictures of cities in the evening will provide you with a completely refreshed take on a city and a completely new set of photographs to match! This is a great idea, particularly if you’re out in the countryside.