How to take the perfect travel photos: Our top three tips

Eiffel tower reflection in camera lensesIn an age where we spend our time playing online slots, point and shoot digital cameras cost next to nothing, and are still capable of producing exceptional photographs, a lack of access to the right equipment should never be an excuse for poor quality holiday pictures.

Unfortunately, however, terrible pictures still seem to abound. While there are countless books, magazines and articles about how to take the perfect travel pictures, we thought that today we would share with you our top three tips for capturing those magical holiday moments.

  1.    Get there early. While there are a whole host of camera tricks and tips to enhance your images, the one that people tend to forget, and can make your picture most special, is arriving at a site early, before the crowds gather. It requires little effort on your part, aside from setting your alarm a little earlier, but the results can transform your otherwise bland photo albums instantly. Capturing a beautiful temple at sunrise, or as the mist begins to clear, adds real depth to your images, while the lack of tourists in your images will set them apart from the norm.
  2.    Add context. While photographing local people when travelling, few amateur photographers remember the importance of the background in the context of the shot. Pictures of silk traders, for example, could be improved dramatically if you were to take a picture of the trader in front of his stall, at the right angle. Every detail of the shot improves the story that the picture tells. For more info check, their pictures are pretty amazing and mind-blowing.
  3.    Get creative. Don’t just place the subject of the picture in the centre of the image. Trying spicing things up a bit by placing it according to the rule of thirds. It will add that much needed variety to your albums.


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