How to do travel photography like a pro

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Even if you’re not a professional photographer, you still want to take great shots that bring justice to the beauty of the place you’ve traveled to. There’s so much beauty in the world and to experience it firsthand is a memory worth keeping. To ensure you get great photos of your travels, here are some simple tips:

Research

Look up the place you’ll be visiting so you know what are the best locations for taking pictures. This doesn’t mean you’ll duplicate the shots that other people already took. You can also use postcards from the place as a reference or ask locals about spots where you can get an amazing view.

Lighting

The best times for taking pictures are usually pre-dawn or early morning so a little sacrifice has to be made in order to avoid shooting in midday light. You can also shoot city landscapes in the early evening so you get a shot with all the lights on and with the help of a bit of light in the sky. It’s important to remember that lighting can make or break a photo.

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Do something different

Many photographers will suggest that you “get off the beaten track,” which basically tells us to do something different. Whether this means you literally go on the road less traveled by or you just add your own creative flare to the famous landmarks, it is entirely up to you. If you choose the latter, you should experiment with new angles or different vantage points to get a really interesting never-been-done-before shot. It would be quite a challenge to accomplish this but well worth the effort.

Nomadic Samuel taking a video at Machu Picchu
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Hi, I’m Riyesh Menon and I always look forward to getting out to see the world. Connect with me on Google+ to discover more ways to enjoy traveling.

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