As I am sure you have realised by now, I do love to travel. I have been lucky to visit Europe a few time, where each time has been a completely new and exciting experience.
So in just 4 short weeks, we are off to Cyprus with friends for a 2 week beach holiday adventure! I’m sure it is going to be so beautiful and so much fun…I mean who doesn’t love a little sea, sun & sand! It’s the perfect combination!
Anyway, I am getting sidetracked with daydreams of Cyprus. Why I am actually writing this post is to give you some tips on taking great photos while traveling. You do not need an expensive fancy camera to take great photos. You just need good light, creatively and a little luck 😉
Below are my top tips for improving your travel photos.
Top tips for taking better holiday photos:
- If you have a new camera, learn to use it before your trip so you don’t waste time or loose on out photo opportunities
- Do as much research as you can on the place you are going, it will give you some inspiration and ideas when you are there taking photos
- If you have a DSLR, try travel light – take 1 multi-purpose zoom lens only – you don’t want to be overburdened with equipment that you probably won’t use
- Try take photos of the landmarks & attractions from a different perspective, for example, move your camera higher or lower
- Take as many candid photos as you can, photographing your subject while they are unaware often produces the best results. However, be careful about photographing local people, some of them do not appreciate it or will expect be paid
- Show off the gorgeous scenery or location by having someone doing something in the scene, such as walking along the beach
- Get up a little earlier, so you can take advantage of the beautiful early morning light
- Get creative with your composition, try not to have everything in the middle of the photos, sometimes some negative space on the side can add some interest to your photo
- Look for interesting patterns, colours & textures to include in your photos…I am a sucker for stained glass, I love how the photos look when light is shinning through them
- Lastly, ALWAYS carry your camera with you when travelling, you never know when a photo opportunity will present itself
Below, are a few of my photos from my last European trip, we went to Canterbury, UK; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Amsterdam, Netherlands & Prague, Czech Republic.
So enjoy snapping away on your next holiday!
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