Photographic Tips While You TravelPosted: July 14, 2011
It’s been awhile. If you read my previous post you would know that I have been traveling. So I thought this would be a good time to give you some tips while you travel with your family and friends.
First, your camera should be ready at all times. You probably wont go back to the same location so set your camera and be ready for a great shot.
Don’t lug around all of your gear but make sure you have a battery back up and extra cards.
This is about having fun so don’t stress out about trying to make the shot perfect. It can be hard, I know… but chill out for a bit and focus on the vacation.
If you can, take two quick shots one for the highlights and one for the low values, you can merge in post.
Use a beanbag instead of a tripod to steady your camera. You will be surprised on how useful a beanbag can be!
Personally, I like the wide-angle lens when I travel. If you want to get close to a subject go for it just pay attention to the background to enhance your subject.
Take shots of signs and other subjects that remind you of where you were. This will help with keywording, etc…
Think about your vacation as a photographic journey. Shoot everything! You will enjoy the photo essay as you work on them after your vacation. Hope these quick tips help you while traveling & photographing with friends and family.
- Beginners Guide to DSLR: Choosing the Right Camera for You (naldzgraphics.net)
- 12 Ways to Add Randomness and Creativity to Your Photography (digital-photography-school.com)
- Top 10 Travel Photography Tips (brighthub.com)