Photographic Tips While You Travel

Hello all,

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.

Photographed in airplane.

Don’t lug around all of your gear but make sure you have a battery back up and extra cards.

Family having lunch together.

Husband riding on railroad bridge.

Of course we want to have our and friends in the pics so be creative and place them in the frame with various comps.  Remember the rule of thirds for a quick shot.

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.

Picture of boats under blue tarps

Use a beanbag instead of a tripod to steady your camera.  You will be surprised on how useful a beanbag can be!

Building with lens flare

Close up of an Iris flower

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…

Yellow cart of sierra silver mine.

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.

Happy travels!

Playing with long shutter speed in plane during sunset.




2 Comments on “Photographic Tips While You Travel”

  1. Thanks for the post. I do enjoy the way you have framed this particular situation. I would love to share your blog with my friends on facebook, how do I do that?

  2. john says:

    so nice tips you have given.i found it so much useful.all the pictures are so nice & HD.

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