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Tips For Taking Better Travel Photos

 
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Cornelia9



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:20 pm    Post subject: Tips For Taking Better Travel Photos Reply with quote

Tips For Taking Better Travel Photos

Whether you are have a point and shoot or a DSLR camera, you'd want to take some 'wow' photos home from a trip. Maybe you can print photos on canvas for your travel, some photo like 20” x 24” canvas photo, I like the 16” x 20” canvas photo. You'd also want the photos to remind you of how glad you went where you went in the first place. In the past, I had my moments when I thought, "…why didn't I see and cut out that awful lamp post at the side?" And so I grew a little wiser as I took more photos. Here are 10 tips for grabbing your shots on the road:

For photography newbies, learn to ditch ‘auto' or ‘P' mode on your camera, and use selected aperture and shutter speed settings for more control if you can.
Clear out the clutter and focus on a main subject. You don't need to include everything in the frame. Do you want that tree or post-box in the frame? What are you trying to tell with your picture?
Step up and shoot closer whenever able to. A lot of people tend to stay too far back when taking vacation shots.
Use a self-timer to trip the shutter to minimize blur and camera shake in low light conditions or when using a slow shutter speed (say, of 1/15 and below) when handholding camera. Most times, your tripod may not be with you, you'll need to improvise.
Vary your camera angle, level and framing on your shots. Shoot low, from high up, from the ground up, up the dog's nose. Take filled frames but also frame with background detail for scale and setting on some shots.
Use a pre-focus - choose an aperture around F8. That way, if you grab the camera and point at an object, say, 5 feet away, you'd get sharpness on things lying within 3 feet to 10 feet in the frame. You can focus on a spot where you anticipate the action will happen using this method. This helps the camera locks focus faster and works great for quick, candid shots, particularly when you don't want to tip your subjects off that they are being photographed.
Shoot multiple shots on a subject you like. Take one shot, move two steps forward, take another. Don't forget to take a vertical shot too. Most people tend to frame shots horizontally, but a vertical shot often allows you to fill a frame, looks different and uses space more effectively.
Take landmarks, interesting signage, neon lights, colourful things, etc. Observe light direction, and shadow or texture of objects, buildings and landscape. They all add character to your photo.
Take care of your camera, and keep it free of dirt and dust when travelling. Buy a good camera bag, a blower brush and soft, microfiber cloth, and memory cards. Take a backup camera with you if have one.
Be sensitive to cultural differences. Ask permission to take a shot of that nice native for example, or the farmer. Don't try to take photos of things when it is illegal or impolite to do so.

The last word is, remember, you're on holiday, so make sure you don't see everything only through your lens. You don't need to photograph everything. If you want to capture everything, you want to strap a videocam to your head, not use a camera. Relax and enjoy the trip.
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sonali22chauhan



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taking photo while traveling is a part of Traveling ! I always like to take amazing photographs on traveling but it happen lot of time ! Right & sweet pics are not taken in well condition. A good photographs ro photo shooter can take beautiful photo.
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abbiereal987



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you get your photo taking
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of my vacations I spend by travelling. I have traveled many historical places in the world. Taking better quality photos is very essential for travelers like me. Thanks for your tips. It is very useful.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taking photo while traveling is a great idea. It is a best way to capture the best moment. During traveling take care of your camera in a camera bag. keep it free of dirt and dust.

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kelvinsmar



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I have holidays, Most probably I spend time for journey with my friends. I am very much interesting at photography. Taking the best quality of photos is one of the important points to remember for every photographer. The tips, Which are shared in the following posts are really useful and nice also. If anyone knows some more tips please share with us.

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johanray123



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice post and tips here.

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Steve Clapton



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Tips!
i really enjoyed browsing your post.

Thank,
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