Like all photography, and all things in life really, travel photography takes time and practice to really become good at it. Inevitably, you will run into some bumps along the road. I have met experienced photographers who have been shooting for decades who have told me that even they have to discard shots because of issues.
One of the most widely-used forms of photography practiced by travel photographers is undoubtedly street photography. As travelers, we spend a good deal of our time traveling throughout cities, as well as small towns and villages, interacting with other people and learning about the local culture. As visual travel story-tellers, we will often photograph our interactions and experiences in these places.
Picking up a camera and taking pictures of people and scenes within the hustle-and-bustle of a city might sound easy, but getting great photographs of these experiences that really tell an authentic story can be quite difficult. In this guide, I am going to give you some of the top tips that I have picked up over the years for taking great street photography shots. If you practice these tips, you should be ahead of the game in taking street photographs that tell the authentic story of your travels.
If you read my blog, then you probably know that travel and photography are my passions, and I write about both of these subjects quite extensively. My love for travel fuels my passion for photography because I have a deep-rooted desire to document all of the wonderful and beautiful places that I visit. But it isn’t enough to just have a passion for travel photography. In order to be a successful travel photographer, you need to know how to approach the craft to be successful.
As a travel photographer, I am always moved to journey to new places, try new things, and capture as much of my experiences in photographs as I possibly can. It was a lot of fun to look back on all of the places I have seen this year, and that exercise was all the more enjoyable because I had so many great pictures to remind me of my experiences.
This year has been one of the most memorable years of travel I have had, and the result has been some truly inspiring photographs. There was a lot to choose from (because I tend to take quite a few pictures), but I have chosen my Top 25 pictures from this year’s travels that I want to share with you.
Machu Picchu is both an architectural marvel and a stunning piece of artwork wrapped up into one iconic travel destination. Considered one of the new wonders of the world, Machu Picchu is one of South America’s, if not the world’s, most recognizable places. Because of its beauty, tourists flock to Machu Picchu each year to get a glimpse of it first hand and to try and capture its essence in photographs. However, capturing this beautiful place in photographs is not without its challenges.
The Galápagos Islands are an amazing place that draws photographers from around the world each year to capture its amazing landscapes and wildlife. However, as beautiful as the Galápagos Islands are, they can also be fairly challenging to capture in photographs. The weather, rocking boats, and the remoteness of the islands are just some of the many challenges that photographers face when they travel to the Galápagos.
In this tutorial, I am going to walk you thru some of the most fundamental and basic edits that you can make to your photographs to show you a workflow that you can use to help improve the wonderful vacation photos that you take.
Being on safari in Africa is an exciting and exhilarating experience. It is something that you want to remember and bring back to show your family and friends. The pictures that we take while on safari are our best way to remember and share this amazing experience. For this reason, you want to be able to take great safari pictures that you can. Pictures that will really represent the experience well and WOW those that you show them to.
Like most photography, half the battle is putting yourself in the right position. Since you are reading this, I assume that you have already made plans to go on safari in Africa or are in the process of making those plans. So, you have done the really important work. By reading this article, you will be armed with the tips and tricks necessary to take the best safari pictures. All that is left is to go on your trip and make memories to last a lifetime!
While shooting pictures of cold and snowy locations can be both fun and beautiful, it can also be very challenging. The presence of snow can really take your pictures to another level, but it can also reek havoc with your ability to capture images correctly.
In this guide, I am going to give you some pointers on how to make your next photography venture into the land of ice and snow a success. By following these tips, you should be able to capture some truly amazing photographs that will wow your family and friends.
We have all been in situations when traveling where we want to take a picture of something really beautiful or cool that we see, but the pictures just don’t seem to turn out because there isn’t enough light. It can be a really frustrating feeling, I know.
Back when I first started getting into photography, I took a road trip to Banff National Park in Alberta. Along the way, I stopped off at Glacier National Park for a day. Glacier was a park that I had long wanted to visit because of its absolutely gorgeous vistas.
Unfortunately, it was very overcast with scattered ran on the day I was there. Not only did this put a big damper on my hiking plans, but it made getting good pictures of the park incredibly difficult. I was heartbroken to see the quality of my images when I got home and viewed them. I am still bummed out about those pictures to this day.
In order to prevent something similar from happening to you, I am going to pass on to you a wealth of knowledge I have accumulated over the years on how to make the most of the limited light you might have when taking travel pictures. So they next time you are in a dimly lit building or venturing out on an overcast day, you will be prepared.