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Travel Photography Tips

Some people collect souvenirs when they travel, others prefer to collect photos. Travel photography is like a time machine, freezing memories in time so you can relive your most cherished moments. Here ‘s how to capture your destination and its people, culture, history and feelings.

Wake up early

Light is the most important ingredient for great photography, and early morning (or even sunset) is the best time of day. The “golden hour” offers the most eye-catching and warm colors for a truly beautiful photo. Waking up early also means fewer people!

Use the rule of thirds

One of the most basic photography tips is the Rule of Thirds. Imagine breaking an image down into thirds, horizontally and vertically. The goal is to place important parts of the photo into the sections created, and help balance the frame.

Experiment

Try laying on the ground or climb and shoot from a higher angle.Try shooting the same object from different angles and distances. And then try some more - never be satisfied with your first image!

Photograph people

Adding the human element to photos tells a story and images seem more powerful. Make use of people, both friends and strangers, to give your images life and scale. Remember to ask permission first!

Wander around

You never know what incredible photo opportunity might be around the corner. If you want to get images no one else has, you need to wander more. The best way to do this is on foot — without knowing exactly where you’re going. Pick a direction and start walking.

Pick a destination and start travelling.