Improve your Travel Photography by these simple rules
Summer has arrived (finally!) and as usual it is always accompanied by travelling! One of the most mentioned requests in summer time is about Travel Photography tips. So in this article I decided to cover few of the easiest yet important tips.
Eternizing that special moment by taking a picture has been the main reason for inventing cameras and this will never stop. It may change and look different as we progress in the modern age but it will never stop.
Seal the memories
The interest for capturing moments can somehow become insatiable when we are on a trip, the more fun, exotic, adventurous and memorable the trip, the more eagerness and effort to seal it!
The following covers some easy yet valuable and practical tips you can use to reach your goal.
Travel Photography Tips for everyone
Telling a story
One of the most central tips in travel photography is story telling. Your picture should tell the story by itself. It should show related scenes and elements to your audiences. You can use iconic landmarks, themes, clothing, people and other elements to achieve this goal. These kinds of photos are particularly useful if you are creating an album or slide show.
Tell the story about your trip
Applying Composition Rules
Composition rules are very beneficial for story telling. By applying these rules you can enhance your travel story. There are two major composition rules that I present as travel photography tips:
Most of the time minimalism improves the story. Look at these photos. Just by looking at them you can guess the story:
Simple elements, big story
Use iconic clothing or elements to tell the story
Rule of Thirds
Rule of thirds is another interesting composition rule. By placing the main subject in one of the hot spots, you make the story more dynamic.
Rule of Thirds, Simple yet powerful
Wake up early and stay outside late
Photographers always talk about the Golden Light. Avoid high sun and try to take pictures early morning or late afternoon. As the light is directional and this creates more dynamic shapes and shadows. If you need a rest, take a mid day nap and store your energy for Golden Hours!
Look out of the box
Do not try to copy post card images. Be yourself and tell your own unique story. Walk around the area and find a spot that calls you. Look at this simple photo:
Follow your vision, don't copy
Educate yourself about your equipment
It is very important to understand and learn about your photography gear before your next trip. Each camera and lens is different. Just find out about your gear limitation and learn how to overcome that.
At Omnilargess Photography Classes we offer Private Photography Lessons. Feel free to contact us and book a private lesson and get ready for travel photography challenges.
That is all for now. I hope these simple yet effective Travel Photography Tips help you. As always let us know if you have any questions or suggestions for future topics. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for upcoming tutorials and tips.
Ted and the Omnilargess Team