5 Tips to Help You Make the Most of Your Travel photos
Want to capture images of your next holiday like a pro travel photographer? And look back at your shots with pride?
Let me help you with these 5 photo tips:
1. Instagram now allows you to save images that you love, privately. Use the hashtag of your favorite cities and locations and scroll through to find what inspires you and where you want to go. Simply save those images to start your list of things to photograph and visit on your holiday.
2. As you plan your itinerary for your travel, try to identify which lighting best compliments the icons you plan to photograph. For example in Marfa, TX the little Prada Marfa installation has the sun hitting it at sunrise and it's backlit at sunset. If you don't have high tech equipment, it's best to keep the light on your side and photograph the subject when the light is behind you. And ideally, not directly overhead or behind the subject.
3. You don't need fancy equipment! Download your favorite photo editing apps to enhance and clean up the image after its captured and consider adding a lens to your phone, like the moment lens - for macro, wide-angle or super close up images. See here for details about the Moment Lens: https://momentlens.co/
4. Now that you have your subjects, the time to shoot them and your tools, experiment with cool angles to capture your subject. You don't always need to be above it looking down or standing looking up. Can you shoot from another building; a helicopter, bend down and shoot up when photographing a child or even consider standing on a chair?
5. Research the style and colors of the city. If you want to look back fondly, dress the part for the landscape and environment and it will compliment the subjects of the city. For example, if you're in a neutral environment when hiking, consider wearing workout gear that pops. In addition, consider your accessories, things that will move in the breeze, a head cover/hat, and of course put on that lipstick for a smile and look that pops!
But most of all, have fun! Take tons of shots and experiment and see what feels right for you and your photography style!
Have a blast and let me know how those shots come out!