Guest Post,  Travel

How to Take Your Travel Photos to the Next Level

Summer trips are ideal to capture photos and enhance your photography skills. If you think that your travel photography is not up to mark, don’t worry. We have some really useful tips for you. Today’s guest contributor shares how to take your travel photos to the next level. 

This is a guest post by Stephanie Lewis.

How to Take Your Travel Photos to the Next Level

With these tips, you will be able to shoot interesting travel pictures without spending too much on your digital photography equipment. To find out more, keep reading.

Don’t get crazy about expensive cameras

Your camera equipment just not produces the photograph. You, as the picture taker, make the photographs. I am not in favor of purchasing a camera that is more costly than the one you as of now have. Go out with the one you have, and discover how to get the best pictures with it. Realize when to utilize some focal point. What’s more, obviously, ace fundamental photography abilities, for example, how to alter gap, shade speed and ISO. 

People who think only the expensive and latest cameras would make them shoot the best travel pictures; they are just obsessing with technology. 

Research your travel destination

You should search for data about the climate, the best places to visit, and the best dates to go. Perhaps there’s a neighborhood celebration or festive event worth capturing and you’d rather go there! 

Obviously, check travel guides. Make sure to do some deep research to discover what places can give you the best pictures. In the event that you know somebody who lives there, inquire! Hunt on Internet, Google Maps, and social media for information and travel pictures. When you arrive ask the lodging staff and different voyagers for suggestions. 

Climate plays an important role. In the event that it’s stormy, you don’t need to stress, that doesn’t mean you can’t go out and shoot pictures. Honestly, shady skies give superb light to photographs! Simply get a waterproof case to secure your mobile phone and other devices. Learn how to shield a DSLR camera from rain, and different particles conveyed by the breeze that may hurt the camera before you leave for the trip. 

Shooting your photographs:

Take close ups

As Robert Capa used to state, “If your photograph isn’t satisfactory, that is on account of you’re not close enough”. Don’t do this mistake of being hesitant. Shoot close ups of your subject and notice every tiny detail. Sometimes a picture of water droplets on window, blooming roses, a landing helicopter or just a smile of a new born baby or a local kid playing in the street can become the most top rated picture in your travel photo album.

Have patience and wait for the right moment

There are numerous reasons why holding up can be a smart thought. A place looks different depending on the hour of the day and the daylight’s point. I know a few people who don’t prefer to have photographs of landmarks and scenes swarmed with vacationers, for example. Now and then, simply holding up a couple of minutes can be sufficient for the zone to get better photos, regardless of whether it’s only for a couple of moments, so you can have a reasonable perspective of whatever you need to photo.

Use different angles in your pictures

There are a few landmarks that appear to be difficult to catch in a unique, new way. Be that as it may, don’t just stick to one angle for all pictures. There are no rules when it comes down to how you want to capture an image. 

If you find something unique you can incorporate into your photo, shoot it. Capture images from a low point; try out panoramas, wide angles and side angles to create some difference in your travel photos. Follow rule of thirds while composing your pictures, turn on the scales option in your camera if you think your picture backgrounds are not looking balanced with the subject. Have only one or two people in your landscape photography. If your capturing a monument, try that there are not so many people in the photo that the viewer lose the focus from the main element you have tried to shoot.

Connect and communicate with your subject

Capturing pictures of people you don’t know can be a bit difficult. It’s not possible to get your best photos of your subject without any communication or connection. If you just focus on your camera lens for pictures, you will limit yourself and pass up a great opportunity for chances to make something really unique. 

At times the communication and association you set up with the subject is obvious in the photo. There’s a sure trust and transparency saw in the way the subject is looking in the camera while you take the photograph. Work on connecting with the local people and create some non-verbal correspondence. Utilize your eyes, your outward appearance, and your non-verbal gestures to associate with the individuals you meet during your travel trip. Ask for permission to take pictures and make them a little comfortable so they will pose naturally for you.

Don’t ignore the importance of lighting

Light is one of the most important factors in any photograph. In case you think your pic is missing something, focus on the light. What kind of opinion is it maintaining? Is it excessively solid, excessively weak? Can you create any reflections? Is it a chilly light, or a warm light? 

In the event that your source is daylight, perhaps taking pictures in morning hours after the sunrise will work best for you. There are some nice photography applications, for example, Golden-Hour, that let you know when the brilliant hour for photography will be. It is said, 1-2 hours after sunrise and before sunset are perfect for daylight photography.

Most importantly, go above the standards, listen to your heart and gut feelings and shoot until the point when you have the ideal travel photographs for you.

No go ahead and use the above tips to take your travel photos to the next level. Good luck and happy travels!


This is a guest post by Stephanie Lewis.

Stephanie is a writer and a new born photographer. She joined the Photography Concentrate team in 2017 and since then she has been trying to pursue the best photography and editing practices. Besides photography, she loves having coffee, meeting new people and travelling to exotic places. 

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