You might feel bad that you have travelled to the same place as some of your friends, but when you post your photos online, they dont look as great as what they have posted. Of course, the quality of camera that you use matters. However, apart from the camera, there are other ways to improve your photos. Remember these tips when you travel and be proud of the photos you take.
Research the locations in advance
It is not enough to book your airline and hotel. You also need to research about the place you are planning to visit. Take the time to research these locations. There might be some interesting places there that would look amazing in photos. Read reviews and ask fellow photographers which places are challenging for taking photos. You can also ask about the best locations to take photos of some of the most iconic places. For instance, the Eiffel Tower can look even better when shot at a different angle.
Consider the right equipment
You dont need to bring lots of photography equipment with you. The key is to bring the right equipment that can let you capture the images you desire to see. Avoid bringing a lot of items as they could make it difficult for you to run around and chase lovely images. Make sure that the equipment is water-proof if you are heading to a wet destination.
Setup your equipment in advance
You need to know when the peak time is for you to get the right place to take the best shots. If you setup late and the crowd is already coming, you might not have the best shots anymore. While others are already taking pictures, you are still trying to set everything up. Find the best time to take the photos when the place is clear, and no one is there to disturb your view.
Talk to locals
Make sure that you communicate with locals to find out some secrets on how to take amazing photos. They can also bring you to the right spot since they have been in the area for a long time. They can also speak with other people to allow you to enter some sites that are not necessarily open for everyone. You can get a fresh view of the subjects when you are in that location.
Have a focal point
You need to have a clear idea on what you are taking a photo of. You also need to have a niche so you can prioritize images that are related to what you are good at. You can keep practicing your skills in taking those images until the results become superior.
If you can take the time to exercise and get fit before you leave, it helps a lot. You will then be faster in taking amazing photos. Sometimes, you only have a few seconds as a window to get that great shot. If you miss that opportunity, it wont come back. Therefore, you need to be physically fit to have the best photos.
Hopefully, these tips will make you a lot better as a photographer. Soon, you will no longer envy other peoples photos, but you will be their inspiration in coming up with better shots.
Featured and 1st image from https://www.thetravelpocketguide.com/2018/03/tips/improve-outdoor-portraits-travelling/
2nd image from https://lifehacker.com/5967300/how-can-i-safely-travel-with-my-dslr-camera-and-photography-gear