It seems that when we travel with the camera, we all get the finger twitch. We strive to capture even the smallest detail of our surroundings, but then when we go through the photos, we find many generic and redundant snapshots.
If you prefer quality over quantity, and you want your collection to truly reflect your experience and your way of seeing things on your next trip, stay tuned for the tips for beginners from these 9 photographer bloggers. For those who want to do nude shots when they travel to the sea beach. Here you can find the nude photography tips as well.
Our photographic advice has nothing to do with cameras or techniques. We are not going to say that you have to take time to take a photo, because it is obvious. We are going to say that you have to take time to look back. Yes, many times what appears before our eyes attracts our attention so much that we forget to look back, towards that angle that we are not seeing and that can be as fabulous, or even more, than what we are looking at. Today you always travel in a hurry and you have to remember to look at the path traveled.
The desired moment arrives, your journey begins to that place you have been dreaming of for a while, and of course, you want to immortalize it in the best possible way. To do this, here are some very simple tips: Check your equipment before leaving, do not forget anything that you might miss, and do not load things that you are not going to use. Plan the places you are going to visit.
If you are accompanied, be sure to take photos of them! Take advantage of the sunset hours and if you are an early riser, the sunrise. Look at the details, don’t just take postcards, look for original points of view.
Get up early to discover the magic of light, of the landscapes and cities that wake up at your feet. Stay up late, after taking advantage of the blue blanket of sunset, the shadows of the night will be your allies to capture evocative urban scenes.
Come closer, forget your telephoto lenses, and submerge your wide angle under the sparkling bustle, run to that lonely mysterious place. Overthrow shame, a smile, and respect will fill your albums with exciting portraits.
Do you want to get a silhouette effect in your photos? It is easy. Position your subject between your camera and the sun (at sunrise or sunset), and focus on the sun. Look at the parameters that the camera tells you. ISO, aperture, and speed (exposure time). Now, put your camera in manual and configure the parameters that the camera has told you. Focus on the element and take the photo. You already have your silhouette in the photograph. Try trees, animals, statues… A different way of looking at the world! What if you change the sun for a flashlight at night? A Light painting effect!
A trick to photograph monuments or streets without people: Place your camera on the tripod, choose the frame that you like best and lock it. Take approximately 10 to 15 photos of the scene without changing the exposure. Now, with the help of Photoshop, place all the photographs on different layers and erase the people you want to disappear from each one of them, keeping the empty areas. Another option is to use a very slow shutter speed or BULB mode so that the camera does not “freeze” what is moving. During the day you can use a neutral density filter to darken the scene and be able to use such slow speeds.
Do you want your images to be more personal and to tell “your story” with that site that you have gone to visit and to which you may never return? Break the rhythm, see what others are doing and change the script: cross to the other side, start in the opposite direction of everyone else when you get off the train, leave that great avenue and visit the neighborhoods, stop for a while doing nothing, do not limit yourself to photographing from a distance, look for eye contact with the inhabitants and, always with the utmost respect, get closer to them and spend more time with them than that scarce 1/125 of a second
If you are like me and you like street photography you should not break your head. Ditch those heavy DSLRs and go for something small, compact, and discreet. I use the Fuji X100 and couldn’t be happier. It is important that you enjoy your trip and for this, a heavy camera can be a nuisance. Do not worry about looking for different objectives (lenses), use a single focal length or a camera that has a zoom.
Finally, also bring your mobile with you. Use it in those situations where you want to share a photo quickly. For the rest, the ones that you are going to download to the computer and process (black and white, adjustments…) use your camera and shoot in RAW.
“Take pictures every day! Even if you are not traveling. When the moment of truth arrives the instinct to take photos will have become automatic and you will capture good photos without even thinking about it.
We hope these tips have given you some ideas to “shift your focus” on your next trip. They have helped us!
We end the post by thanking the collaborators for their contribution and encouraging all of you to add your own tips in the comments.