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5 Tips For Taking Better Travel Photos

A photograph can take you back in time, reminding you of your wonderful vacations and travel journeys. To capture a moment, you don’t just need a camera, but also the skills to capture a quality photo. You don’t have to be a professional to get great shots.

Follow these quick tips to capture some amazing travel photos:

1) Up and close

It is better to move in closer to your subject for a good photo. If not, you can always crop if the photograph seems too busy or too boring. Taking close-up photos can help you avoid capturing unnecessary background noise and views such as cable wires, photo-bombers, and other stuff that distracts from your treasured memory.


2) Try new & different angles

Don’t just go on a clicking spree at the same angle. If all the photos are at the same angle it will make for quite a bland collection. Try new shots, move right or left, shoot from the ground up or from above looking down. Try out new angles, especially while taking photographs of architecture or monuments. Angles make photos all the more interesting, and with a little perspective you can obtain a beautiful photo.


3) Play with your subject

You can experiment with the position of your subject while taking photos. It needn’t be slam-bang in the middle of the photo. Play with your subject and take different side-views. Sometimes shooting the subject from a different perspective provides a whole new scene. This is especially effective if the background offers amazing landscape scenery.


4) Look, think and act

Just before you click that button to shoot, take a look around you and your subject’s surroundings. Give yourself some time to discern what’s interesting and what’s happening. This will result in a higher probability of getting more compelling photos than if you simply pull out your camera and click without thinking about what to capture.


5) Be humorous

Capturing or demonstrating little humor while travelling can make your travel a lot more fun. It is not just about where you went, but also about how you felt and thought on your journey. If you look back at those captured fun moments, it will often remind you of the strongest and best memories from that trip.