How & What about Travel Photography

by Xerve Id user friendly

With the recent eruption of the COVID-19, travel is a leisure we are all looking forward to. Start planning your next trip and bring your inner photographer out. What all travel photographers love is the feeling of wanderlust? Like learning anything new, a little practice on your photography and you’ll ace it out there. Like learning again, anyone can do it!

Here are a few things to keep in mind before you start off on your venture:

·         Don’t over pack – As stimulating and exciting travel photography may seem, but it isn’t that hard to get carried away when it comes to packing your backpack. This would ideally include:

1.      A light weight mini tripod.

2.      One body.

3.      A lump of memory cards.

4.      A flash unit.

5.      A portable storage unit.

6.      A pocket size compact.

7.      A durable camera bag. See that it distributes weight evenly on your shoulders and protects from cold, heat & moisture.

8.      An assortment of lenses.

·         Choosing the right lenses – Travel opens your world to a broad range of genres for the enthusiastic photographers to tour through, but in the end the lens to choose decides and helps you out there. At times the focal point is at a distance and others it could be right under your chin which is why a focal length lens is a healthy pick. If you would favor a wider choice you could try out a portrait prime lens, a wide - angle lens or a telephoto.

·         The right mode – RAW & JPEG provide better adaptability, but this also means you will have to carry various high capacity memory cards. If you are off shooting it is always advisable to carry double the amount of cards or capacity.

·         Write it all down – After a long date with your camera, writing down your experience throughout the day lets you learn a lot about yourself and you it could help you come up with better captions and would maybe help your viewers perceive your pictures better.

·         Hunt the best – Finding inspiration can be hard when you’re in a new place, talking to tourists or staff members to get recommendations is a great start. You could also go through postcards to see what catches your eye and of course you do have the internet. You could do a little research before you head out. This could also help you get an idea of what your goal is for this trip.

·         Don’t be shy – You have a term called photographers block too. It isn’t exactly like writers block but rather to do with confidence. Asking someone random if they would like to get their picture clicked could be quite exhausting. A “No” is the worst that could happen, but that should be the least of your concerns, you have a population of billions to click. Take a deep breath, be polite. Ask them, if the answer turns out to be a ‘No’, smile and move on. If the answer is a ‘Yes’, then burst away. You also must know when to stop.

·         Safety first! – Relatively the world is safe, people are affable, but you can’t always walk with your eyes closed. Always be aware and conscious of your surroundings and the people in it. Take practical preventive steps to utilize in unfamiliar environments. Anti theft bags and luggage locks definitely need to e on your check list.

·         Be different – Different is difficult. Thinking out the box in a new place is hard, not impossible. Observe where you are, notice the small details, notice where the light falls, notice everything beautiful about a place, and then all you need to do is know how and when to capture it.

Humans love patterns. You could consider this a tip and work it on it. If you aren’t a morning person, you might want to work on that because it’s always great to wake up early; you get the best shots and the best spots. Travelling the world and having the best equipment does not make you a good travel photographer. It all lies in the practice and passion. 

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