Contrary to the myth that you should be a professional photographer to take amazing pics, I made this blog.
Want to know why? Because I think that everybody can, if they wish.
Yesterday, I was checking some travel blogs, very cool btw, and I saw different amazing images and I decided to help some travelers-photographers and people who like to travel.
I like reading many of them, in this way, I learn about the beauty of our planet, about culture, food etc. If you have a travel blog, write in the comments. I will be very happy to check out them. Thank you!
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For this post, I’ve researched, read many articles and thought about different useful pieces of advice, not only for travelers.
I included tips to photograph different subjects (from food to people) and some life tips if I can rename them like that. So, enjoy!
I think that wherever and whenever you travel, photographing landscapes is one of the most important activities.
So, here are some landscape photography tips:
- The skyline
It shouldn’t be exactly in the middle of the photography.If you have a boring sky – place the horizon in the upper third of your shot. However, if the sky is filled with amazing cloud formations and colors – place the horizon lower. I think that is one of the most important things.
- Choose a focal point and focus on it
This tip is optional. The focal point “fills” the photography and be attentive where you place it. Don’t forget to use the rules of thirds, in some cases may be useful.
- Movement and lines
Lines add dynamic to photography, doesn’t matter if they are horizontal, vertical or diagonal. The tip is to be creative with them, try different ways to place them.
Movement creates a special effect to photography, like birds that are flying or a cascade. “Be creative” remains the tip.
Mm… I mention that this tip is for everyone who likes to eat and who likes to experiment different meals. Nowadays, you can apply these tips using your phone.
- Choose the angle
According to the meal, choose the right angle: if it’s a salad, photograph when you are looking down from directly above the table if there are cupcakes – photograph when you shoot from right in front of the food. There are some examples, but you can spend a little time to think about the suitable angle.
From the title I think that you understood: pay attention for the colors, again, depending on the food.
- Add props
It may be optional. Adding props, you fill the composition, but be attentive where you place it and why. Is it really necessary?
As props, you can use ingredients or cutlery, or something that is associated with the type of food. An example that I see often is a phone.
- Shoot at an angle
It may be in front of the person, or upper. Again, think for the right option.
- Being natural is the key
Don’t command people to smile, let them be natural. You can photograph them when they do something (this adds movement), but don’t forget to be polite.
As a sub-point for the previous category, here are some portrait tips:
- Think about the feeling you wish to transmit
When you wish to photograph portraits think about the feelings. We are humans, right? As an example: if you photograph an elderly man, try to make the photo dramatic; if you photograph kids – try to transmit happiness and innocence. Again and again, think because there are different situations.
- Get moving till the photography is as good as you wish
- Get close to people
Appropriate to them and they’ll treat you like a friend. If you are far away, people will not appreciate. I understand that’s awkward sometimes, but just do it!
- Life tips
- Smile to people
- Learn the basics of the language like “hello” “My name is…” “I am from…” “Nice”
- Travel slowly
- Get early
- Be polite with everybody!
- HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE TRIP!
Yep, don’t forget this. This is the most important tip. Also, you can break these rules.
(Remember to take a lot of photos, and then select the best.)
Smile. Be happy.
So, I hope you like it. Don’t forget to write in the comments your opinions and the link to your travel blog.
It was Daniela, see you soon!
©Some tips were inspired from Digital-Photography-School.com.
© Images are from Google Search