Photography isn’t just about taking photos,
it has much more value to offer that adds colors and character to one’s life.
What I have acknowledged so far is that all photographers are fond of
traveling. They love to take photos of people and objects featuring different
cultures and colors. They all have the built-in devotion to capture the
scenes/objects that make them go
aw-struck whether at home or somewhere along the equator. As travel photography covers almost every
single genre of photography, we can say it’s one of the best ways to hone in on
your creativity and show the world what unshackled dynamism you’ve got. Here are
few guideline for beginners that will
assist you in taking aesthetic and exquisite photos along with the fun-filled
and thrilling travel experience.
Keep A Notebook With You
First up we
have the most crucial gear to improve your photography skills. This might feel
unwonted that how on earth making notes or keeping a notebook can improve your
travel photography experience. So, here is how it will do wonders. Keeping a
notebook with you can help you make notes about all pre-shoot stuff that your
have in your mind like the locations you want to visit. The viewpoints
you have in your mind, the route you want to take, the ideas you have in your
mind about shoot. On site it can help you record all the data that isn't in the visual format. You can have your field notes and even all the post-shoot stuff.
Have Your Camera Ready
This is just a little pro tip that one
should stick to while traveling. You should always have your camera slinging to
your shoulder. Carry it along with you where ever you go because this is what
your camera is for. Keep it out, ready
and safe. A passionate photographer
wouldn’t want to miss anything on his/ her trip that’s worth capturing.
Finding Great Locations
Most people consider going onto Google Maps
to search these locations. But, in my opinion, you should use modern technology
and tricks. For instance, you should browse on Instagram and can literally look
up the locations. The best part of this is that you’ll get to see the
high-ranking photos of those stunning locations along with the feedback. And
hopefully, you can find locations that you can resonate with.
Talk to Locals Beforehand
Shooting with the locals can give you a
pretty fun experience. So, if you happen to see the location that you love on
Instagram, try talking to the locals through direct messages. Hopefully, with their reply, you’ll have the
chance to meet the locals and shoot with them to have one of a kind experience.
These social media platforms come in handy when trying to reach the locals. You can also talk to them
while being there. They can help you navigate better and you can even take the
informed consent to capture the local beauty.
Invest in a Drone
Bringing a drone with you on your trip can
give you a chance of capturing photos from a bird’s eye view. This is a very
innovative way to shoot aesthetic and mind-blowing pictures. But, you must
consider the country’s laws about the drone. For instance, you can’t bring a
drone in certain public places. But no one wants to miss a chance of not having a
stunning aerial view of the mythical location he is traveling to. So, drone is a must if it’s allowed.
Bring a Tripod
Bringing a nice light travel tripod is
quite essential to get those nice and crisp photos. Not only you can shoot
landscapes with it, but it can assist you in taking advanced selfies with the
use of dedicated apps and connectivity. It is always a better option to bring a
tripod with you but consider your feasibility as well. Sometimes, if you are
travelling to outskirts or far fetch areas , carrying a lot of gears with you
can be a hassle.
Understand Rule Of Thirds
One of the basic rules of photography is
splitting your photo into thirds vertically and horizontally. The aim of this
is for you to understand placing the main object or the people in your photo.
For instance, instead of placing the main object in the center, place them
along the left grid line while keeping the horizon straight. You can easily
access this feature by turning on the “grid” feature on your camera.
These are some of the few most important tips to
follow whenever backpacking. Keep in mind that this is not something universal
but just some quality tips that will make your travel photography experience
seems a cut above the rest you have had.
Article by Fatima Athar