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Five Steps to Taking Professional Travel Photos
When writing travel articles, you will probably want to accompany them with professional travel photos that chronicle your journey and add spice to your words. Here are five tips on how to take professional travel photos.
1- Bring Back-Up Memory Cards
When you're visiting a brand new destination, it can be easy to fill up your digital camera's memory card in the first day, if not the first couple of hours. To ensure that you can take as many photographs as you want, bring a couple of back-up memory cards. This will help you to stay focused on taking professional travel photos rather than worrying about how much space you have left in your camera. If you don't have memory cards, you can also bring your laptop so you can upload your pictures and clear your camera's memory.
2- Avoid Background Noise
Background noise is murder on professional travel photos because it detracts from the thing you are trying to shoot. Background noise could include random people walking into or out of your shot, trash littering the floor or even fog. When you set up your shot, try to wait until the coast is clear; if it isn't, find a new angle from which to take the picture.
3- Wear a Shoulder Bag
Nothing can ruin your travels more efficiently than having your camera stolen when you set down your bag to look at something interesting. When taking professional travel photos, wear a shoulder bag so you don't have to set it down when you need to go somewhere or do something. Your bag should have enough pockets to hold your camera, your extra memory cards, spare batteries and any other equipment you might use.
4- Get Close
Professional travel photos always come out better when you're close to the subject of your photograph. For example, if you're taking a picture of a monument, practice with getting close enough to it so that nothing detracts from the monument itself. You don't want to get so close that your crop the top of the monument, but if you get too far away, readers won't know what exactly you're taking a picture of.
5- Look for Diagonals
When taking professional travel photos, you should remember that each shot doesn't have to comply with the laws of physics. For example, let's say that you're on a grassy hillside and you want to take a picture of a pile of ruins. Sounds great, but how can you make the shot more interesting? If you take the picture standing parallel to the ruins, you can capture the hillside on an angle. It makes the shot unique, which can really add to your photo collection.