“Our pictures are our return ticket from the place. We mind to stop the time at a certain moment, stick it in our mind, and remember it forever”.
It’s hard we collect memories like souvenirs. We don’t love it. Sometimes we get stuff like a sticker for the top of the laptop, lighter, sometimes beach towel, keyring clothes remember us the place when we wear it. The best souvenirs we get are our pictures, and the moment we collect in our memory associated with that picture.
Those are our postcard, let us happy remember our time abroad.
For that reason, we started to improve our travel photography. Using some tricks and plan it like we plan the places to visit. Do you want to improve your memories as well? If you want to become the master of the art of travel photography, you need to give to yourself the time to learn, try, try and try again. This is a short list of the common mistakes to avoid when to shoot your travel.
1. THINK WELL ABOUT YOUR SHOT, PUT YOUR IMAGINATION INSIDE AND LIVE LIKE A DREAM, BUT SIMPLE.
If you are in Paris, the first shot you can do and come in your mind is from the top of the Trocadero with the Tour Eiffel at the back. Avoid the standard pictures, stroll around the site mainly represent your trip and find the uncommon spot. Check the narrow streets, under the bridge, from the top of a terrace, even if for do it you need to ask a local to open his house door. Firstly, don’t flock to the super typical vantage points where everyone is lining up to take their photos.
2. WAIT A BIT MORE, BUT TAKE THE PERFECT SHOOT.
I think that to be a good photographer you must have the same patience os a fisherman. You must be ready to take a shoot at the right time and take your booty to the hook. You need to stick in the place you have chosen (Assumed it is the best available and your image), wait until you have the best shot possible. Waiting for that moment when a bird flies, a bus is passing by, the bird is over the horizon, an aeroplane is close on the direction of your subject, a stuntman is doing his best hat-trick. Try to find always something amazing, super outstanding and make your photo unique and inimitable.
3. DON’T THINK TO SPEND A LOT OF MONEY FOR A CAMERA YOU DON’T KNOW HOW CAN USE, AND YOU DON’T KNOW THE BASE. TAKE IT EASY AND HAVE A FUN.
In the beginning, you are thinking you need a better camera if you want to improve. This is not true. A better camera gives you good quality, but if you don’t compose your shoot, you never have a good result. This is probably the most common mistake of every beginner. To improve your travel photography you need to work on your skills, on your composition, using the light and move it.
4. THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY IS NOT THE BEST MOMENT FOR SHOOT.
The light is one of the keys to your photography, but avoid to take a shoot at the middle of the day. Commonly the people think this is the best moment to take it, but this is not true. If you want to improve your photography skills, and the light in your image, try to shoot at sunrise or sunset when the light is true. Even if you plan to take photos at the sunrise, you have the chance to get it without other people around, and you don’t need to spend time in post-production to take it off.
Our favourite time is at the sunset, even because at we are too lazy to wake up early in our vacation time. 😀
5. EDIT, EDIT AND EDIT AGAIN.
Do you are one of the supporters of the editing/faking?
If you take a shoot and you want to improve your light skills, even in the live mode, you need to improve your editing. The post-production is another key to your photography skills. Even if you are taking a photo with your mobile, the quality of it is not really good, so you need to use some software to improve it and look it better.
Here the link to our Travel Photography tips and our best editing app for free.
Everything requires practice, so don’t be afraid if in the beginning, it is not really good. After a while, you will see your skills improve by yourself. You can see your likes on Instagram grow if you are growing. You can see your passage from auto on your camera to the manual mode. Keep practice everywhere, remember you don’t need to take a flight to go away, the good shot is just around the corner of your borough.ù