Robert’s top travel photography tips – part two
Having dedicated my life to travel photography – creating a world famous travel photo agency with 1100 photographers working in the far-flung corners of the globe – I know what makes a great travel image. Here’s the second in my series of top photo-tips for all you aspiring travel photographers out there.
7. Use a figure in the frame to emphasise scale. When photographing natural wonders and huge, epic landscapes, a person can help create a sense of wonder.
8. Find new ways to photograph iconic subjects. People will always want to see photos of famous sites, but we tire of seeing the same old compositions. Capture some unusual foreground interest to show the subject in a new light.
9. Get down low to create dynamic images. This adds drama to your shot, makes people seem heroic and gets rid of the problem of background clutter.
10. Capture compelling details that say something about a place. In particular, food, textiles, architectural details can all capture the essence of a destination.
11. Look for graphic compositions and eye-catching repetition. Some of the most striking photos are ones that fill the frame with abstract patterns and colour.
12. Photograph during the ‘golden hour’ before sunset, to capture dramatic lighting and atmosphere. Have a siesta during the midday hours, when the sun is too bright and high in the sky to get good shots. Instead, concentrate your energies on evening time when contrast is lessened and warm light gives a beautiful glow to your subject.
See part one of Robert’s photography tips
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