January 2019 Blog Post

Tips for Travel Photography

Hello friends!

Travel photography is one of the most rewarding photography there is – anyone can do it, and it really helps to preserve memories of where you’ve been. There are buildings, oceans, mountains, cultures, animals, and any number of things to photograph. Taking better photos to document your travels is always a great thing!

Location Scouting
For great photos, it’s good to find a unique spot. Finding a different view of your subject can make it from decent to spectacular.

Rule of Thirds
One of the basic composition styles in photography is called the Rule of Thirds.

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If you notice the intersections of the four lines, you’ll see your eyes are naturally drawn to them. These are the areas you want to focus your subject. Notice the individual standing in the photo is at two points of the intersection -- it’s obvious to the viewer she’s the focus, while the rest of the image is supporting her. Keep in mind the Rule of Thirds is merely a suggestion and not a hard and fast rule.

Using this principle will take your photos to the next level!

Golden Hour
The golden hour -- one of my favorite times of the day.

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The golden hour is pretty self-explanatory. It’s that lovely time of day when the sun is either rising or setting and the sky looks golden. It starts about an hour after sunrise, or an hour before sunset. Keep your cameras ready, it goes by quickly!

I hope with these tips you’re able to create photos that you love -- because that’s what matters most of all!