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  Travelling opens up a world of wonders, and what better way to treasure those moments than through captivating photographs? Whether you’re using a professional camera or your trusty smartphone, these simple travel photography tips will help you tell the story of your adventures. Let’s begin!
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  1. Plan for the Golden Hour

The golden hour, just after sunrise or before sunset, bathes everything in a warm, soft light. Plan your photo sessions during these times to add a magical touch to your travel snapshots.
  1. Rule of Thirds

Imagine your photo divided into thirds both horizontally and vertically. Place your main subject or points of interest along these lines or at their intersections for a well-balanced and visually appealing composition.
  1. Use Natural Framing

Another essential travel photography tip is to use natural frames. Let nature frame your shot. Utilize elements like trees, archways, or windows to naturally frame your subject. This adds depth and draws attention to the focal point of your photograph.
  1. Experiment with Perspectives

Don’t be afraid to get creative with your angles. Try shooting from a low perspective for a unique view or capture an overhead shot. Experimenting with perspectives can yield interesting and unexpected results.
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  1. Tell a Story with Candid Shots

Candid photos often tell more authentic stories. Capture genuine moments of people, animals, or even everyday scenes. Candid shots add personality and emotion to your travel album.
  1. Keep it Simple

I can’t share all these travel photography tips without a mention of this. Sometimes, less is more. Simplify your compositions to highlight the main subject. A clutter-free background allows viewers to focus on the beauty of what you’re capturing.
  1. Master Your Camera Settings

Whether you’re using a DSLR or a smartphone, take time to understand your camera settings. Learn about exposure, focus, and any additional features your camera offers. This knowledge empowers you to control your shots effectively, for travel photography and even every other variant.
  1. Patience is Key

Wait for the right moment. Whether it’s waiting for the perfect light, the right expression, or the absence of a crowd, patience often rewards you with the most striking photographs.
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Final Thoughts

Remember, your travel photographs are not just pictures; they’re memories frozen in time. By observing these simple tips in your photography routine, you’ll be able to capture the essence of your travel experiences and create an album filled with moments that tell your unique story. Happy shooting!
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This article was first published on 23rd January 2024


Chidiogo Shalom Akaelu holds a degree in English and Literary Studies, from the University of Nigeria. She is a freelance writer, editor and founder of Loana Press, a budding online publishing outlet.

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