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6 Simple Tips to Improve Your Travel Photography

Everyone leaves vacation with something to remember their time. Whether it’s a new outfit, kitschy knick-knacks, or a few extra pounds from the local food, you will spend a pretty penny buying souvenirs. Most of these items get thrown at the bottom of a box only to be sold in a yard sale or are donated and forgotten. Something that will always be cherished are the photographs that you take from your trip. Part of the excitement to vacation is capturing those memories. Many military families who have a case of the travel bug like to use their photographs as house décor; because your children will never forget the times they spend traveling with their family. With such an important souvenir to display, I have compiled a list of 6 simple tips to help you improve your travel photography. Everyone hopes to improve their photographs, but we often don’t have time to read manuals and articles filled with overwhelming photographer lingo. With that being said, here is a list of 6 simple tips to help you improve your photography.

Tip # 6 Practice Makes Better

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Practice taking photographs as often as you can of still objects and architecture. Once you’re comfortable with figures that don’t move you will feel more experienced to deal with moving objects. When this transition happens, try to get experience photographing slow objects such as swans or a sleepy steamboat floating. You can play with the shutter speed and learn how to better balance yourself in order to get sharper pictures. With all of that practice once you start taking photos of festivals and moving attractions you will be able to capture that money shot!

Tip #5 Photograph at Dawn or Dusk

Many tourists tend to want the same photograph and they will get in your way to take that selfie in order to capture it. You may realize this when trying to take a photo of The Leaning Tower of Pisa or of The Charles Bridge. There is something about taking a photograph that is free of vacationers that makes your photo look that much better and professional. The best way to do so is by taking your photograph at dawn or dusk. The saying, “The early bird catches the worm” had to have been an analogy for the earlier the tourist the better the photograph.

Everyone leaves vacation with something to remember their time. Whether it’s a new outfit, kitschy knick-knacks, or a few extra pounds from the local food, you will spend a pretty penny buying souvenirs. Most of these items get thrown at the bottom of a box only to be sold in a yard sale or are donated and forgotten. Something that will always be cherished are the photographs that you take from your trip. Part of the excitement to vacation is capturing those memories. Many military families who have a case of the travel bug like to use their photographs as house décor; because your children will never forget the times they spend traveling with their family. With such an important souvenir to display, I have compiled a list of 6 simple tips to help you improve your travel photography. Everyone hopes to improve their photographs, but we often don’t have time to read manuals and articles filled with overwhelming photographer lingo. With that being said, here is a list of 6 simple tips to help you improve your photography.

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