An innovative process of expressing the excitement in a time, place, portraying landscapes, people, culture, tradition, history and lot more is what travel photography revolves around. Here are some interesting and useful tips to bring out a piece of art in your travel photography.
1) Choose Dawn and Dusk
Early morning and evening are the best time to capture beautiful things around you. Colorful birds, sunrise, blooming of flowers, dew drops, people’s lifestyle etc…are the daily morning schedules. You can document eye-pleasing scenes in mornings. Wake up early to get your best shot!
During dusk you get to photograph busy life, beautiful sunset, animal life and lot more. Stay out late and document exceptional images. The beauty of nature are detailed in morning and evening, try picturing perfect shots through your lens.
Human brain detects number of exquisite patterns like symmetry in buildings, skyscrapers, shape of clouds, colors and others. Check for the camera level and capture visually impressive patterns.
Stay still when you shoot to avoid blurry images or use tripods (recommended). An image with good composition explains the perfection in photography.
3) Advantages in Rule of Thirds
The rule of thirds plays a key role in setting price composition. Process of dividing an image with two horizontal and two vertical lines, is what the rule of thirds state.
The main idea behind this rule is to place the main element of your scene in focus to get an eye-pleasing off-center composition image. This also aids in utilizing the empty spaces around your subject. Follow the rules of thirds effectively to get retina-optimistic photographs.
4) Concept of Leading Lines
In the process of composing a photograph, the main focus will be on the principle element. The leading lines help you in achieving this target. The definition of leading lines states the use of neutral geography or other features that a viewer will look at first and which lead their eyes to the main element in the image.
An excellent example for leading lines is the roads, which guides the way to the journey ahead. Other examples include fences, bridges, shorelines, streaks of moving lights, shadows, line of a river and lot more (You can find one too). Follow the leading lines to create exceptional images with a firm visual impact.
5) Innovative Framing
A frame in photography is not the concept of framing your photographs. It deals in using the elements present around your subjects and capturing the main picture of interest in a frame. In short framing brings depth to the images and focus to key subject.
Some of the examples for frames are windows, doors, branches of a tree, vegetation, fingers, bridges, gates, lens and the list goes on. Use your creative mind to create wonders in “frames”.
6) Story Telling Method
Research on your trip gives you clear picture of what can be documented in your travel dairies.
The thrilling moments of your trip can be executed by means of scheduled photography. From the excitement, struggle till the stunning image capture is what the story telling highlights about.
There are lot more interesting tips & tricks on travel photography that can be explored. These are some of the basic tips that you need to create a beautiful collage of your trip. Trial and error is the best method you can follow in photography. Enjoy documenting all the travel stories through-out your journey.