In this digital era where social media platforms are all the rage, everybody races to share their stories with others. And the best way to showcase these stories is through pictures. People generally get more wary of their camera skills when they are travelling, so that upload perfect pictures of their travel diaries. So, we have come up with 10 tips that would help you take better pictures when you are travelling.
- EARLY TO RISE, LATE TO BED
If clicking the perfect picture is on your mind, then sleeping late cannot be a part of your travel agenda. The best time to click pictures is during sunrise when the warm soothing cascading sunshine lights up your pictures to the perfect level. Around noon, the harsh sunrays affect your picture quality but sunset is also a good time to click quality pictures.
If you wish to take pictures of foreigners, instead of getting right to it and offending them, it’s better to first talk to them, compliment them on their native lands, buy souvenirs from them and then gradually bring up the question.
- RESEARCH PLACES
“Failure to prepare is preparation to fail.” – One should always research about the location they are travelling to – its culture, its people, its ways of living and its important locations. This saves time and allows you to have a clear agenda as to what places to visit and click pictures.
Patience is the key to good photos. Many a times you get annoyed with too many tourists lurking in front of your camera view. Instead of taking the picture impatiently, its always wise to wait for the crowd to clear and click the perfect picture.
Always try on new angles and focus while taking pictures as the same focus and angle may not bring out the best in all photos.
It might sound like unnecessary extra luggage but a light travel tripod can make all the difference in getting the perfect shot by eliminating hand-held camera shakes.
If capturing the perfect pictures is your main aim, then that should be your priority. Instead of taking quick blurry pictures and rushing from one place to another, it’s better to stay calm and spend some time in one place capturing the perfect moment.
- MANUAL MODE
While the modern cameras are perfectly capable of taking good pictures in auto modes, its better to use the manual mode if you really want the best picture with all the right compositions.
- FAMILIAR SITES
Taking the pictures of same famous locations is simply boring and unattractive. Its best to capture something different in the surrounding along with the famous location and that will set your photo apart from all other common pictures.
- STANGER LOCATIONS
To capture unique and perfect snapshots, its often wise to get lost on purpose and roam the areas that are not on the tourist routes and click pictures of what you feel are unique and creative moments.
If you still ain’t able to take amazing photos during your travel, you definitely are messing something up. Get that sorted. If you need any help from us, do send a message to Akhil on Instagram @akhilkhatri.