When you’re travelling, you want to preserve the memories and what better way to do that than with photographs? I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that when I go away I’m constantly snapping away with my camera trying to get that perfect shot and I end up with thousands of photographs to sift through when I get home. I always like to print out my photos afterwards and use them in my room, so to me it’s important to get a few good ones. Clifton Cameras have created a handy infographic on how to get the best travel photos.
When you’re taking an expensive camera away with you, it’s a good idea to make sure you have a case for it and you can keep it as protected as possible while on the flight and also while you’re out and about. It’s also handy to make sure you have all of the equipment with you that you may need, such as spare batteries, SD cards, battery chargers and and extra lenses. When I was in Barcelona, I always made sure I had a spare battery on me as I was snapping away all the time and I didn’t want my camera to die on me.
Don’t forget to take the cliché tourist photos wherever you go. These may be overdone, but you’ll regret it if you don’t! I made sure I took a photo of the famous Universal sign when I was in Florida last year. I even stood there for quite a while as it spun around to make sure I got the perfect shot of the letters. I also got the classic shot of Epcot at night (as you can see from the first photo in this post), the tree at Animal Kingdom at night and of course Cinderella’s Castle in Magic Kingdom.
Make sure you practice with your camera before you go away, so you know best how to use it. It’s important that you know which lenses are best to use for which shots. Even if you only have the one lens, you need to make sure that you know how to use your camera properly so that you get the best out of it. There’s nothing worse than coming home from a trip, getting all of your photos onto your computer and discovering that half of them are blurry, out of focus or have terrible lighting.
What are your best travel photography tips?