5 Easy Tips to Capture Better Travel Photos


Do you want to improve your travel photography so that you are better able to capture the unique character and distinct ambience of the places that you visit? Make no mistake while travel photography can be challenging, there are ways that you can learn how to snap far better photos.

If you’d like to start improving your travel photography right here and now, these five easy tips should give you a solid foundation.

Find ways to keep the camera steady

One of the main issues with travel photography is that it is often difficult to keep a camera steady and locked in-focus. The basic technique of doing so is to keep your elbows locked against your side while holding the camera with both hands, but if you still have difficulty you may want to consider using a camera holder or tripod.

Utilize the rule of thirds

Arguably the most well-known rule in photography is the rule of thirds – and it is very applicable for travel photography. Divide the frame into thirds both vertically and horizontally, and place important elements along the lines, or at the intersection points to improve your composition. If nothing else you’ll notice a marked improvement from framing your subject in the left or right third rather than dead center.

Shoot from different angles

The majority of photos are snapped from eye-level, because it is natural to do so. However if you start to experiment and shoot from different angles, you’ll find that you’re able to obtain better compositions for some travel photos, and come up with more unique shots.

Get up close (and don’t zoom)

As a rule it is always preferable to get up close to the subject rather than using the zoom on your camera – which could diminish the quality. In some cases you may even want to fill the entire frame with the subject, especially if the focus is entirely on them.

Take your time

While you may not always have the luxury to take your time to frame shots when you’re travelling – when you do, you should take advantage of it. Use the time that you have to frame the subject or scene in different ways so that you can take advantage of the elements in it, contrast, and leading lines.

Of course as good as you may become at travel photography, it does help to be able to edit your photos and improve them after the fact. That is where Movavi Photo Editor can help, and because of its intuitive approach it will just take a bit of experimentation for you to figure out how they work.

With the features in Movavi Photo Editor you could apply artistic filters, change background, remove unwanted objects, touch-up portraits, improve the image quality, or alter the frame and orientation. In short if you have a few minutes to spare, you could very quickly learn how to apply the full length and breadth of its features and start to really transform your travel photos to make them stand out.

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