The best part of travelling is seeing loads of unbelievably gorgeous places all over the world and experiencing different cultures.
The second best part is documenting your experiences by taking photos.
No doubt your travels mean a lot to you, so the last thing you want are awful photos that don’t show how great the experience was.
If you want to take better travel pics, then follow these straightforward tips:
Invest In A Proper Camera
Don’t use your smartphone if you want to take professional travel photos! I don’t care how good your phone seems, a proper DSLR camera will be one hundred times better.
When combined with special lenses, you can take very detailed and vibrant travel photos.
After all, the professionals will use cameras instead of smartphones, so it’s a good idea to follow their lead.
Always Edit Them Afterwards
There’s a lot that goes into the post-production side of travel photography.
Professionals will spend hours looking at their photos and editing them on a computer. We’re talking proper edits here, not the classic Instagram filters, genuine edits using proper software.
If you have a Mac, then you can use something like TouchRetouch to get started.
It’s a simple editing app where you can enhance your photos without needing extensive knowledge of photography software.
Whatever you choose to use, the purpose of editing is to remove anything that’s ruining the picture, adjust the color levels, and just generally make it better than the original.
Take Burst Photos
Burst photos are when you take multiple pictures of the same image.
Some cameras come with a feature where you just hold down the button, and it takes dozens of photos until you list your finger off.
With others, you have to keep pressing the button over and over, but most good cameras will take snaps very quickly. The purpose of this is to give you plenty of images to choose from.
You will have a much better chance of getting a quality photo when you take loads. No one is a one-shot-wonder, all the pros take dozens of pictures before selecting the best one.
Use A Tripod
The biggest difference between professional and amateur photography is that professional pictures are always so sharp and in focus. How do they do this?
It all comes down to a tripod. This is a stand to place your camera on, which fixes it in place.
From here, all of your photos are much clearer and more focused as your camera isn’t wobbling or shaking because it’s in your hands.
You can choose from loads of different tripods, and I’ll leave a video below that shows a few of the best options around right now.
You don’t need to be a professional to get professional results.
Realistically, it all boils down to four things; having a quality device to take photos, touching them up in post-production, getting multiple images to choose from, and keeping the camera as steady as can be.
If you do all of these things, then I promise your travel photos will be leveled up.