Great moments can happen in a split second and being able to capture those moments in a photograph is one of the best ways to hold on to them forever. Use the following tips to take dynamic photos during your travels.
Rise and Shine!
A major component of photography is lighting, so putting yourself in the optimal position to take advantage of our planet’s natural lighting can have a big payoff, in regards to picture quality.
Another important thing to consider is it’s not necessarily about the lighting or what you’re taking a picture of, but finding a way to capture the focus of your shot in a new way. For instance, capturing a street that is normally bustling with people, when it’s barren of any life forms lends a whole new feel to the same location.
Change Your Perspective
When you scroll through your Instagram feed or Facebook photos, how many of your pictures are taken from eye level? My guess would be the majority (if not all of them). When taking a picture, try shooting it from multiple angles to get different perspectives on your shot.
When you’re shooting up from a lower point, you’ll get more sky in your shot, which can add drama. On the other hand, shooting down excludes dimension and really focuses on your subject.
Using different angles for your shot gives you more options for your photos and helps you capture the subject in new ways.
Scale is a key element to utilize when striving to capture the size of an image. When you have a recognizable object in the shot–such as a person–to provide a size comparison, it helps give a better sense of the other object’s true size. So, prior to snapping a shot, as yourself if this shot would be enhanced by having an identifiable point of reference.