Travel photography for some is career. Most people, however, want to bring beautiful photos to show their friends and family. No image will replace the moment of existence, so people are still traveling instead of searching Google images! Professional or amateur, the first thing you need is a camera. Yes, camera, and rights, not the phone or something you put on your helmet.
Choosing the best camera for shopping requires a good amount of research. However, most modern cameras will do a good job, especially if you do not want to get technical assistance. Today, if you buy any without a mirror or DSLR, you will get a very good camera. Just skip the lens of the kit and buy a good general goal, but not super-zoom as a compromise in image quality and low light performance. To create beautiful photographers, you can get a smaller camera with a fixed lens. There are many premium models that offer 1 "sensors, which is a huge jump in image quality from a typical ultra-compact and mobile camera.
However, better image quality allows the photographer to display larger images. Does not improve the photo itself. Even the hunting-end camera now offers a much better picture quality than what was 35mm once 20 years ago and many such images have been adorned with the covers of National Geographic. So, make sure you have a camera and start how to make incredible photos!
Actually, the second step to creating stunning images starts without a camera! What your pictures are supposed to do is to share your wonderland. So what you you need to find out what impresses you and explore it well.
Let's just say that you just arrived in the center of Lima in Plaza de Armas. The Plaza is huge, surrounded by imposing historic buildings on three sides, a huge fountain in the middle, lights, flowers arranged in the patterns and hordes of people passing.
You feel astonished, but you can not take pictures as soon as you get to the market and expect an excellent outcome. The real photo of the square in the impossible from it, you need to look for a good point for it. Instead, find every element and details that will make your place unbelievable.
The cathedral, for example, on the eastern side of the square, is extremely impressive. There are also these spectacular carved wooden balconies that stretch out of stone walls. Get closer to him, see which element fascinates you most. When you have mentally recognized the elements that interest you, it's time to start composing your picture.
Compounding means connecting elements. Of course, you can not move the cathedral or fountain, but you can move to show the elements together or split them. This is where the camera lens makes the whole difference and where zooming greatly helps. Place yourself where you can see the elements you've been thinking about and bring the camera to the eye. View and view the preview. Adjust your position and zoom as long as what has attracted you to make this photo prominent, and there is little else in the frame. Remember the saying:
"Perfection is achieved not when nothing can be added, but when there is nothing more to be taken away" – Antoine de Saint-Euphorie
Even if you get this right, your photos will have a much greater impact. Then you can further enhance the composition by adding other techniques:
Leave space in front of the building. Or an empty space or something that establishes a location, such as a cloth of flowers.
Allow a free item in the frame. For example, a person or animal can show the scope of things.
Include a leading line, something that points to an object, a path, a fence, etc.
Tilt the camera to exaggerate the perspective for imposing subjects.
The last thing that has the biggest impact is light. Photographs are made of light, but no light is equal to the photograph. Cameras can record only a certain amount of contrast. All this results in excessively exposed (completely white) or under-exposed (very dark) areas.
There are two ways to deal with natural light. One is to work and the other one to wait. Travel photography is not a studio work, so you can not control much light without additional equipment.
Working with light means transferring yourself and the orientation of the camera to what is shown in the viewfinder is not too high contrast. It's pretty easy, just look at the darkest and brightest scene in the scene. Move to exclude one or the other side when they are too confronted.
Work with light often goes against the composition created in the previous step. That's why it's often much better to wait in the light. The sun does not move quickly so it takes time, but it is very predictable. Take the time to see where the sun is and whether it moves to a better position or not. Remember, the sun always moves towards the West. If the light gets better, come back later. If not, come back tomorrow.
Pay attention to the time of sunrise and sunset. Approximately then, plus or minus the clock, depending on where you live, the contrast is the lowest and there is still color in the sky. This is the best time to shoot beautiful pictures. Over 95% of published travel pictures are recorded in these times!
That's it. Much better image for just 3 steps: Take the camera, compose it and work with the light.