Travel photography is a career for some. Most people just want to recreate beautiful pictures to show their friends and family. No photo will replace the moment you are there, which is why people are still traveling instead of browsing Google Photos! Professional or amateur, the first thing you need is a camera. Yes, a camera, a real camera, not a phone or anything you attach to your helmet.
Choosing the best camera to buy requires a good amount of research. However, most modern cameras will do a good enough job, especially if you don't want to get technical. Today, if you buy Which Mirrors or DSLR, you will get a very good camera. Just skip the lens of the kit and buy a good general purpose but not super close as it compromises image quality and low light performance. Just for making kind photographers, you get a smaller fixed-lens camera. There are plenty of premium models that offer 1-inch sensors, a huge leap in picture quality from the compact super-camera and mobile phones.
However, better image quality does not allow the photographer to display images more. Do not improve the picture itself. Even the low-end camera now offers much better picture quality than 35mm 20 years ago and many of these cover National Geographic covers. So, make sure you have a camera and let you start how to take amazing photos!
In fact, the second step begins to create stunning images without the camera! What your photos need to do is share your surprise to the place. So what You are What you need to do is look for what amazes you and investigate it well.
Say you just arrived in downtown Lima in Plaza de Armas. The square is enormous, surrounded by the imposition of historic buildings on three sides, a huge fountain in the middle, lights and flowers arranged in patterns and hordes of people passing by.
You are surprised but you can't take a picture once you enter the square and expect great results. A true picture of the square is impossible from within, you will need to find a good view of it. Instead, look for every item and detail that makes the place great for you.
The cathedral, for example, on the east side of the square, was very clamped. They have exquisitely carved wooden balconies that stand out from the stone walls. Get closer to him, look at the item that fascinates you the most. Once you notice the mental elements that matter to you, it's time to start composing your image.
Composing means putting the elements together. Of course, you can't move the cathedral or the fountain but you can move yourself to show the elements together or separate them. This is where the viewfinder makes the entire difference and where zooms help tremendously. Position yourself where you can see the items you thought of and bring the camera to your eyes. Look and look at the scene Adjust and zoom in to make your image stand out and there is nothing in the frame. Remember the proverb:
"Perfection is not achieved when there is nothing else to add, but when nothing is left to move away" – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
If you're already right, your photos will have a bigger impact. You can then optimize the configuration by adding other techniques:
- Leave space in front of the topic. Either unoccupied space or something determines the location, such as a patch of flowers.
- Let a free theme in the frame. For example, a person or animal to show the size of things.
- Include a leading line, indicating the subject, route, fence, etc.
- Tilt the camera up from an exaggerated perspective to force subjects.
The last thing that has the greatest impact is light. Photographs are made of light but not all light is equal in photography. Only cameras can capture a certain amount of contrast. Anything behind it leads to exposed areas (completely white) or exposed (very dark).
There are two ways to deal with natural light. One is working with and the other is waiting for it. Traveling photography isn't a studio work, so you can't control the lighting much and without accessories.
Using the lamp means moving yourself and the direction of the camera until what is shown in the viewfinder does not contain much contrast. It's very simple, just look at the darkest and brightest scene in the scene. Move to exclude one or the other when it contrasts a lot.
Working with light often conflicts with the configuration created in the previous step. This is why it is often much better to wait for the light. The sun does not move quickly, so this takes some time but is very predictable. Take the time to see where the sun is and whether it is moving better. Remember that the sun is always moving west. If the light gets better, come back later. If not, come back tomorrow.
Pay attention to sunrise and sunset times. Approximately then, plus or minus an hour, depending on where you live, the contrast is lower, and there is still color in the sky. This is the best time to take beautiful pictures. Over 95% of published travel photos are taken during these times!
do you have. Much better photos to display with just 3 steps: Get your camera, to-do and work with light.