Helpful Travel Photography Tips For Your Next Getaway

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Are you getting bored of working non-stop and all you can see right now is the big, blue sky, and the waves before you? If you’re daydreaming of the beach right now or you just have that itch to run away from the city and take photos, wear your thinking cap on and plan a getaway to refresh your soul. Not only would the experience energize you, but it can provide you with a multitude of opportunities to take photos you have never shot before. Of course, there are some things you need to prepare and you have to be wary about. Right here, folks, is a list travel photography tips to help you out.

 

Go out of the box with your travel photos and lose yourself with all the creativity hiding inside of you.

Go out of the box with your travel photos and lose yourself with all the creativity hiding inside of you.

 

Bring only what you need

When bringing camera gear to an out-of-town trip, it’s tempting to bring everything you have and stuff it all in your bag. Well, here’s me saying you shouldn’t do that because all it will do is cause you stress in your vacation. Remember, the greatest photographers of our time managed to get the shot because they had a camera readily available to them. If you bring all you gear, you would fuzz over what lens to use or set up your tripod first. At the end of the day, all you’re going to need is a camera and the best lens for travel that you own.

 

Use a Bag that won’t let you down

One of the more important travel photography tips you’re going to encounter is the usage of a competent bag for your camera and other equipment. Having the best camera bag possible will not only help you be more organized with your gear, but it can also protect your equipment from the elements when you are out there on your trip. Just make sure to get a bag that fits you properly and will not be a cause for body pain when you’re carrying it.

 

Research where you’re going

The beauty of having a world connected by the internet is you can be informed of so many things that weren’t available two decades ago. With that wisdom, you should definitely invest some time into checking the ins and outs of your future destination. This step will help you find out in advance all those spots you can take amazing photos and plan how to execute them.

Among all the other travel photography tips, this step also serves as a safety check because you can be aware of dangerous places and hazardous venues in your itinerary. You can also chat some locals to get an idea where it’s safe to bring your gear.

 

Always make it a point to know where you’re going to travel so you can be prepared for anything.

Always make it a point to know where you’re going to travel so you can be prepared for anything.

 

Bring Extra Batteries, Chargers, and Memory Cards

Have you ever experienced accomplishing all your tasks only to find out your phone is low on battery and you left your charger at home? Well, multiply that experience by a thousand when you go on your trip and you only have one camera battery with no charger. That’s why it’s really important to bring not just one battery  or charger for that trip you’ve been planning for a long time. This will ensure your camera will operate through all the important and fun moments without any worries.

At the same time, one of the travel photography tips you should adhere to is the inclusion of additional memory cards. With this tip, you won’t have to worry about deleting any image to make room for more. You can also get a high-capacity memory card if you’re not comfortable bringing around two or three of this vital tool.

 

Never forget to enjoy the moment

Last, but not the least, on our list is just go with the flow and have fun as you’re out travelling.

 

Have fun and soak yourself in the moment. Amazing images will soon follow after.

Have fun and soak yourself in the moment. Amazing images will soon follow after.

 

Your camera is just a tool to capture your memories but it’s not the end-all-be-all of your trip. Why don’t you indulge in a meal you can’t find anywhere else? Or you can also lay down all the stuff you’re hauling around and just enjoy the view with the people you’re with. Believe me, having a once-in-a-lifetime experience is way better than having that once-in-a-lifetime picture.

Travelling is and will always be good for a person. It gives us the chance to refresh our creative perspective and flushes out all the negativity bought by the repetition of work. As such, these travel photography tips can be of great help for your next adventure. And when you’re done with your travel, why not share your amazing shots on SlickPic? It’s the only photo-sharing site that gives you absolute control over your images.

By |2017-02-19T23:39:54+00:00February 19th, 2017|Categories: Travel|4 Comments

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As a child, I've always been in love with stories and how it can change my idea of the world. As I grew older and got my first camera in 2008, I learned to translate that love of stories into photographs of anything and everything I’ve encountered. Since then, I’ve always made it a point to inject a sense of wonder and creativity into every shot I take. Eventually, it lead me to a whole world of amazing possibilities - weddings.
 I first started way back in 2010, learned under some of the best wedding and portrait photographers and never looked back since. This paved a path towards something that fulfills me artistically and keeps me sleepless at night with all the amazing ideas floating in my head. I love the thrill of weddings and the nostalgic atmosphere the day brings upon my creative side.

4 Comments

  1. GinoRockOn February 19, 2017 at 11:00 PM - Reply

    Hey there. I’m really torn up whether to take a fast telephoto prime or a wide angle lens to go with my nifty fifty for my next vacation to the beach. What’s your take on that?

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    Julio Munar February 19, 2017 at 11:51 PM - Reply

    Bring the wide angle lens. There’s so little you can do with a telephoto lens when you’re out there travelling. With a wide angle lens, you can capture more of the scenery you’re gonna see that a telephoto lens can never give you. A wide angle and a fast normal lens will be more than enough for your travel needs.

  3. ChizzyE February 20, 2017 at 5:00 AM - Reply

    Do you think bringing a tripod for my next mountain is a good idea? I’ve been itching to capture night shots with my camera.

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    Julio Munar February 20, 2017 at 6:10 AM - Reply

    If that’s the case, better bring one. Just make sure you pack it well and it’s safe when you hike. Any additional weight can be burdensome to a hike so choose what you’re bringing carefully. Have fun capturing those night shots!

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