Photography Tips While Traveling
by: Robert Bezman
Whether you’re embarking on a family vacation or your family reunion, it’s going to be a special time. When we think of trips we’ve taken, we tend to remember them best with photographs. Here’s some ideas to enhance your vacation as well as your memories of them.
Figure out the photo opportunities for each appropriate venue. Anyone can take a “that’s nice” picture of the kids at an amusement park. Wouldn’t you rather capture a “WOW” photo that could be hung over the mantle?
Depending on the location you’re traveling to, you can see what books are written about them that highlight the best photo opportunities for the entire area
If you’re cyber-savvy, start at www.google.com and search using different combinations of: your destination, best photography locations, for images of the location, scenic spots, etc. The options are endless.
If you’re off to a non-big city
area, scout out the national parks in the area. The
great thing about
national parks is that the scenery is usually so breathtaking,
that a so-so shot looks outstanding, just because of
the subject. Once in www.nps.gov, do a search on photos
and you will be presented with terrific shots of all
OK, you’re either traveling through or you’re at a wonderful location full of photo opportunities. You began this leg of your trip at the crack of dawn and as you’re pulling into the most scenic overlook for 400 miles, the sun is just starting to crack the horizon.
You instinctively pull the car over, grab your camera and your tripod, and look for the best spot to set up. Just one tiny little problem… YOU FORGOT YOUR TRIPOD! Rather than smack yourself on the forehead then, why not plan these things now, before you leave?
Your list should include AT LEAST the following consideration…
Memory. Of course, bring all the memory you have, but also pack your portable storage device (explained at http://www.best-family-photography-tips.com/digital-photography-tutorial.html)
If your camera has a hot shoe, bring your external flash, and any additional equipment that can be used to help with bounce flash
Remember your external shutter release cable for those long exposures. How else are you going to get that “angel-hair” look of the waterfalls?
Don’t forget the basics like: batteries, battery charger, camera bag, and additional lenses and filters (if applicable on your camera)
And just in case you need it, bring the manuals for
Article courtesy of www.best-family-photography-tips.com, where you can see some sample pictures including more photography tips. Copyright 2005 Robert Bezman. All rights reserved.
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