When you are travelling to some very beautiful places with numerous beautiful spots, it becomes really difficult to choose between the two; either enjoy the view now and not capture it or capture it now so that you can relive it again and again whenever you would like to. However, not everyone is a pro when it comes to clicking pictures and might not be able to capture the essence of the spots and places that they visit. This blog will tell you 6 tips that you can use while clicking some beautiful and scenic places. These tips would highlight the different angles, places, props and other things that you can make use of to create pictorial souvenirs for yourselves to take back home. It is however important to make a list of all the places discovered or discreet that you are going to visit or on your trip and have a visual image of them before even visiting the place. This exercise helps in creating perspective and will help you to create picture ideas beforehand. The six-pointers mentioned and explained below are the tips and techniques that can be useful, next time you travel.
1. Good light makes the best pictures
Light seems to be one of the most important factors in clicking extraordinary pictures. Pictures without light can seem dull, sad and dark. Dark pictures are harder to interpret and enjoy. Hence, it is important that you can get as many shots in the light as you can, so while you are travelling to places make sure you wake up early for some good shots with an absolute amount of light. These shots with abundant light will look beautiful and will capture everything in its sight. Although you have to make sure that there is not so much light in the picture that it blinds the eye of the person looking at them.
2. A good pre-travel
When you have decided on the location of your trip, make sure you read all the possible guidebooks with valid information regarding all the places you will be visiting. Try to see the visual images of those places either taking the help of the internet, or articles and other resources. You can always take the help of fellow people who have visited the place before you, and get an idea about the most beautiful places to visit and capture. For your research, you can also make use of various social media platforms such as Instagram, Google Image search and even Pinterest.
3. Photography rule 101- Rule of thirds
This rule simply means dividing the picture you have clicked into three different sections both horizontally and vertically. After dividing the section, keenly observe the image if all the important parts of the picture are included in those sections, then the picture is considered to be a good one. This rule is one of the most basic yet completely important ones in photography. When you take your pictures following this rule, the picture will turn out to be amazing every time.
4. Experimentation with the composition
Take your first shot of the place your eyes captured, look at the picture for a while and look for compositions, think out of the box. These might include asking questions such as, from where will the picture look its best? After deciding that, take on some low-angle pictures or jump on a platform to take a shot from a little up ground. In addition to the angles, playing with the distance from the objects in the picture can add a little more spice to your clicked picture.
5. Take a breath!
While taking a lot of pictures, do not rush into the picture head-on, take your time. Take your time, and have a patient approach to clicking the pictures. This will help you pay more attention to details; this will enable you to figure out different compositions, angles and other features that might add up to the picture in a good way and make it look outstanding. This patience will surely help you in turning something basic into something very extravagant and picturesque.
6. Discover new spots
Now that you have visited all the places that were on your list, try to roam around freely and find some beautiful spots that will have you retrospect their history and other information. Spots like these are usually deep-seated in the destination and not many tourists know about them. Hence, clicking pictures of these discreet spots will help you to add up the mystery angle in your travel photography. The areas that you have now found can be captured into your camera and visited again and again through your memories.
Creating a photo album every time you visit a place for some time of relaxation and leisure is necessary, as it helps you to keep all your memories in a log. These memories can then be cherished forever, with every picture there is a story attached and every time you look at that picture everything comes back to you, the story, the struggle, everything comes to you as if it were fresh. These heavenly experiences are the sole reason for people’s existence. Pictures are a way of saying that, yet the moment passed but that moment meant a lot and it was beautiful. Travel photography might seem a bit difficult as it becomes quite hard to live in the moment and capture it at the same time for many other people to live it through your photos. These photos are a way of creating special memories that are yours and yours only, you might never be able to go to some places again and again but these pictures will have you live through them as many times as you wish to. The above blog was to make your picture clicking an experience that does not seem like a big effort or task but an experience you can enjoy and have fun with, hopefully, next time you visit a place, use these tips to click pictures for your perfect little postcards.