Take a look at a short great article on how to take better travel photographs by Majella Grawatsch (source: firstname.lastname@example.org)
These days you don’t need to be a professional photographer to capture a really good photo. Here are 5 quick tips that will help you take better travel pictures:
Move closer to your subject. Closer, closer… Now get even closer. Of course you can crop pictures later, but it’s much easier to get a great shot when your subject is really obvious. Like in-your-face obvious. If you get closer, you’ll be less likely to have a background filled with telephone wires, photo-bombers and other stuff that gets in the way of a great picture.
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2. Try different angles
Move to the right, then to the left. Check if you can get your shot in a reflection. Don’t feel like you need to shoot everything straight on. Beauty comes with a little perspective, and angles make photos more interesting.
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3. Experiment with your subject
Play around with the placement of your subject. It doesn’t always have to be smack-dab in the center of the photo. Shooting the subject to one side of the photo helps the viewer take in the whole scene.
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4. Frame your subject
Find a tree branch, or a bridge, or a bigger building, or practically anything that will naturally frame your shot, so that the object you’re shooting will pop.
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5. Finally, put your camera down!
Don’t try to take pictues of everything, just because you have a new 128GB memory card in your camera. You won’t be able to record everything, and while you stare through the viewfinder, you’re missing what’s happening right in front of you!