travel photography tip

Keyboard depth of field - by flickr user clausthoden

Depth of field refers to what is in AND out of focus. A shallow depth of field has just a small element of the photo in focus and the rest of it is blurred to a certain degree.  A photo with great depth of field has mostly everything in focus. The tiny point and shoot […]

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Camera in the water - change your vantage point - by flickr user mtsofan

Another very common mistake made by many aspiring photographers is to hold the camera around chest to eye level and take shots in landscape orientation (holding the camera naturally as it is) more often than not. Consider taking more shots in portrait orientation (camera held vertically instead of horizontally) or even better (my personal favorite) […]

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A candid shot of people in a group

I find another somewhat ‘rookie’ blunder many photographers make is to take very similar photos time and time again.  For example, posing in front of something with the same signature smile/smirk ad nauseum. Some of the best photos I’ve ever seen from others (or from my own personal travel photos collection) have been of candid […]

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Rule of thirds - photo by flickr user annamorphic

Composing your photo is indisputably the most essential aspect of taking quality shots. Many photographers, including myself in the past, didn’t/don’t ask the right kinds of questions before pressing down on the shutter release button.  For example, what are you trying to convey with this particular image or what/who is your main subject?  Are you […]

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Cute Dog in Songtan, Korea

This travel photo is of a curious cute dog roaming the streets in Songtan, Korea near an American Military Base. Recently, I’ve written a guide regarding changing your perspective to improve your travel photography.  Nothing exemplifies this more than this particular shot.  I crouched down on my knees as low as I could get and […]

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Two locals (Thai lady and daughter) walking in Bangkok, Thailand

In this travel photo you will notice two Thai locals (Mother and daughter) walking down a street in Bangkok, Thailand.  As a travel photography tip, don’t be afraid to take candid shots of locals.  Some of the best’people shots’ are candid photos as opposed to posed portraits.  To be less intrusive carry a lens with […]

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