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How To Take Amazing Travel Photos

How many times have you said or thought that a picture just doesn’t do it justice? When traveling, you want to capture the experience and the aw of the places you were at in a picture. And it’s nice to show them off, too!

Here are some tips on how to take the best travel photos without being a professional photographer:


  • Lighting: If you have ever had professional photos taken outdoors then you would have heard this before. The best light for outdoor photographs starts just before sunrise or sunset and lasts until just after sunrise or sunset.


  • Editing Apps: Adobe has a fantastic editing app for your phone called Lightroom Mobile. The app allows you to capture, edit, and share professional quality photos. Trust me, it makes a lot of difference - especially with the editing feature.


  • Take Candids: You want your picture to bring you back to the place you traveled to, and candids can make you feel like you are right back there again. Just keep snapping pictures as you go, as many as you can, because you can always go back and delete the ones you don’t like. It's better to have too many to choose from than none at all, and you don’t want to miss a great shot.

  • Take your time: If it's a landscape you are trying to shoot, make sure to walk around where you would like to take a picture beforehand. This will give you the feel of the place and the opportunity to see it from all angles. Ideally, you want your photos to be a piece if art, so put in a little extra time.


  • Tripod Selfie: For those solo travelers, you don’t always have someone nearby that you can ask for help, and maybe you don’t speak their language. Our advice would be to master the tripod selfie! Tripods don’t have to be expensive and you can order a universal one off of amazon. All you have to do is set up the tripod, set the timer, and take a couple shots. You’ll be glad you did.


  • Ask the locals: Never forget to ask some of the people native to the area for the best photo op spots. After all, they do live there and probably do know the area best.

We hope this advice helps you capture the best of your travels and gives you the type of photographs that you hang on your wall for years to come.


We'd love to help you plan your next trip filled with amazing photographable memories, let us know where you're dreaming of going. In the meantime, for more insights on travel and adventuring, follow our travel blog.

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