With so many of our devices having cameras built in, it seems everyone can become a photographer. You don’t need a lot of equipment to carry with you. And you can even edit the images as you take them too. Then with a single push of a button, those images can be shared with the whole world on social media too. They’re geo-tagged, so you’ll always know exactly where you were to get that stunning view too.
So what can you do if you want to take your photography further? Many of us love taking pictures of our friends and family. And the Selfie is losing no popularity either. But it’s the pictures of the places with those stunning views that make us stare the longest. If you love travelling and you’re a keen photographer, then the world is waiting for you to take some of the most beautiful photos in the world.
Some tour operators even offer a photographer’s package. You may be exploring Gozo or travelling by helicopter from Vegas to see the Grand Canyon. These are all exceptional opportunities to get some great shots of the landscape. There are a few things you need to remember though if you are keen to pursue your photography.
Always be aware of your surroundings. There are thousands of beautiful landscapes across the globe to choose from. But many are very dangerous. Never lean over a cliff or stand too close to something hazardous for that one magical photo. Instead, invest in a bigger lens that brings the image closer to you rather than you getting closer to the hazard.
Many beautiful landscapes are on the coast. This means it can be wet and wild. Protecting your digital equipment is essential, so invest in some great waterproofing. You will also need to be protected from the wet and the cold, or you’ll soon find your photography to be a miserable experience. Keep warm and dry with some good quality wet weather wear.
Light and shade bring an image to life. You may find that early morning sun and that golden hour before the sun sets to be the best time to take your images. A high sun at noon doesn’t always offer the best sculpting of shadows, and may need more filters to reduce its impact on your image. If you’re shooting at night, you will definitely need a tripod as exposure takes longer. Hand-held shots can create wobbly blurs if you’re taking pictures at night.
Rock formations, waterfalls, coastlines, and woodlands make beautiful photographs. There are plenty of natural phenomena you may be interested in capturing too, like the Northern Lights, geysers and bird migrations. All of these things require patience and a little luck to capture. If you love the great outdoors and you’re a fan of travelling, this could be the perfect hobby for you. You may even earn a penny or two selling your images too.
Photography is so much fun and is a great way to record your experiences as you travel. You can take courses to help you become a better photographer, or try a photographic tour for a holiday. Enjoy your photos.