Thursday, March 6, 2014

Travel Photography


Document Your Trip with Your Photos

Vacations tend to bring out the photographer in everyone.  Even if you don't normally take photographs when people travel they usually like to record memories with photos. 

When I travel I too love to take  photos.  I always want to make sure I get photos of the main landmarks of the places I visit, but then I also want to photograph details that I enjoyed about the place.  When I visited old Quebec city in Canada one of the things I really noticed was all the unusual window and door decorations. On this page Quebec City you will see how I used the photos of the windows and doors to make a photographic collage.  One of the things you do not want to forget on your travel photos is people.  Be sure to include those you are traveling with in at least a view of your photos.  I took this photo of friends in an entranceway in Quebec City.

Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia is well known for the lighthouse and I took hundreds of photos of the lighthouse.  Peggy's Cove  I also found the fishing boats and the rock formations to be interesting so I made sure to capture them in my photographs.

So next time you travel think about what photos really represent the place you are visiting.  Make sure you take all the popular shots.  After all you wouldn't want to go to Paris and not photograph the Eifel tower.  But then don't forget to get those unusual shots.  Look for the details that the place interesting and be sure to get some people in your photos too!

Be sure to share your travel photos in your writing.  Everyone like to see interesting photos, especially when you add a story with your photos.


9 comments:

  1. I really like your ideas about looking for unusual shots of places you are visiting, along with the highlights of famous landmarks.

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  2. I do, indeed, take a ton of pictures when I travel. I don't travel with my best equipment, solely because it would have to be checked or examined when flying, but I do take my handy pocket camera, which often does such a good job with my pictures that I wonder why I even have anything else. I do love capturing the memories!

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  3. I used to take a lot of pictures when we traveled and used them as a travel journal by labeling them well when we got back and got the film developed. Sure do wish I would have had tools like we have now available then to arrange and save them forever, virtually. Since we lost all those photos in our fire, the memories are just in my head. (Tip: Back up your photos on the cloud, somewhere they'll be accessible to you forever.)

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    1. Susan, I know what you mean. When we lost our business to a fire, I lost photos I will never be able to replace. At least I can see them when I close my eyes...

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  4. Your photographer's eye is so wonderful! I love your ideas to look for unique items to photograph in what might be considered a "normal setting". I don't think I would have thought to capture the windows and doors you mentioned. I need to learn more about composition and love reading your tips! I will be a better photographer yet! ;D

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  5. Those Peggy's Cove photos are stunning. How I want to visit. Excellent tips, as always. Often my favorite photos are those that no one else would ever think to take at a famous or popular location. It pays to think outside the lens.

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  6. I was immediately attracted to this one by the name "Travel Photography". Imagine my surprise to see a link to me :) Thanks Mary Beth!
    As always, lovely photos.

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  7. Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

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  8. I love your photo of the rock formations at Peggy's Cove; so inviting, I could sit there for hours.

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