- Document your trip
- Document your destination
- Just take great photos
Vacation time is a great time to take photographs and with a bit of advance research you can make sure you get some wonderful photos that will meet your photo goals. Here are some things you should consider.
- Research your destination ahead of time. There are many great books on travel destinations at the library or you can research your location on the internet for lots of great information. Find out about events or festivals that might be taking place when you are there. Identify iconic structures that you would like to photograph. Make sure you understand the weather and are prepared for it.
- Pack you camera equipment carefully. Make sure it is all in working order before you leave. Bring extra batteries and memory cards.
- When you get to your destination talk to people about where you want to visit and places to photograph. Some good sources of information are hotel lobby clerks, employees of restaurants and shops and cab drivers. Be sure to check out the brochure racks in the hotels. If you are driving I have found the the information centers as you enter each state are a great source of information.
Photos on this page are all from a trip I took to Jupiter Florida last March. They show the three types of photography goals for travel.