How can I take better photos you ask? Composition is everything, so use your camera settings to display the grid lines – remember the rule of thirds and focus the subject on one of the cross-lines to catch the viewers eye. It’s a good rule of thumb for all art.
Travel sharpens awareness of our surroundings; the different, the unusual and it’s these things, the view of a new eye that makes great photos. As a travel writer and author, I take many photos during my first few days in another country, a different culture.
If you want your photos to be more than a mere record of your travels try these simple tips.
- Keep your camera with you: some of my ‘best photos’ are the ones I missed.
- Filling the frame adds impact to many pictures
- Eliminate the unessential, cut the clutter. Don’t try to grab it all.
- Early morning and late afternoon have the most favourable light.
- Avoid midday as overhead sun drains the colour.
- Simple blocks of bright colour make bold statements
- Look at other people’s photos to see what works, what catches your eye.