How do we capture images that are really our images and turn them into a fascinating travel show?
Plan your travel slideshow in advance.
Have a list of subjects that you can capture to use as ingredients or building blocks—not your standard travel images. A list helps you to see so much more on your travels, such as markets, artists, buskers, shop windows, early mornings, and even reflections.
Reflections can be fascinating and will add a whole new dimension to your travel show.
If you would like different images just get up higher.
You will have a whole different (and unusual) viewpoint.
Make the effort and you will be rewarded!
Time of Day
Take the time to be out and about as daylight fades. You will capture delightfully different images.
Even the most well-known sights adopt a new perspective in the darkening light.
As you’re wandering around, keep your eyes open for interesting snippets of life that make for unusual images. This can be very useful in adding extra interest to your travel show. Looking for slices of life such as these has the added bonus that you will see far more of your surroundings than non-photographers!
And then, of course, we have the wonderful world of color. Color can be used in so many different ways to add interest to your travel show—to change a pretty standard image.
With all of these different image types as ingredients, you are building up your planned travel show. You have your basic recipe, and as you travel around you’re adding to your stocks and making it more interesting.
As a major bonus, you should also be having more photographic fun and seeing far more of the places you’re visiting. And don’t forget to look out for the details.
About the Author:
Roger Lee is a Johannesburg based photographic trainer and cruise ship speaker on smartphone photography. He runs the “Enjoy Your Camera” course, and his in-depth ebooks for people who don’t want to drown in detail are at www.camerabasics.net. His new smartphone photography ebook is at www.smartphone.org.za.
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