According to DSLR Traveler, getting great photographs while traveling starts by making sure you’re packing the right equipment. So find yourself a DSLR, a tripod, and a few extra batteries and SD cards, and you’re on your way. Once you have your gear lined up, take a moment to watch the following video and we’ll go over some insightful pointers that can get you shooting like a pro on your next adventure:
Now, let’s recap what we’ve learned:
- Hold your shots for both video and still photography. Ideally, video clips should be about 5-10 seconds long. When shooting stills, have your camera ready to go and following the action so you don’t miss the perfect moment to take a shot. Remember, use your tripod to eliminate camera shake!
- Instead of trying to cram everything into one photograph, take multiple images to break the story up and create clutter free shots.
- Travel photography is ultimately about telling the story of your trip. Photograph the things that clearly outline your trip, such as the food you eat, the locals you meet, and the places that you visit.
- Take as wide of an assortment of shots as possible. This means you should be shooting from different angles. A good mix of tight, medium, and wide shots can keep your video or album from becoming redundant and will give viewers different views of the story you’re trying to tell.
Don’t be afraid to take more footage and stills than you will need or use. It’s better to have a wide selection to choose from during editing. Just because you take tons of images, you don’t have to use them all (more photography tips over at Geoff Lawrence). In fact, select just a small handful of your very best photos to hold your viewers’ attention and leave them wanting to see more.
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