How to Take the Best Photos while Travelling

Travel bloggers are always on the go, whether they're exploring a new destination or just snapping some shots of their day-to-day life. Whether you've never stepped foot outside your hometown or you're always jet setting across the globe, there's one thing we all have in common: taking photos. But it's also extra important for travel bloggers to take great pictures because that's what makes our blogs stand out from everyone else! That means knowing how to take the best photos while travelling is key to any successful blog.


#1 Use a tripod

One of the easiest ways to take a better photo is by purchasing a tripod! It doesn't have to be anything fancy. Just find the most basic one that fits your camera, and you're good to go! If there isn't enough light where you are, use your tripod with either your phone or DSLR camera, so it doesn't blur when taking pictures of stationary objects like landscapes at night time. 

The best places to set up our tripods are near trees or lampposts. This way, you won't cast a shadow on your subject, and it will appear as though the lights are coming from different angles (which makes for an interesting photo!)


#2 Stay out late and wake up early

It can be tempting to sleep in until the afternoon and then explore if you're new to travelling. But if you want amazing photos of sunrises or beautiful skies, that's not going to cut it! So instead, get out of bed early (or at least as early as your internal clock will allow) and go exploring before everyone else decides to wake up. The best places for sunrise shots are usually on beaches or near mountains because they tend to have more foggy weather, which makes for a perfect setting. 

Also, don't forget about taking photos at sunset! Just like with the sunrise, the sky turns all sorts of vibrant colours—but this time from bright orange hues into purples and even teals, depending on where you are. You can also take advantage of these times by having fewer crowds to compete with! Use the extra time you have before everyone else wakes up or after they leave for dinner to capture your day-to-day life in unique, one of a kind ways. You'll be glad you did when you look back at all the great shots you captured without anyone else around!


#3 Hunt for the best locations

A great photo is only as good as the spot you take it from.That's why I always suggest travellers spend a little extra time hunting for that perfect shot. It can be distracting when too many people are around, which is one of the main reasons we chose to explore at odd hours! But if you're not into waking up early or staying out late to avoid crowds, just go exploring and see what happens! 

Sometimes all it takes to find an interesting backdrop is simply walking down a path and looking back over your shoulder every now and then—you'd be surprised how easily we miss things right in front of us because we don't look closely enough. You can also try visiting tourist hotspots like famous landmarks (like the Eiffel Tower or The Colosseum) at different times of the day. 

For example, you'll get completely different photos if you show up an hour before it opens to visit rather than right when everyone else is getting off work! So go on and explore that next village over—you never know what hidden gems are just waiting for your lens.

How to Take the Best Photos while Travelling


#4 Practice different techniques

If you're looking for more ways to take better photos, check out some tutorials or read up on how other photographers do what they do! There are tons of resources out there for beginners, and you might be surprised at how easy it is to pick up some new tricks. One great example would be having a look at golden ratio photography and picking up some tips there! This will help give you more perspective when taking photos because it will make you think about things in more than one way. 

You can also improve on the techniques listed above by focusing more on composition (which includes placement of objects like people, animals, trees etc., light direction, focal points etc.) instead of just trying random camera settings until they look better. Once you've found a technique that works for you, try taking it one step further and finding ways to make your photos even better.