Travel photography is a genre of photography that may involve the documentation of an area's landscape, people, cultures, customs, and history. The Photographic Society of America defines a travel photo as an image that expresses the feeling of a time and place, portrays a land, its people, or a culture in its natural state, and has no geographical limitations.
Travel photography as a genre is one of the most open in terms of the subjects it covers. Many travel photographers specialize in a particular aspect of photography such as travel portraits, landscape or documentary photography as well as shooting all aspects of travel. Much of today's Travel Photography style is derived from early work in Magazines such as National Geographic magazine from photographers such as Steve McCurry. This genre of photography entails shooting a wide variety of subjects under varied available conditions, e.g. low light photography indoors, available ambient light photography for exteriors of buildings and monuments, shooting on the streets where sometimes conditions may be hostile, capturing moments which rarely recur, capturing the magic of light while shooting landscapes, etc.
Helpful Photography tips ...
- Wake up early, and Stay out late.
- Research the area and locations you plan to visit.
- Never stop learning.
- Rules of Thirds in photography.
- Experiment with compositions.
- Don't underestimate the human element.
- Patience is everything.
- Pack smart and stay alert of your surroundings.
- Understand your camera and settings.
- Always have your camera with you.
- Explore and get lost on purpose.
- Always make sure you’re shooting RAW.
- ALWAYS backup your photos at the end of each day.