Cheat Sheet for Taking the Ultimate Travel Photos

Written by  on November 9, 2015 

There is no better feeling than traveling around the globe and making memories, surrounded by your loved ones. But in order to preserve those moments and make sure they are always by your side, you need to learn how to take photographs in a proper way. This way you will always have the opportunity to look at your travel photos and reminisce. You may save them, develop them and put them in a photo album to preserve them for the future. Here we will provide you a guide on how to take the best travel photos.

Right Time and Place - Cheat Sheet for Taking the Ultimate Travel Photos

Time and Place

The first thing, which is at the same time also the most important one, is of course, the timing and the location. In order to take a beautiful photo, you need to have patience and wait for the perfect moment. This also goes for picking out the location. Be persistent and do not hesitate to search for the best location to make your photo. Some of the best photographs were made just because the photographer was at the right place in the right time. Another thing that you should keep in mind is the angle from which you are taking the photo. A good angle can very much contribute to the whole outcome of the photograph.

Memorable photo - Cheat Sheet for Taking the Ultimate Travel Photos


Another very useful tip when it comes to taking a memorable photo. If you wish to make a photograph that will leave everybody speechless and astonished, the key is for it to tell a story. Everyone loves a good story. This is exactly why you should always aim to take photos of some places that hold some value, even if it they are only valuable to yourself. Nothing is more precious than treasuring the moments that are dearest to your heart.

Nature Photo - Cheat Sheet for Taking the Ultimate Travel Photos


Sometimes you can’t rely on nature to do all the work. This is why every good photographer knows that if he wishes to create the ultimate photograph he will need to resort to editing. Fortunately, nowadays, there are all sorts of apps for filtering and sharing photos, like Eyeem or VSCOCam, that are a must-have for every travel blogger. Do not be afraid to experiment with different options, filters and colors. Photo manipulation is something that can give it that special something.

Mobile Photo Shoot - Cheat Sheet for Taking the Ultimate Travel Photos


Similar to timing and location, lighting is one of those factors that should be considered very carefully. Good lighting can make up for 50% of the photograph! This is why it is important to always try to position yourself someplace where the lighting is adequate. Also, do not hesitate to make nature your assistant. There are certain points in a day where the sun is positioned in a way it casts its light and creates a wondrous ambient perfect for snapping a pic. Make sure to capture those moments that appear just before sunrise and after the sunset. The colors that will appear are nature’s way of filtering the world.

“Life is only good as the memories we make”. If you find this sentence true, always strive to create the most beautiful memories. Because when you look back one day, you won’t remember the days, but you will remember the moments. Make sure those moments are worthwhile and try to capture as many of them as you can.

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