Beginners often make the mistake of assuming that in order to take better travel photos they need better equipment. That isn’t true at all, and in fact you could take spectacular photos with nothing more than a decent smartphone or digital camera. Great photography is more about the photographer than the equipment – which is good news because it means that you can learn how to snap vastly better travel photos.
While there are many different photography tips, tricks and techniques that can help you to improve, the ones that you should focus on to start with are:
- Understand the rule of thirds
If there is a cornerstone to photography it is the rule of thirds that essentially divides the frame into thirds vertically and horizontally. It is a technique that is used to create better composition by placing the subject and important elements in one third or at an intersection point.
- Get up close and fill the frame
Often beginners tend to take travel photos from a distance, which is rarely the best method. It would be far better to get up close and fill the frame, so that the interesting elements begin right at the left edge, and end at the right edge. Indirectly this will fit well with the rule of thirds too, as it will place elements in the first and last third.
- Utilize leading lines
A ‘leading line’ is a type of naturally occurring line in a photo that automatically draws the viewers’ eyes – effectively ‘leading’ them to an important element. When you’re snapping travel photos you should look for these lines and attempt to frame your photo in such a way that the lines in it lead to the subject.
- Shift your perspective
The majority of photos are snapped from eye level, because that is where you rather naturally hold your camera. Shifting that perspective however and shooting from one that is higher or lower can provide you with unique-looking travel photos – so you should experiment with different angles before taking the shot.
Of course when snapping travel photos there will be many factors that are out of your control – which is why it is important to edit your photos later on, to tweak and correct any issues. While you may not have much experience in that area, Movavi Photo Editor will provide you with an easy and intuitive way to get started.
With the help of Movavi Photo Editor, you can enhance the quality of your travel photos, correct basic issues, and apply artistic filters. Additionally you can directly improve their frame and composition by removing unwanted objects, replacing the background, or cropping and rotating it.
Suffice to say Movavi Photo Editor will give you the means to transform your travel photos into the best version of themselves. Considering how easy it is to use, you should give it a try to see firsthand just how much it can help you to improve your travel photos.