Going through your travel photos, everyone has at least one “postcard” photo. You know the ones I’m talking about. The ones that look like they belong on a postcard, rather than like a photograph you took yourself. Remember your travel photos should create your own memories, not a generic postcard. Although it’s very common to capture iconic places like the Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon while traveling; make sure to add a little zest to your images with these 3 photography tips to enhance your travel photos.
1. Use the Rule of Thirds
To capture a visually appealing photo, you DO NOT want the object of focus dead center. Always place them slightly off-center. To do this, use the Rule of Thirds to divide your frame into nine equal sections. Then place your subject into the majority of either the left or right two sections of your image frame.
2. Pay Attention to the Background
No matter what you do, photo bombs can happen. However, there are also plenty of photographs that could have been spectacular, had the photographer just zoomed in a little to remove the trash can in the background; or if the photo had been angled slightly to the left, to capture the natural archway created by the growing flowers and vines.
3. Remember the Time of Day
The location of the sun is crucial to a great photo. Too much light will bleach out your image, but too little will produce dark shadows. For a little something extra, try adding a more dramatic appeal by taking your photos during sunrise or sunset. The striking hues will create plenty of dazzling images for both nature and outdoor attractions.