20 Travel Photography Tips to Start Taking Better Travel Photos

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5. GET UP EARLY TO BEAT THE TOURISTS

Nothing great ever comes easy. If you want truly stunning photos (and some pretty lighting), make sure to rise early to beat the tourists. If you’re going to a hot spot–like the Brooklyn Bridge or Eiffel Tower–the earlier you arrive, the more likely you are to get a picture without hundreds of tourists crowding the photo. Plus, you’ll avoid the harsh sunlight that usually starts to hit around late morning and early afternoon.

6. STAY OUT LATE TO BEAT THE TOURISTS

But, if getting up early just really isn’t your thing, consider staying out later into the evening when everyone else is wrapping up their evening. Evening shots and cityscapes can look really cool at dusk if you have the right camera equipment!

7. HAVE PATIENCE

The key to capturing those unforgettable photos of popular landmarks, sites, or destinations is having patience. Trust me–I get it. I know how frustrating it can be to be crammed in with a bunch of annoying tourists who are taking up all the space in the area by taking photos with their¬†gigantic¬†iPads (PLEASE, SOMEONE TELL ME WHY OBNOXIOUS TOURISTS LOVE THIS SO MUCH?!?!). But if you just wait a couple of minutes, usually they will go away and the space will clear up for you. Have patience to get the right shot and angle because it will pay off!

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