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10 Tips for Taking Successful Travel Photos

June 28, 2016

Photography is about more than simply capturing a moment; it captures an emotion, and is a passionate lifestyle. Here are 10 tips for taking successful travel pictures.

1. Practice

This is a very important step. Photography requires practice to master. When you are preparing to take a trip, make sure to test your camera before leaving, especially if you have recently purchased a new one.

2. Read the manual

While this tip may sound basic, it should not be marginalized. Reading your manual will help you understand all of the camera's features.

3. Don’t underestimate the rule of thirds

This is a rule of photography that states that, in the majority of cases, the object of your photography should be decentered. In other words, if you draw two vertical lines on the photograph in order to divide it into three equal parts, the object should be on either one of the lines, not in the center of the photo.

4. Be prepared

The last thing you need is to have is the perfect setting and you snap the shutter only to find that your battery is dead; always carry a backup, and it may be wise to invest in a car charger.

5. Have extra memory cards

Digital camera photos are held on memory cards. Make sure to have extra memory cards with you at all times.

6. Plan your trip

Don’t leave things to chance; plan your trip and to identify the places you wish to visit and capture.

7. Be patient

There will be times in one photograph will capture a moment, and there will be other times when patience is required, and multiple shots taken.

8. Move your body

You may have to crawl, climb or move to find the perfect shooting position.

9. Capture the moment

The best lighting for photos is generally during sunrise and sunset. Because the shadows are stronger, it helps to add volume to the landscapes.

10. Step away

From time to time, you should briefly step back to observe the landscape, which can provide a new perspective.

While visiting Montreal, book an Old Montreal hotel providing access to all of the attractions the city has to offer, and take the opportunity to apply these tips.

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