When the time finally comes for taking that trip you’ve spent so much time planning or dreaming about for years, you want the photos you take to remember it to be as unique as the experience itself; after all, while it’s great to see the sights, your travels are so much more than just postcard moments.
With that sentiment in mind, Valerie Jardin at Digital Photography School has eight suggestions for creating a travelogue you’ll treasure for years to come.
1- Include signage in you pictures. The name and price of the fruits and vegetables at farmer’s market written in the local language, creatively painted store signs, a newsstand featuring local papers, even the city street signs will give your images a lively sense of place.
2- Include people in your frames. Try to feature local people rather than tourists. Folks buying their daily paper, selecting flowers at the market, having coffee at the outdoor cafe or chatting as they walk their dogs. And if you have the time for doing some street photography, pick a spot and wait a bit. Something interesting will surely happen and a story will unfold for you to capture and take home. The human element always adds interest to your images.
3- Create a photo story with a handful of frames. Start by taking a wide shot of an antique market to set the stage, then shoot a few close-ups of items for sale, people exchanging money, children laughing, the old fellow smoking a pipe. These are the travel images that will make your photo album more memorable and more unique. They can also be an interesting montage if displayed on your walls back home.
Full story at Digital Photography School.
Get the picture?
Photo credit: FotoliaAuthor on Google+