In its shortest definition, travel photography is going to take a trip to take photos. The photos you took during this trip are also called travel photos. Photographing the places you visit, the situations you encounter from your point of view is a very enjoyable action. There are some rules, cameras and accessories that you need to pay attention to make this more enjoyable and to get more successful results from travel photography. I have compiled what you need to know about Travel Photography below.

Plan Your Destination First

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First, prepare yourself a travel agenda. Start planning where to go on what date. You also anticipate what equipment you will need on the trip at the specified date.

What Equipment Should I Have?

The subject of the equipment is the most sensitive subject for those who travel. Because the equipment you need to take with you will vary depending on the place to visit, the time to shoot, the portrait or the landscape. If you are going to make a long exposure, you will have to have different equipment for separate indoor and outdoor spaces. Depending on the shots you will take, you may need to have a wide opening lens (to photograph a larger area in landscape shots) or a zoom lens (for remote photography).

Apart from that, a solid tripod, filters, charger and carrying bags are the accessories that you must have with you. It is also important to shoot at what time of day for the equipment you will take with you. Equipment required for shooting at night and in a very cold place will differ from the equipment you will shoot in the daytime.

People Taking Photo While Traveling

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The people of this group are generally; “I like to see different places and I want to remember the places I went, the things I saw and share them with my loved ones.” They think. For these people, the subject of freedom and photography during the trip comes before quality. Freedom during the trip definitely requires devices that are easy to carry. On the other hand, it is advantageous that their lenses have a wide focal length range to display different subjects and events that they see during the trip. In this way, they can obtain very wide views or detailed images of the distant subjects they see in a practical way. When approached from this point, devices of the D-SLR-Like type (similar to digital single lens reflection) will be more suitable for the people mentioned. The most important disadvantage of these devices is that the sensor dimensions are small compared to D-SLR. This causes serious quality drops in photography in general and especially in night shots.

People Traveling For Taking Photo

These photographers ignore comfort and put quality and subject at the forefront. Therefore, the D-SLR prefer machines without mirror or in rare cases larger format. The subject they will shoot in their travels is already clear. They keep the lens and other equipment suitable for this subject with them. A travel photographer must always be prepared for surprises. For example; The possibility of encountering an interesting portrait in a place to photograph natural life should always be evaluated. At this point, of course, they will travel with a much larger bag than the previous group.

Getting Ready for Travel Photography – Shooting Modes

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Regardless of their approach to the subject, the essential feature of all travel photographers is that they are always ready to shoot. In essence, the travel photographer photographs the environments where he has not been, although it was planned in advance. Therefore, camera settings should be ready for the shutter when suddenly an interesting subject is encountered. For this, the machine can be used in aperture or shutter priority mode depending on the situation.

In aperture-priority mode, a medium aperture setting can be used to provide an average depth of depth (such as 5.6 or 8). At this point, since the shutter will be adjusted according to the light of the environment, ISO should be adjusted according to the light condition in order to prevent hand shake. Thus, the sharpness of the desired subject in the instant shutter is guaranteed, both in focus and in motion. Of course, if there is a little longer time for shooting, the aperture can be increased or decreased to better reflect the subject.

When the subject is about motion, a shutter-priority mode can be preferred. The shutter speed is selected appropriately to stop the moment or tell the movement. At this point, the aperture will be adjusted by the machine in accordance with the ambient light. However, the aperture adjustment range is narrower than the shutter speed setting, resulting in no aperture corresponding to each shutter speed. This can be resolved by referring to the ISO setting. It should not be missed that some photographers use the shutter priority permanently at a setting where only their hands will not vibrate. This is not much different from using your machine in a fully automatic setting.

The Importance of Seasonal Timing

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The season of the date you will go on the trips you plan to take photos, accordingly, the weather has a great effect on the shots. Before you go to the places where you will shoot, be sure to research and try to plan at what time of the year it will give better photos. Every region (country or city) you go to has times when favorable weather conditions are better, the light is good, and it may be much more convenient to take pictures. In order to avoid bad surprises, you should follow the appropriate schedule. For example, if you go to Erzurum in February, you may have to deal with snow – type and extreme cold in order to take pictures.

An Artistic Visuality

It is very important that if you are going to take the photos you will take in the photo trips to exhibit in the future, our photographs are different from ordinary photographs and blended with an artistic visuality. Otherwise, you will take ordinary photos that can be found everywhere.

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May your light be bright. Stay healthy.

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