I am eagerly preparing for our BIG ADVENTURE coming up soon, and one of the things I’ve been excited about is getting some awesome photos with my new Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.
I was really happy when a recent issue of an on-line newsletter included an article entitled “7 Proven Ways to Come Home With Better Travel Photos”. (You can read the article for yourself here.)
Imagine my dismay when I read the last tip – don’t even bother touching your camera between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. because the light is not good during that time.
My first thought was: has this photographer ever been on VACATION??? I guess his idea of “travel photography” is going around the globe shooting for National Geographic.
I have to say that after reading that sentence, the article in general lost all credibility for me because just about anyone should understand that people on vacation are going to be doing the majority of their sightseeing between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Most vacationers aren’t going to hold off shooting photos until the “golden hours” for perfect light.
I’m not looking to shoot National Geographic quality travel photos. I’m just hoping to come home with some awesome images of the beautiful things we see on our adventure — and be able to use some of them here on this blog to journal our trip.
If you were giving advice to a beginner photographer, what would you say are some good tips to remember for getting great vacation photos?
Please give me your best tips in the comment section below. I’m really looking forward to what my awesome photographer friends have to say! Have a blessed day everyone! 🙂