14 cliche-busting tips and tricks for more creative travel photography

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In one of our most popular posts of last year we shared eight of the most common travel photography mistakes photographers make and suggested some simple ways to make every shot count when you’re travelling with your camera.

Today we’re going to get ahead of the curve and try to stop these mistakes before they happen by exploring 14 things you can do on holiday to give your travel photos a greater sense of creativity and originality.

Carry-on restrictions for photographers: current hand luggage allowance by airline

Aviation photography: tips for taking amazing pictures of airplanes

How much of your photography gear can you carry on to a plane? If you want to take you camera and gear abroad, every airline has specific carry-on restrictions based on size and weight. We’ve rounded up the current hand luggage allowances for some of the major airlines to hopefully save you from making a difficult choice to pack your treasured lenses when you get to the airport!

8 common mistakes photographers make on holiday (and how to get it right)

8 common mistakes all photographers make on holiday (and how to get it right)

Many photographers have to fit their hobby around a full-time job, so their annual vacation is the perfect opportunity to spend some time taking photographs.

In the seventh part of her ongoing series about how to avoid making classic photographic mistakes our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, takes a look at some of the problems photographers encounter on holiday and offers some expert advice about how to avoid them.

Best camera settings for shooting beach photography?

Best camera settings for beach photography

Do your beach photos come out too dark or suffer poor colour balance. Here are some of the best camera settings to use for your beach photography.

How to take pictures through a window and avoid reflections

How to take pictures through a window and avoid reflections

When traveling, it’s common to take pictures through a window in your hotel or museum… or anywhere you may find yourself. But too often reflections are visible in your images. If you can’t open a window, here is a quick way to minimise reflections when you take pictures through a window.

Professional Photographer to the Rescue: tell a story with your travel photography

Professional Photographer to the Rescue: tell a story with your travel photography

So far in our Professional Photographer to the Rescue series we’ve revealed a pro’s tips for music photography and the secret to shooting wild landscapes. This week our professional photographer takes an apprentice to bustling markets of Marrakesh, in Morocco, and shares his best travel photography tips for learning how to tell the story of a place through your pictures.

Photos from airplane windows: tips for getting killer shots every time you fly

Photos from airplane windows: get killer shots every time you fly

It’s always tempting to try and take aerial photos from airplane windows when travelling. Though it might seem like you’re quite limited in what you can do in this situation, there are a few ways you can ensure you get quality snaps. Click to see our tips for getting killer photos from airplane windows every time you fly.

What to pack: 8 essential travel photography accessories

What to pack: 8 essential travel photography accessories

We’d all be travel photographers in an ideal world, paid to crisscross the globe on a rich client’s tab and take stunning photographs of exotic locations. Sadly, for most of us the reality is rather less perfect. We get away once or twice a year, and have to squeeze in our travel photography while keeping everybody else happy.

Nevertheless, some travel photography is better than no travel photography so when you get to do it, you better make it count. Click to find out what you need to pack for your travels.

79 travel photography tips you shouldn’t leave home without

79 travel photography tips you shouldn’t leave home without

With the holiday season upon us, there’s no time like the present to hone your photographic skills to enable you to capture glorious travel photography fit for a gallery wall – or at least pride-of-place in your living room! But the variation of subject matter and lighting conditions you’ll be greeted with while overseas can be daunting to capture successfully, especially if you’re juggling quality time with your family against quality time with your digital camera! That’s why we’ve put together no less than 80 tried-and-tested travel photography tips to guide you through the best ways 
to tackle photography while on the road – all from personal experience!

We start with crucial travel photography tips for planning and preparing for your trip. Then there are essential camera skills, from aperture choice to metering; clever photographic techniques, from composition to using filters, as well as creative techniques to master, from stunning silhouettes at sunset to picturesque panoramics.

Travel photography tips for a family holiday

Travel Photography Tips: 8 ways to avoid 'postcard shots'

We can’t all afford to go on safari, but combining a family package holiday with quality time with your camera doesn’t have to be a recipe for disaster

While the chances of returning from a family holiday with an award-winning portfolio are slim, you can still pack in plenty of satisfying photography – of your travels and your family – if you know the right buttons to press. Here are 7 top tips…