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…

8 ways to avoid ‘postcard shots’

Travel photography tips: 8 ways to avoid postcard shots

Travel photography ticks all the boxes – exploring the creative possibilities of your camera in a fascinating new location is about as good as it gets. But great travel photography is about more than hopping on a flight to Havana and snapping old ladies with cigars. It requires as much skill, preparation and careful technique as any other photographic genre. How do you make your shots of a popular tourist destination stand out from everybody else’s – to be more than pure ‘postcard shots’? These 8 easy travel photography tips will help you think differently about your pictures…