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.

How to compose bold images: what (and what not) to include in your photos

How to compose for maximum impact: what (and what not) to include in your images

There’s nothing worse than spoiling a beautiful scene by composing your subject too small in the frame. In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to compose images for maximum impact by avoiding unnecessary surroundings that don’t add to your shot.

Monochrome photography: make striking images using your camera’s mono mode

Monochrome photography: how to compose strong images using your camera's black and white mode

Why set your camera to its mono mode for monochrome photography when you can simply convert a regular colour image into monochrome on the computer? It’s because you need a black-and-white ‘eye’ to shoot good black and white photography in the first place, and being able to see the results on the spot is a huge advantage. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to set up your camera and compose strong monochrome photography using your camera’s black and white mode.