Travel shortlist: Photographer of the Year 2011

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Inspirational travel photography from around the world feature in the shortlist of the best from the Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2011 competition

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…

A travel photographer’s guide to photographing people

Top travel photography tips and techniques for the best people shots. Learn how to approach locals, when to offer money and how to take portaits packed with character

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…