We feature travel photography from our own portfolio as well as supporting the work of other up and coming photographers you should know about. Click on individual shots for full caption / image particulars.
You’ve probably heard the old adage that the best camera is the one you have with you. For most of us, that means our best camera is our humble mobile phone.
Modern mobile phones do a decent job at taking a pretty picture, but they do have their limitations. If you want to get creative with your photography, or get that envious ‘blurred-background’ look, you’re much better off investing in an inter-changeable lens (ILC) camera, or at least, a good compact camera.
Buying a decent camera doesn’t mean breaking the bank – there are plenty of great cameras available for under $500 and some great dSLR lenses which cost much less than you’d expect.
What I will say though, is that by stretching your budget a little further, you can get a camera that will serve you well for many years to come. But let’s first decide what makes a good travel camera.
Having just driven 20,000km around Australia (that’s the same distance as flying London to Sydney) in an battered, old Landrover, I can definitely attest to this country’s Instagrammability … if this is even a word!
Yes when you’re living out of a tent on a roof, surrounded the beauty of Australia every day, you realise just how perfect this place is if you want to snap some amazing travel shots.
With stunning scenery and vibrant visuals, the Land Down Under is so diverse and has so many unique sights, that it really is the most #instaperfect country in my opinion.
So check out these 8 places I’ve selected as the most instagrammable in Australia and start getting your friends jealous now!
Photography is a huge part of the travel experience, though it’s rare to come home with shots which don’t require any editing. Whether it needs cropping, or adjusting brightness to finding the perfect contrast and saturation, sometimes that precious moment was captured in the wrong way.
Even for those who take amazing photos, a lot of the time it’s the editing stage that separates the pros from the amateurs. Professional editing can really go a long way. Sad thing being, I’ve never been very savvy with Lightroom or Photoshop (I swear you need an advanced degree!)
But what if there was a tool that could help you make your photos look just as good as the professionals? An editor that anyone can use to make their photos look great, and do some serious photo editing with virtually no learning curve?
Sometimes you just want a quick, fun way to enhance your photos, add some neat effects, and maybe create a collage or two. Fotor is the answer – a free online photo editor which proves that not everyone has to be skilled at Photoshop to compete.
For amateur photographers, street photography can be intimidating. You generally shoot candidly, and in public places, in an uncontrolled setting where anything can happen and the scene is never the same. It’s definitely not the easiest discipline!
But street photography is popular as it captures the texture of a city in a single photo. It’s personal and raw, and captures a city’s true soul. For instance, it is more than just taking a photo of cars passing through traffic. It is about waiting for the right second, as soon as the MPV car passes by with its windows rolled down and you can see the kids inside the car bored from traffic.
And even though this is the most practiced kind of photography, many beginner photographers have a fear of shooting in the street. So if you’re looking to overcome your fear of street photography, or improve your craft, here are some helpful tips to guide you.
Sometimes everything comes together at the right moment; the lighting, angle and every other element combine to create a picture that is truly one of a kind. When that perfect picture occurs, it seems like a crime to just leave it on a memory card or let it fade away into the obscurity of old social media posts. Some photographs deserve to be printed.
If you’ve taken that special photo that needs to be brought to life, the old 8 x 10 frame may not be enough to do it justice. In these cases, a little creativity in your printing and mounting methods could take that special photo and turn it into a work of art.
Or maybe you’re just bored with the traditional prints in your home and need something different to spruce things up. Either way, there are some great printing techniques currently available that can help make your favorite travel photos something truly memorable. If you want to bring that perfect moment from your travels into your home, try one of these unique printing methods to memorialize it properly.
Travel and photography go hand in hand these days, and with the accessibility of advanced technology, even amateur photographers and beginners can take incredible shots.
Though the success of your photos will depend on the camera gear you travel with. So whether you’re an advanced photographer or just starting out, make sure you have the following with you on every trip.
The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a beautiful city with an amazing variety of things to see and do. And if you love travel photography, getting the perfect shot will most likely be at the top of your list.
From it’s seventeenth-century buildings and canals, to impressive museums and joint-smoking alien sculptures, few cities meld history with modern urban flair like Amsterdam, and this is a fantastic place to be a photographer.
Best known as the home of Anne Frank, this home of 2,431,000 friendly residents invites you to visit the city that takes its name from its famous canals built on the Amstel River. The following are great photography locations for shooting throughout Amsterdam. Head here if you’re looking to travel like a photographer and not a tourist.
The Eiffel Tower truly is one of the most iconic, most visited and most photographed landmarks in France, and if you love travel photography, getting the perfect shot will most likely be at the top of your list.
Situated in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, whether you’re cruising past it on the Seine, climbing to the roof of a nearby Cathedral, or standing directly below it, there are a million ways to get a shot of the Eiffel Tower, and it’s quite easy to take a great photo here. Though this is one of the most photographed landmarks in the world, so what’s not always easy is taking an interesting one. As a tourist, it’s difficult to capture a unique angle which the world hasn’t already seen.
The following are great photography locations for shooting the Eiffel Tower. Head here if you’re looking to travel like a photographer and not a tourist.
Every person’s life has unforgettable moments that define it, and for us, most of these moments revolve around our travels. Like the time we ice skated inside the Eiffel Tower. Or spent seven grueling days climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, where I not only stood proudly on the highest point in Africa, but then bumped into a handsome stranger who would later propose.
Mike and I have 10 years and over 45 countries worth of cherished memories, each moment having defined our lives along the way. But the thousands of photographs we accumulate have a habit of fading away on the “cloud”, and we forget that they’re sitting there saved. So we’ve started to favor print over pixels, because these moments deserve to be printed, and nothing will ever beat holding a physical photo book.
To preserve our travel photography we’ve teamed up with MILK Books, a company who produce custom photo books and albums that are center-stitched and handbound, created with archival-quality materials to last for at least 100 years (they believe that some moments should last longer than a lifetime). And to celebrate the new year, we’re give away a beautiful 120 page archival medium photo book!
Instagram has more than 300 million active users, and is one of the most popular ways avid travelers share and discover new places around the globe. I mean, what is traveling the world if you can’t find a way to share your experiences with others?
But of those 300 million users, there are a select few who always seem to look better and head to more photogenic destinations than the rest of us. Of course this is never the case; usually this is actually the result of a lot of effort and editing, and your favorite traveler knowing how to take better photos than you.
If you’re heading overseas and want to step up your Instagram game, you might be able to benefit from the following tricks and tips. These are strategies that some of the most popular accounts use.