Challenges Taking Pictures When Touring (and The right way to Overcome Them!)


As you’ll count on from a full-time journey photographer, I spend quite a lot of my time taking pictures when touring. That features every part from panorama pictures in distant places, by means of to meals, portrait, wildlife, occasion, and architectural pictures in locations all over the world.

Through the years of getting photographs on the go, I’ve grow to be conversant in the distinctive challenges going through journey photographers, which make it tougher to get the photographs we might want on a visit.

On this information, I’m going to share with you the commonest challenges you would possibly expertise when taking pictures whereas touring. I’m additionally going to share my recommendations on overcoming these challenges, to assist make sure you get nice pictures while you journey.

Challenges of Journey Pictures

All pictures has its challenges, however after we journey we frequently face further distinctive challenges which may influence our skill to get nice pictures.

Once you’re taking footage at residence, you might be doubtless conversant in the native space, you realize about any pictures restrictions, and doubtless know the kind of gear to convey.  In case you are driving from residence, you might be able to throw further gear within the automobile in case you want it.

You additionally usually have some flexibility to plan round climate situations and crowds. Plus, if issues don’t work out as deliberate, you may normally simply come again one other day.

Nevertheless, after we journey we are sometimes unfamiliar with the vacation spot, have restrictions on how a lot pictures gear we will convey, be taking pictures in poor climate or lighting situations, and have time limitations on how lengthy we’ll be in anyone place. So it may be necessary to plan forward as a way to reduce these challenges.

Listed here are what I’ve discovered to be the principle challenges going through vacationers seeking to get nice pictures on their journeys, in addition to some ideas and concepts for overcoming them.


Restricted time in vacation spot

One of many largest challenges we face when touring is that we are typically on a timetable. Whether or not we’re touring for work or pleasure, nearly all of journeys have an outlined finish date, that means sooner or later the journey will likely be over and we now have to go residence.

What does this imply to the traveler in search of nice pictures? Effectively, it implies that you need to get all of the photographs you need throughout the time you have got accessible to you.

To make sure you do get the photographs you need, the hot button is cautious planning. Without correct planning, you would possibly miss the photographs you need since you run out of time.

My high ideas are:

  • Analysis your vacation spot prematurely so you realize what locations you need to go to and stuff you need to do. You would possibly need to make a listing of the sorts of pictures you need to take.
  • When you have flexibility when it comes to while you go to, you would possibly need to analysis one of the best occasions to go to when it comes to climate, crowds, and occasions. Timing could be notably related for wildlife photographers as sure species could also be a lot simpler to identify throughout sure seasons as an illustration.
  • Plan your itinerary to incorporate all of the places you need to go to in your photographs. Be aware any related opening and shutting occasions for the dates of your go to. Be sure that to make bookings for any places, akin to museums or nationwide parks, that require reservations to go to.
  • There are a variety of apps that may useful in planning akin to Google Maps, Instagram, and The Photographers Ephemeris. Guidebooks, weblog posts, and on-line native occasion calendars can be helpful.
  • In case you are touring to a vacation spot as a part of a guided tour or cruise, then there will likely be a set schedule that you’ll doubtless not have any management over. In these sorts of conditions, doing all your analysis and planning forward could be much more necessary as you’ll doubtless have little flexibility. Understanding the itinerary particulars and time allowed in every place could be very useful in planning sensible pictures targets.
  • For any particular pictures, plan further time in case it is advisable return to the situation because of variables outdoors your management, akin to unhealthy climate at a panorama shoot or an surprising closure.
  • Be sensible about your time, and make sure you give your self sufficient time for all of the photographs you need to get.

I can not stress sufficient how necessary advance planning is for getting nice journey pictures. If you end up within the vacation spot you need to be spending your time having fun with the vacation spot and taking pictures, quite than researching stuff you need to do, pictures places, and native occasions.

The vast majority of your planning exercise could be performed prematurely, and doing so will get you a lot better outcomes as soon as you might be on location.

Sunset Mauritius


Variables that you’ve Restricted Management Over

Once we journey, very similar to after we are at residence, there are some issues that we simply haven’t any management over. These would possibly embody, however usually are not restricted to, issues just like the climate, surprising closures, attraction opening hours, lighting situations, and so forth.

Once we are taking pictures domestically, we normally have the luxurious of time and returning to a spot if the climate is unhealthy or an attraction closes unexpectantly.

Nevertheless, because of restricted time in a vacation spot, variables like unhealthy climate can usually throw an actual spanner within the works. And infrequently we now have to simply take one of the best pictures we will within the circumstances.

Poor Climate

Poor climate can actually have an effect on our pictures plans. They’ll make it troublesome to get good photographs, have an effect on our gear and luxury, and even result in surprising closures of sights.

Like we talked about earlier, in case you have the flexibleness, we suggest factoring within the climate of a vacation spot into planning when to go to, and ideally planning to go to when the climate is finest for pictures and journey normally.

This can be notably necessary with locations which are identified to have excessive climate situations like typhoons and tropical storms throughout sure occasions of the yr.

Once you plan, examine to see what the climate will likely be like normally while you go to, and bear in mind additionally to examine an up-to-date forecast as your journey nears.

No matter how nicely you propose, issues just like the climate and unexpected circumstances can nonetheless have an effect on your plans. As soon as you might be at your vacation spot, you simply need to do your finest with the climate situations that current themselves.

Be ready – you’ll want to be ready for a variety of climate situations, whatever the climate forecast, as these usually are not all the time correct. So make sure you pack applicable clothes in addition to any protecting gear in your digicam like a rain cowl. Think about components together with rain, warmth, mud and so forth. when planning what you convey.

Be versatile – The best choice to deal with the variable that’s climate is to be versatile the place doable. If the climate forecast shifts, perhaps you may change your schedule round in order to benefit from any higher days for what you need to shoot.

If you happen to can’t be versatile, attempt to work with what you have got quite than giving up. You might need dreamed of a wonderful blue sky and fluffy white clouds, however dramatic storm clouds may also work nicely within the scene.

Or, change it up totally, and change your topics. As an example, as an alternative of taking pictures landscapes, deal with wildlife, individuals, indoor places, or different sorts of photographs that are much less climate dependent.

Lastly, do not forget that you got here on the journey to get pleasure from your self, and don’t waste vitality feeling unhealthy in regards to the photographs you missed. Simply benefit from the journey, and get the pictures you may.


Crowds and Occasions

One factor that you’re prone to encounter in any widespread vacation spot is crowds of people who find themselves wanting to go to the identical locations as you. By way of pictures, this could make it difficult to get good pictures of sure issues with out individuals in them.

One tip is to in fact to plan to go to at a much less widespread time of the yr. However even when you are able to do this, you might be usually nonetheless going to need to encounter plenty of busy locations.

You may additionally end up visiting when a well-liked occasion is happening, so despite the fact that you thought you have been visiting at a quieter time, there are extra individuals within the vacation spot.

For instance, in case you go to Albuquerque through the Worldwide Balloon Fiesta, you will discover most sights are going to be loads busier than you would possibly count on for October on this a part of the world.

As you propose your journey, first examine when the preferred time to go to the vacation spot is. This would possibly for instance be throughout college holidays or different nationwide holidays, and would possibly have an effect on how crowded particular places are.

Additionally examine when there are main occasions taking place within the vacation spot. These could be occasions you need to shoot, or occasions that have an effect on issues like opening hours or how crowded a vacation spot is.

The excellent news is that it’s doable to beat the challenges of visiting a well-liked vacation spot.

First, plan to go to locations when fewer individuals will likely be there such because the early morning or later within the night. If taking pictures outdoors this could usually be a greater time of day for the sunshine as nicely, so you’re going to get higher photographs as nicely.

Subsequent, even whether it is busy, be affected person and simply anticipate opportune moments. Usually a crowd of individuals will ebb and circulation, and also you might need moments when a location seems to be empty even at busier occasions.

Another choice for a well-liked attraction is to e-book a particular tour which lets you go to privately or as a part of a smaller group (e.g., this Vatican tour we did).

If you happen to don’t thoughts doing a little modifying, an alternative choice in case you can’t get across the crowds is to take the pictures after which edit the individuals out of the photographs later. This takes time and ability however packages like Photoshop can assist you do that with numerous pictures. It’s also possible to use impartial density filters so the individuals blur out with an extended publicity.

Lastly, as an alternative of attempting to battle the crowds, you would possibly embrace the individuals and use them in your photographs as a part of the story.


Attraction Hours & Surprising Closures

One limitation you’ll usually discover while you journey is that many locations solely let you go to throughout a set of hours. Some locations could solely be open a really restricted time. And typically you’ll discover surprising closures as many vacationers did the world over through the COVID-19 pandemic.

It would be best to do your analysis forward of time so you may maximize the time you have got. Examine opening hours and dates (and re-check them earlier than your go to), and examine native occasions and holidays that will have an effect on opening hours,

Many individuals additionally miss out on visiting a spot as a result of they didn’t make reservations and arrive to search out out that tickets are bought out prematurely. Remember to plan forward and know if it is advisable pre-book an attraction or not.

You may additionally take into account having flexibility in your schedule in case it is advisable return because of an unexpected closure, particularly if it’s a location you actually need to get a photograph of.

It’s additionally a good suggestion to have back-up plans for different locations you’d like to go to in a vacation spot in case your plans want to alter.

Generally there will likely be conditions you may’t get round, like a last-minute closure, that stops you getting the photographs you need. It may be helpful to have a fall-back record of stuff you need to shoot, ought to this happen.


Poor Lighting Situations

One factor you might be prone to encounter in your journey is poor lighting situations.

Whereas this can be an element for out of doors evening photographs, you’ll additionally doubtless expertise poor or unflattering gentle in museums, eating places, non secular buildings, and different indoor venues.

You’ll additionally doubtless end up attempting to shoot by means of glass, whether or not at a viewing tower or inside a museum.

The very best factor you are able to do is to be ready for this by figuring out how you can use your digicam to its finest skill in low-light situations.

Generally you’ll need to perceive the important thing components of the publicity triangle like ISO and aperture. If doable, you must also take a look at if you should use a tripod or flash, as this would possibly resolve your lighting points.

Listed here are a number of ideas that can assist you get higher pictures in some particular conditions.

Getting higher outcomes with poor lighting

You’ll usually discover poor lighting inside a museum or restaurant. On this situation, attempt to discover the places contained in the venue with as a lot gentle as doable.

For instance, in a restaurant choose a desk near the window in case you can, to maximise the sunshine accessible. In a museum, search for topics which have plenty of gentle.

In case you are taking pictures inside a constructing the place tripods are permitted, use one so you should use an extended shutter pace. Flash pictures, if allowed, may also work to enhance your photographs in some conditions. For meals pictures, think about using the sunshine in your smartphone to light up your meals and provides higher outcomes.


Capturing by means of glass

Many museums and viewing platforms require you to shoot by means of glass. This may introduce undesirable reflections that detract from the shot.

In these conditions, you need to maintain your digicam as near the glass as doable, ideally immediately towards it, which can reduce a lot of the reflections.

When taking pictures by means of glass make certain to disable your flash as it will simply replicate off the glass and exacerbate the issue.


Out of doors night situations

When taking pictures outside at evening there may be usually much less gentle accessible. The easiest way to get round this if doable is to make use of a tripod, as it will allow you to use decrease ISOs and slower shutter speeds.

In fact, relying on what you might be photographing, a decrease shutter pace won’t work. For a transferring topic for instance it would simply lead to a blur.

In these conditions, ideally you’ll need a lens with a large aperture and a digicam with good excessive ISO efficiency. Then you may stability aperture and ISO to get one of the best outcomes primarily based on what you might be taking pictures.


Security Issues

Additionally it is necessary to examine on any native safety considerations and ideas for staying protected in a vacation spot. Native safety considerations could have an effect on the digicam and pictures gear you select to hold if there are heightened considerations associated to theft, theft, and different sorts of crime.

In some locations all over the world, it’s not really helpful to hold a giant digicam or show costly gear. figuring out about these items – as an illustration we typically simply carry a compact digicam we will slot in a pocket or purse in locations the place we’d been suggested to not carry a mirrorless or DSLR digicam.

Storm clouds Africa


Limitations to how a lot gear you may take with you

One large distinction between taking pictures round your own home location and when on a visit is that you’ll doubtless have much less pictures gear accessible to you.

The quantity of substances we take is commonly restricted by the baggage allowances on our chosen methodology of transport whether or not that be airplanes, coaches, trains, vehicles, or ships.

It will in fact fluctuate relying on how a lot gear you have got. If you happen to solely have one digicam and a few lenses, then you definately might be able to journey with all of your gear.

Nevertheless, if like me, you have got a group of digicam lenses, digicam our bodies, and equipment like tripods, then you’ll doubtless need to determine precisely what to take with you on a visit, and what to depart behind.

The very first thing to think about is what’s your baggage allowance. Remember to take into account no matter scenario goes to have the strictest measurement and weight limits.

As an example, you will have pretty beneficiant baggage allowances on a world flight however have far more restricted allowances on a safari airplane or a tour bus. On a street journey, you will have extra allowance and simply be restricted by your trunk measurement.

It’s clearly troublesome to get round restrictions like this. The principle factor is to know what you propose to take pictures of, and choose your gear accordingly.

If taking a flight, it’s best to take into account in case you are OK with packing your pictures gear within the airplane’s checked maintain baggage or need to guarantee it may well all match into your carry-on baggage.

I personally by no means pack my digicam physique or lenses within the maintain baggage on a airplane or bus, opting as an alternative to take it as carry-on. Most airways have fairly strict measurement and weight limits for carry-on baggage, so making certain I keep inside these necessities is clearly necessary to make sure I get to board the airplane!

Subsequent, you need to select your gear primarily based on the place you might be touring and what sorts of pictures you propose to take. Is your focus wildlife, landscapes, household pictures, meals, structure, water sports activities, and so forth.? That is notably necessary in deciding on the kind of lenses (in case you have a mirrorless or DSLR digicam) and pictures equipment which are going to be probably the most helpful.

For a visit the place you’ll be taking photographs of landscapes, then you’ll doubtless need to pack a wide-angle lens. Ideally, you may also take into account a set of ND filters, and a journey tripod.

For a wildlife targeted journey like a safari, then you definately’ll most likely need a good large telephoto zoom lens and a monopod.

In fact, the fact is that the majority journeys are likely to contain quite a lot of pictures topics which could embody every part from wildlife to panorama to individuals to meals.

As such, you’ll need to choose gear that covers every part you need to {photograph}. It additionally needs to be gear which you might be pleased to hold with you when it comes to weight, which meets any baggage restrictions, and which meets your funds in case you are seeking to purchase in your journey.

I’d counsel studying my guides to the finest journey digicam and the finest journey lenses for some ideas in case you are planning a purchase order.

When planning for a visit, I practically all the time need to plan my gear primarily based across the limitations of my transport. While a street journey in my residence nation permits me numerous flexibility, an abroad journey with a flight usually restricts me.

For many vacationers, I like to recommend attempting to journey comparatively gentle and to choose lenses that supply probably the most versatility. In my case, that’s invariably a wide-angle lens for panorama, cityscape and astrophotography work, and a telephoto lens for wildlife and portrait.

Usually I take advantage of and suggest zoom lenses quite than primes for the flexibility they provide, though this determination is in fact private and depends upon what you need to shoot.

For instance, if I’m visiting a vacation spot the place there’s minimal probability of wildlife pictures, then I would pack a first-rate portrait lens quite than a giant heavy telephoto zoom lens that I’m unlikely to make use of.

The identical rules apply to equipment. While I’m a bit extra relaxed about packing issues like tripods in maintain baggage, I nonetheless solely need to convey it if I’m doubtless to make use of it. As all the time, planning is essential.

Don’t overlook to pack further batteries and reminiscence playing cards as these will guarantee you may carry on taking pictures even when a battery goes flat or a reminiscence card fills up or fails.

Diamond Beach Iceland


Familiarity with Gear

After I journey, I usually see others struggling and having a tough time getting the kind of shot they need. They might have a brand new digicam or tripod, be utilizing their gear for a sort of pictures they’ve by no means performed earlier than, or simply have little follow with their gear.

The very best factor you are able to do earlier than your journey is study as a lot as you may about your digicam, fundamental pictures rules just like the publicity triangle, and get in plenty of follow at residence earlier than your journey. Attempting to study as you go could be irritating and wastes your restricted trip time.

If you happen to’ve just lately purchased some new gear for a visit, or solely usually use your digicam while you journey, then an absence of familiarity together with your gear may cause points when on the journey. This can be the case in case you hire your gear prematurely of a visit, which is frequent for conditions like a safari, the place you would possibly want a particular piece of apparatus you wouldn’t in any other case need to put money into.

For gear that you just already personal, my suggestion is that you just learn the handbook after which follow with it regularly. Pictures is a ability, which we will enhance with follow. It’s additionally a ability that may get a bit rusty if we go away it for some time.

No matter digicam you propose to journey with, be it a smartphone or a high-end mirrorless digicam, it’s necessary to grasp the way it works and how you can get one of the best out of it. You don’t need to miss a shot on a visit since you’re attempting to recollect how you can change focus modes or modify a setting just like the shutter pace.

It’s undoubtedly a good suggestion to get into the behavior of taking your digicam out with you and utilizing it on common foundation, even when just for follow. Not each photograph has to superb, the principle factor is to know how you can get the pictures you need with the gear you have got.

You don’t have to go some place thrilling to follow your pictures. The birds in your backyard and your neighbor’s cat can assist you learn to shoot wildlife. You possibly can follow meals pictures at residence with your personal meals. Wander your native city or metropolis for practising architectural pictures. Shoot landscapes alongside a neighborhood mountain climbing path, scenic viewpoint, or nation park. Your child’s soccer recreation can assist you follow motion and sports activities pictures. Working towards at residence means you’ll have extra abilities and expertise to take higher pictures in your subsequent journey.

In case you are in search of some assist and steering, there are many sources on-line that may assist. I personally run an on-line pictures course for instance, and I’ve helped over 2,000 individuals so far enhance their pictures. However there are many sources out that, from native lessons to on-line guides that may provide help to study and problem you to maintain practising.

In case you are renting gear for a visit, then it may be a good suggestion to make sure it arrives a bit prematurely so you have got time to examine it’s all in good working order, and in addition to follow with it a bit so you might be conversant in it. I’d additionally suggest studying some on-line guides and the person handbook prematurely of receiving it, so you may hit the bottom working when it arrives.

Lightning in New Mexico


Taking Pictures of Folks

Usually after we journey we need to get pictures of the individuals within the vacation spot. This could be going about on a regular basis life, akin to in a market or different road scene, or throughout a extra particular occasion like a pageant or cultural present.

The problem in fact is that not everybody likes to have their photograph taken, and also you clearly don’t need to upset anybody. There’s additionally the difficulty of privateness, which varies by nation.

Understanding native privateness legal guidelines and customs is especially necessary in case you are planning to publicly share your pictures. Whereas it usually is authorized to take pictures of individuals in public in most conditions, it could be unlawful to share, publish, or promote these pictures with out the individual’s permission.

Typically, for non-commercial use, most nations permit pictures in public areas. Nevertheless, the foundations fluctuate by nation and jurisdiction. For instance, Japan has pretty strict privateness legal guidelines. Wherever you journey additionally, you will need to be notably cautious when taking pictures of kids as there can usually be stricter guidelines in comparison with photographing adults.

In my expertise, one of the best locations to get pictures of individuals are at public occasions akin to festivals, the place performers and the group usually have an expectation of their photograph being taken. In fact, you’ll nonetheless have to examine if there are any rules in place concerning pictures.

One other good possibility we now have discovered for photographing individuals in a vacation spot is to start out with communication. It’s loads simpler to ask for somebody’s permission for a photograph in case you discuss with them first.

For instance, if you wish to take an image of a market dealer at a stall, in case you chat with them about their merchandise and purchase one thing, then they are going to be more likely to be keen to have their photograph taken.

The principle factor actually is to ask for permission. The worst factor that may occur is that you’re turned down, during which case you may transfer on. Not everybody likes to have their photograph taken and it’s necessary to respect that.

New Mexico native


How A lot You Can Carry

Once we journey, clearly we now have to think about our mode of transport relating to deciding on the pictures gear we plan to take with us.

Nevertheless, it’s also necessary to think about how a lot you might be bodily keen to hold. Even in case you are touring from your own home on a street journey in your personal automobile, you might be nonetheless going to wish to truly carry your chosen digicam gear from wherever you park your automobile to the place you take footage.

How lengthy will you be carrying your digicam every day? If you will be headed out to discover a metropolis within the morning and never returning till night to your lodge, do you’re feeling OK carrying your gear round all day?

If attending to these places for the shot requires a little bit of a hike, then you definately undoubtedly want to think about the gear you will carry.

For instance, as an alternative of a heavy tripod, you would possibly put money into a lighter journey tripod. As a substitute of a wide array of lenses, you would possibly carry just one or two lenses you might be sure you have to.

You may additionally take into account investing particularly in a digicam for mountain climbing or backpacking, if that’s one thing you do loads.

The principle factor is to think about fastidiously the full weight of the gear you might be planning on bringing, in addition to anything you’ll be carrying with you when out and about like snacks or a drink. If it appears too heavy to hold, take into account slicing again a bit so it’s a manageable measurement that you’ll really carry.

It’s best to be sincere with your self and if you realize you received’t lug your mirrorless digicam round a metropolis, it’s higher to simply convey your smartphone and learn to get probably the most of it quite than bringing alongside a digicam you received’t use. In any case, bringing pictures gear that you find yourself not utilizing isn’t a worthwhile endeavour!

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Pictures Restrictions

Completely different locations and places can have completely different guidelines round what’s and what isn’t allowed relating to pictures. It’s best to examine these earlier than visiting in order that you’ll be ready and might plan forward.

You will need to be aware that there are a selection of museums, non secular buildings, palaces, authorities services, and different sights that forbid pictures all collectively. Some could not even let you herald your digicam so you’ll want to know this to see if there are on-site lockers accessible or if you have to to depart your digicam on the lodge.

Whereas most locations on the earth do permit pictures, there are sometimes restrictions of some form associated to pictures. There are fairly a number of issues to look out for, which may influence the pictures you’ll be able to get. Some frequent restrictions to look out for embody the next.

  • Tripod limitations at occasions and inside buildings. A tripod is usually a nice assist to pictures, however they can be a visit hazard and interrupt the circulation of individuals, so many places prohibit their use. If nearly all of places you propose on taking pictures don’t permit them, avoid wasting weight by leaving it behind.
  • Drone restrictions. The rise in reputation of drones for pictures has opened up a variety of inventive potentialities, but in addition a rise in authorized restrictions round their use. Many places, and even some nations, completely forbid using drones. Others have strict guidelines in place for his or her use and should require you to get a license. Don’t threat a hefty tremendous, all the time examine the foundations earlier than you go to to make sure you are flying legally
  • Safety restrictions. Many places all over the world prohibit using pictures of particular buildings or places for safety causes. For instance, authorities, navy and monetary buildings could not permit pictures, even of the constructing exterior or surrounding property. Usually this will likely be clearly marked, but when doubtful it’s all the time finest to examine prematurely.
  • Flash restrictions. Plenty of sights, particularly indoor sights with art work, will limit using flashes for pictures. Many cameras, together with smartphones, will routinely allow the flash if there isn’t enough gentle for a picture, so figuring out how you can disable your digicam flash is essential so you may take pictures with out breaking any guidelines.

As you may see, there are fairly a number of completely different restrictions to pay attention to which may influence your skill to take pictures, or to make use of particular equipment like tripods or flashes. So do examine prematurely of your go to as you would possibly save your self bringing gear you received’t have the ability to use.

On the flipside, you would possibly assume a location doesn’t permit a pictures accent like a flash or tripod, after which study that it does! This was the case after I visited Carlsbad Cavern in New Mexico, and to my delight after we visited tripods have been allowed. I used to be glad because it meant I used to be in a position to get a lot better photographs within the low gentle situations.

It’s also possible to plan your go to to get higher outcomes. For instance, many museums have pure gentle, so in case you go to in the midst of a sunny day there could also be extra gentle accessible in comparison with visiting when it’s darkish outdoors.

Carlsbad Caverns


Journey Companions

In case you are touring with different individuals, you’ll want to make it possible for your targets for the journey align so that everybody has an excellent time.

All of us need one thing completely different from journey. In case you are planning a pictures particular journey with somebody who doesn’t actually get pleasure from pictures for instance, it’s doubtless that you’ll have to attain some compromises between you so you might be each pleased.

As a standard instance, for panorama pictures it’s not unusual to need to be out and about at dawn and sundown. Nevertheless, relying the place you might be on the earth, the dawn could be very early, and the sundown would possibly co-incide with a night time for dinner.

The important thing to a profitable journey like that is communication. You and whomever you might be touring with have to make it clear what you need from the journey, and work on a plan collectively that ensures you all have an excellent time. So maybe you skip the dawn some days, or plan to exit by yourself on these mornings and meet up for breakfast.

In fact, an alternative choice is to journey solo. While Jess and I usually journey collectively, I’ve taken some journeys by myself the place I’ve needed to get particular photographs. For instance, I did a seven-day winter journey to Finland to {photograph} the Northern Lights.

Jess loves Finland, however as we’d been earlier than and I used to be visiting with a plan to face outdoors in freezing temperatures for a number of nights by myself, we agreed we’d each doubtless be happier if I went by myself!

Lastly, in case you would quite journey in a gaggle and nonetheless deal with pictures, take into account taking a specialist pictures tour. These exist for locations all over the world, and can let you get nice pictures and journey with like minded people.

See this record of pictures excursions all over the world for some inspiration.

Jess on safari with camera


Additional Studying

That’s it for my information to overcoming a number of the commonest journey pictures challenges! If you happen to discovered this handy, you would possibly get pleasure from a few of my different pictures associated content material. Listed here are some articles to get you began.


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It additionally covers extra superior subjects, together with astrophotography, lengthy publicity pictures, flash pictures, and HDR pictures.

You get suggestions from me as you progress, entry to webinars, interviews and movies, in addition to unique membership of a Fb group the place you will get suggestions in your work and participate in common challenges.

It’s accessible for a tremendous one-off worth for lifetime entry, and I feel it’s best to test it out. Which you are able to do by clicking right here.

And that’s it! I’d love to listen to about your ideas on challenges you’ve confronted when touring as a pictures, and am pleased to reply any questions you have got. Simply pop them within the feedback under and I’ll get again to you as quickly as I can.

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