A Beginner’s Guide to Learning Travel Photography

Ok, so perhaps the question has multiple parts but it still rang true to my experience. I was curious to hear the answers because I knew it was a loaded question and definitely not an easy one.

The pro photographers’ answers surprised me.

Here are some of them:

“South Asia is a good place to go.”
“Do not go to Bangkok.”
“If you do not know, choose a place randomly.”
“Europe, maybe.”

Instead of addressing the complex subject of travel photography, the photographers only concentrated on a single aspect: the location. Their answers disappointed me because I do not consider the location to be the essential part of travel photography. You do not need to travel to a remote and exotic destination to enjoy travel photography.

So I’ve decided to put together a blueprint or guide to help people who want to get involved in travel photography, but do not know where to start. I used a similar approach when I first started and it has proven successful over the years.

First and foremost, please do not start your travel photography journey with a trip to South Asia. It will be a waste of time and money, not to mention it will be full of disappointments.

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