If you went to photography school, or you are keen on photography tips and tricks, you probably heard of the rule of thirds. No? Well, simply put, this is a rule that is often used to get a good composition. To apply it, mentally dividing your image into two horizontal and vertical lines. Then, place the most important aspects of your photo along the lines. It usually gives the photo balanced feeling and prevents capturing distracting images. Although you are not supposed to use his rule all the time, it comes in handy in travel photography since you don’t know what scene you will tackle next.

Travel Photography – Tip#4
Proper timing to coincide with the natural lighting available

As a photographer, never underestimate the impact of proper lighting on your photos. The secret to perfect lighting is to avoid direct light at all costs as it is too harsh on your sub and creates shadows that make it hard to expose your subject. You certainly want to take advantage of the golden hours, especially when the sun is relatively low on the horizon. This is the time where it produces warm and soft light making your photos breathtaking. Those early morning photo trips will totally be worth it mainly because when you get a photogenic spot since the light will favor you plus you will have the added bonus of not having many people around. Remember that this is a trip, anything is possible. So keep your eyes peeled and your finger on the shutter button.

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