Travel photography is lately one of the most popular genre of photography. We love exploring new places and we love to share our findings with our friends, followers, readers. But how to make sure that they will be as thrilled looking at our photos, as we were visiting the place? Understanding and applying few simple photography rules will take your travel pictures to a new level. Whether you are taking photos just for your family album, for Instagram or for your travel blog, if you follow the tips below, you are sure to improve your travel photography and keep the viewers interested in your story.
There are many composition rules in photography, some of them more important than the others, but there is one most common aesthetic rule that applies to many fields. RULE OF THIRDS applies not only to photography, but anywhere when images are composed – art, movies, design.. It is best described by visual example, so please take a look at the picture below.
First of all we need to divide our frame by two lines both horizontally and vertically so that we get nine identical rectangles. You get the most appealing composition when you align your horizon with one of the horizontal lines and place your subject on one of the vertical lines (in one third of the frame). See those spots where the lines meet? You may want to position the most important part of the picture in one of those spots.
Any idea how to improve this lovely sunset photo?
Yes, it would be much better if the center of the palm tree was on the top left spot. But you see my point with the horizon? It is on the lower horizontal line. This allows us to concentrate on stunning cloudy sky.
If you still shoot on auto mode you can greatly improve your pictures by learning manual settings of your camera.