Ok. So you’ve read up on the technical side of taking great photos. You know your aperture from your exif and you’ve experimented with shutter speeds. But there is something missing from the photos you’ve been taking. They’re ok, but that’s it. Just ok. Why? You wonder. Well, here’s a little secret: it’s all about luck. Well not really. More to the point, great travel photography is about creating your own luck.
Get paid for travel photography is a great hobby for any holiday goer, and with a few helpful tips you can bring home some great images that you can enjoy forever. If your images are better then normal you may be able to make some cash from them.
Most vacations offer plenty of stunning scenes to shoot. The first tip in capturing these images is to follow the rule of thirds. This rule basically states that you shouldn’t place the subjects of your photos directly in the middle of the frame. By placing them off-center, you create a more visually appealing photo.
Polarizing Filters – If I could only have one filter, this would be the one. A polarizer will do more to enhance your destination photography than any other filter. A polarizing filter darkens a blue sky, intensifies colors and removes unwanted reflections. Remember, a polarizer works best with sidelighting. To remove unwanted reflections, make sure you are at an oblique angle to the reflection you are trying to remove. To keep the auto-focus feature of your camera, use a circular polarizer. For manual focusing, a linear polarizer work just fine.
Visit local markets. This can make very interesting photography. Take plenty of images of the local stalls and the sellers. Take pictures of the different foods and anything else that you think may be unusual.
I love shots of people living their lives, but as soon you whip out your camera, any naturalness goes straight out of the window. Using a long zoom can allow you to observe from a distance and capture natural shots without disrupting or being disrupted.
Most of the micro stock websites do not have exclusivity clauses. And besides, when it comes to copyrights, the photographer is the owner. The problem there is that in order to earn from stock photography, there has to be lots of submissions. So if you’re thinking of earning through stock photography, you might want to re-think about submitting to more than a few of the top sites.