Travel Photography Tips: 01

Travel Photography Tips is a section giving a variety of advice for using photography while traveling. The usual advice goes something like this, “the best camera is the one you have with you” or “use only your cell phone”.  Both are useful tips, but this section will go beyond that. 

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Now that is a good selfie. My head looks bigger than the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal seems to be leaning over. And my sunglasses are the same color as the Taj Mahal. Selfie gold!

My first travel tip is…if you are traveling alone, take a cell phone with a good camera. Make sure it is one with a lens on the front and back of the camera. Phones with front facing cameras are the easiest way to take selfies. Not that I am a selfie freak, but it is the easiest way to make photographs of yourself in front of monuments or other exciting things.

I am an introvert, so I do not want to ask someone to make my photograph. I am also weary of handing my camera to a stranger. I could not afford to replace my DSLR or my smart phone for that matter. (Even though I have given my phone to a guide to take my photo, I am already paying them so I do not think they will run off with my phone.)

All of this being said, avoid buying a selfie stick. I repeat, do not buy a selfie stick. Your arm will do.

By |2016-11-10T20:26:46+00:00October 5th, 2016|Travel Photography Tips|0 Comments

About the Author:

Betsy Williamson is an assistant professor of art in the state of New Mexico. Before coming to New Mexico for this job she was an adjunct professor throughout Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, teaching photography and art appreciation. Between September 2015 and May 2017, she took a break from teaching to pursue art, research and life in India. Now she is back to teaching and part-timing it in India.

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