25 Easy & Creative Travel Photography Tips

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Photographs are often the best souvenir of your travels. If you want to learn how to take better pictures on family vacations or your travels around the world, this article is everything you need to improve your photography skills.

From powdery white sand beaches in the Philippines to high in the Himalayas to the thick forests of America’s Pacific Northwest, I have been privileged to take pictures in some of the most beautiful places around the world. Each place has taught me something different and has truly made me a better photographer. 

I’m far from perfect and I’m certainly still growing, but I want to share what I’ve learned along the way with you.

This article is full of practical tips, creative ideas and easy photography hacks that’ll show you how to take your travel pictures from average to amazing.

1. Set your camera to shoot in burst mode

Setting your camera to “burst” mode means that several shots will be taken with a single click of the shutter. This is especially helpful when you’re trying to take an action shot, like a whale breaching the water’s surface.

Also, burst mode is a good idea when handing your camera to a stranger to take your photo. You will get several to choose from, instead of just one where you’re blinking and someone is photo-bombing in the background. I always have my camera set in burst mode so we can choose our favorite photo from a series.

Tip: Each camera is a little different, so consult your manual to learn how to set it to burst mode.

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