If you’re passionate about photography and you want to learn more about the subject, I have to tell you that this is one of the best past times you can have chosen for yourself. But undoubtedly is also one of the toughest ones as it’s really vast and there is so much you can learn. Plus with all the many digital cameras on the market today, it can be really a daunting task getting the right one which will bring your knowledge levels to new heights.
Bring only the accessories you need. Graduated filters, polarizers, warming filters bring only what is necessary. Special filters like expodisc or whitebalance card may not be used in outdoor situations for Sell travel photography.
One good idea – if you can do it without looking suspicious is to use a long zoom. That way you can get your shots without causing any discomfort to the locals.
Once you’ve figured out what your going to need to take your pictures, you need to put some thought into how to store them. Should you take your laptop, a portable hard drive or two, a bag full of memory cards or all of the above? How much storage you will need depends on how long your stay is and how much shooting you’ll be doing. A laptop is useful if you need to view images as you go, or want to do some editing back at the hotel room. But if not, its just one more expensive piece of equipment you need to worry about. Leave it at home. Some portable hard drives have a viewing screen so you can review your photos as you upload them, which can be handy to see if you have the shot you want and gives you the chance to go back and try again if you missed it.
Also take your subject into account as shooting from the front with the subject nose straight into the lens can make a big nose smaller. Whilst making a small nose larger can be achieved by shooting from a slight angle.
A stock photo is a picture that you’ve already taken; it’s ready to use according to the needs and requirements of the buyer. Here, the buyer can select from a number of photographs from your inventory and buys whichever he needs. Publishers are the ones who are on the lookout of stock photography as it’s cheaper and time saving than hiring a photographer.
The longer you travel, the greater the risk of damage or theft to your memory cards. Losing the photos you have taken is often more painful than losing the equipment itself, so make sure you back up your photos either online or on CD. Or both. You can then keep these with you or send them back to someone to keep hold of until you get back.