10 Travel Photography Tips for Getting Better Photos

Use this guide to start taking top-notch vacation pictures.

While professional-looking travel photos were once a privilege for those who could afford pricey equipment, today, travelers can take a stunning photo with nothing but a smartphone. Follow these 10 expert tips that will help you find the best lighting, achieve the perfect angle and make the most of whatever device you’re working with.

Wait for golden hour

Professional travel photographer Brandon Ballweg says golden hour – during a sunrise or as the sun sets – is the best time to capture photos with just the right amount of natural light. “It’s called golden hour because it gives you this gorgeous golden light that just makes everything and everyone look beautiful,” he says. To time your photoshoot just right, Ballweg suggests using tools like timeanddate.com to find out when the sun is rising and setting wherever you are in the world.

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