Much has been said about traveling — it can help you create memories, it can make you happy, and it can even help you know yourself. All of them are true, but the thing that is most associated with traveling is the memory. And if you want to preserve those memories and have something to look back on, there is no other way than to take photographs.
Taking pictures is often taken for granted. People just point and shoot without taking into account the composition. But if you want to incorporate some artistry into your photography, you need to be mindful and imaginative. Here are some of the things to keep in mind.
Focus on contrast
One of the best ways to make your photography stand out is by creating a contrast. This is something that you can achieve by capturing the differences between your subject and their background. For one, you can take a photograph of your friend who is wearing a white shirt against the background of flowers or a heavily colored wall.
Capture the living moments
If you want to create a story, you need to be observant of what the locals are doing. See how they go about their daily lives, and you might just find a good action or portrait to take. For one, you can take a picture of a vendor at a night market. Focus on their emotions and capture the way they talk to hagglers.
Go for still life
Sometimes, the most interesting subjects are the non-living things. Capture something that will remind you of that place. If you are in London, why not capture the red telephone booths. If you are in Switzerland, Alpenwild suggests taking a tour to capture a picture of the Swiss Alps train before or after boarding it.
Show your creativity through photographs. Find new angles. Focus on each shot. But don’t forget to have some fun.