How to take pictures of the popular tourist spots
A Photo / / December 19, 2019
For information on how to turn boring and monotonous vacation photos into interesting stories that friends and family will want to see with my own eyes. Tips to share photos National Geographic.
Renan Ozturk (Renan Ozturk)
Photographer and director of National Geographic.
1. Decide for whom these photos
They are for you personally, then to remember the trip? Then ask yourself what exactly you want to remember. Or do you think show them to your mother? In this case, you have to be on most of the photos, because they will not be interesting just to look at the place where you have been, they want to see you in this place. Or are you going to put these pictures in social network? Then they have to be original, to attract more attention.
2. Select your subject
What exactly do you want to capture this particular moment? Do not think "I take pictures out the building," and "I photograph the doorway, which is beautiful fall sun's rays." Not 'I photograph the local people, "but" I photograph out of a man who puts out a cigarette and laughs. "
When in doubt, add images over humanity. Try to find a story - they are constantly taking place around us. Notice of a local resident, who does something unusual, and photograph it. Try to make contact. Set aside time on camera and talk.
3. Do not take photos all in a row
Do not make the photos "just so". Your purpose - to show a new perspective on something. Sometimes, to get a good shot, you need to wait and prepare. Think composition, Find an unusual angle, add something to the fore, step up to the shooting closer to the subject. Find a position in which the shot will not get anything extra.
Be curious. Maybe a hundred people took pictures of the intersection, but no one looked at the small street - and you look.
Ozturk advises primarily pay attention to people and lighting. He always looks first, is there near the water or smoke, and tries to take a picture of an object in their background. He also recommends taking photos from a low angle. Sit down on his haunches, or put the camera on the ground - you'll have to look at the world from a new angle.
4. Find the right lighting
Poor lighting ruin the most interesting shot. It is best to take pictures of the so-called golden hour - an hour before sunset and an hour after dawn, when sunlight is warmer and softer.
In the middle of the day the light is too bright and sharp, at this time the best pictures in the shade. Bright sun rays can be used as the illumination object. Move so the sun was directly behind your subject and lightly highlighted his back. For such frames Ozturk advises value f / 14 and f / 16.
5. Be careful and patient
Good photos are obtained when you are photographing is not the usual tourist time, when you are ready to wait for the right moment, while the rest of dinner or even sleeping. So be patient. Find an interesting place you want to take a picture, and wait for ideal conditions.