The challenge with travel photography is that you may not get back to a location again anytime soon. So many photographers try and squeeze out as many photos as possible. The issue is lack of attention to detail and having any intentions or purpose before shooting.
What do you want your image to show?
Waiting for the right gesture, or even right subject to enter your scene is critical.
In this video, photographer Mitchell gives you some great examples of how to shoot lots of images but end up with better results than just rapid-fire shooting.
The key points mentioned in the video are:
- It’s not about shooting as many images as possible, but to shoot as many as possible with a purpose and intent.
- Don’t settle for one or two shots from each scene. Get out of the mindset of needing to get the perfect shot in as few frames as possible. It’s not a contest.
- Don’t spray and pray. Have an idea of what you want to capture.
- Explore different framings and camera settings.
- See how the light changes from different angles.
- Experiment with different perspectives.
Do you photograph with purpose? Slow down and think about each frame you shoot. Be intentional.
And come home with great photos!
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