Some people collect souvenirs when they travel, in Sterling Ad we prefer to collect beautiful images made by camera. Travel photography is like a time machine, freezing memories from a journey that you can look back on and enjoy for years.
Don’t go for “Postcard” pictures
When visiting famous landmarks, Acropolis for instance, think of shooting it from different perspectives. You want, for example, stand under the landmark and capture it from bottom-up view.
Forget about pictures with popular monuments on the background
We think it’s boring!
Ask your model to act and pose differently. This will help you make more interesting takes. The look of your model plays a key role as well, think about it.
Shoot local people
Don’t be shy to shoot local people. Sometimes the photos with them are the best ones. When walking on Charles Bridge in Prague e.g., you notice various musicians and artists demonstrating some performance. Just take your camera and capture them while they’re acting.
Experiment with different genres of shooting
Traditional portraits, landscapes, panoramic and detailed pictures. Create sketches from life, shoot night scenes.
Experiment with perspective. There is nothing worse than thousand pictures of yours in the background of various stones.
Shoot more often from the bottom or from the top points.
You can place your camera on the ground or climb a tree nearby. You will be surprised how much a simple change of the angle can influence the takes.
Plan your photoshoots
Before starting the trip in Sterling Ad we set time to plan where and at what time of the day we will go. And yes, we check on the forecast! Making off beautiful pictures should be planned out from the beginning to the end. You can even use google maps to check the shooting location’s nearby premises. That simple check will help you get basic ideas about scene, postures and theme.