Do you ever come back from a holiday with photos that fail to capture the beauty of your destination? Here are my five top tips for taking magazine-worthy travel pictures.
- Use your aperture – a big f-stop number is perfect for landscapes, while a small f-stop number is good for separating subject from background.
- Remember the rule of thirds: place your subject vertically or horizontally in the one-third or two-thirds spots in the viewfinder for stronger composition.
- Polarisers are great for sky, water, cars, glass or any reflective surface.
- If your subject has eyes, focus on them. They’re the most compelling element of any close-up composition.
- Shooting from shoulder height is so ho-hum. Get down on your haunches or up on a chair to get a more interesting viewpoint.
Source: Getaway.co.za webletter, 29/10/2009. Evan Haussmann.
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