It’s hard to know where to turn with the overwhelming amount of information available about every topic imaginable, and travel photography is no exception. My friends and family know that I love both travel and photography, so I get a lot of questions about both topics. And I love it!

I’ve got some in-depth, crazy helpful resources in the works to help you take better pictures while traveling. Buuuuut…I also know that not everyone wants to dive deep into the world of photography. Not everyone is passionate about learning photography–most people just want to take photos that help them capture their vacation or road trip memories. So I wanted to share a few travel photography tips for beginners to help you improve your photos without needing to understand all the technical jargon.

Get close on detail shots and portraits

Sometimes as a new photographer, it can be intimidating to get close to your subject, especially if you’re shooting photos of people. You might have a tendency to shoot from wherever you are at the moment, but getting close to a detail that’s often overlooked can be really interesting. Things that most people would pass by in everyday life can bring your travel story to life, especially when paired with photos of the entire scene. Shooting travel portraits close up can show the relationship between you and the subject, and that human connection really draws people into your photo.

If you want to learn how to take great photos without diving deep into the world of travel photography, here are few simple things you can do to improve your travel photos without understanding the technical side of things. What other travel photography tips would you add to this list?

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