Call it obsessive compulsive, but there is a reason why we humans are obsessed with traveling and love taking countless pictures of our trips (in other words travel photography). Either consciously or subconsciously, we know that our images have the potential to connect us to our beautiful world.
Images of places, cultures, art and even food can carry us away from our mundane everyday existence and transport us to a magical place that we once explored and experienced. There is nothing greater than reliving a magical sunset, that mountain summit or some beautiful architecture when we sitting in the middle of a snowstorm, is there?
That being said, here are a few tips to make the most out of your travels and ensure you have memories that can last a lifetime and more!
Rise and shine with the proverbial rooster
There is something so wrong about setting an alarm when you are on vacation, but that is one of the best things you can ever do for your photographer’s soul. My travel alarm, much like my internal body alarm, goes off somewhere between 5:30-5:45 a.m. every single day. I have long learned to stop fighting it and to instead embrace it.
This is my photography time – time for just me, my camera, and my surroundings. The light is perfect – a soft shade of pink and the slow warmth of the sun just peaking out of the horizon. This me time generally satisfies my creative juices and I find that I start the day refreshed and ready for all the other adventures that lie ahead.