How to capture the essence of a place?
1. Pay attention to composition.
According to nature photographer Willis Peterson, a stunning image begins with a magnificent composition. "This is to inspire an idea. It is a statement to communicate - it is spring, or it is fall, or it is love, or it is young, etc. " So when preparing your image for landscape, wildlife or portrait photography, be sure to keep the color, texture and all other elements interesting to engage your audience. Bring out the emotions in your subjects, whether inanimate or alive. Experiment with lighting, filters and other devices that will allow you to achieve the desired mood or effect for your travel photos.
2. Create a shot list
When you are going to a new travel destination, it pays off your research. Discover the story of the place that makes it unique, and how you can create a shot that captures everything you need to find out about the place. Come up with a list of shots you want to take so that when you arrive at the location of your shoot, you'll have more time for trial and error, as well as more opportunities to take that photo. You imagined
3. Take pictures of local people
No country represents the culture of the country better than its people, so make local people an important part of your travel pictures. Go out there and immerse yourself in a completely different lifestyle. Realize how these origins live - this may be through their traditions, practices or cuisine. Document your experiences with them. And if you are drawing pictures of these people, do not pose them. Rather, capture their true feelings. This will make a big difference in your travel pictures.
4. Include shots of people wearing your native clothes
Nowadays in very few countries people still wear their native or traditional clothes. In Japan, you'll probably see Kyoto (and sometimes in Tokyo) roaming the streets, as the government encourages public transport and free museum entrants. If you visit the Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, you will also get a chance in full kimono attire over some kimio and mycos. In Indian communities in India and Malaysia and Singapore, you will see some women and men in saris in their dhoti kurtas on the streets or in the fields. Don't add people to your traditional outfits to add interest and character to your photos.
5. Get a snap of road signs
Although often overlooked, street signs and store signs in foreign languages add authenticity to your photos. So do not forget to include them in your shot list while traveling. If you see hand painted or engraved, focus your lens on intricate details. Also pay attention to the funny and funny signs on the road, as they can tell something interesting about the place.
6. Take Pictures of Your Food
Food tells about the culture of a place, so be sure to take plenty of food shots during the trip. To bring your pictures to your senses, draw attention to the color, texture, material, shape and presentation of local cuisine of a certain place. Give your audience something to feast their eyes on, and hopefully, something that will make their mouth water.
7. Be on the lookout for stories on the streets
If you observe enough, you will be surprised to see many human interest subjects, which you discover while on foot. So keep your eyes, ears and nose open - an interesting topic may be just around the corner! And when everything else fails…
8. Set a Theme
This will give you the structure and jump-off points you need to get those creative juices. And even if you don't feel like it, when you set a theme for them, your photos will come inspired. When taking travel photos, it captures the entire experience rather than just showing what a certain place looks like. This will allow you to liven up those moments more and more as you look back at photos of your trip.