PHOTO TIPS: tell the full story with creative travel photography techniques

Play with different angles

Even recognizable or frequently photographed locations can be even more eye-catching when you capture them from a fresh perspective. For example, shoot buildings looking up rather than straight on.

Position your subject

To create more powerful photos, place the subject off-centre and leave the rest of the frame empty. Imagine the shot divided into three sections (like a noughts and crosses game).

Use silhouettes

Put your subject between you and the setting or rising sun to create dramatic silhouettes-perfect for framing.

Capture colour

Look for the vibrant and unique colours. You can find them anywhere-shop displays, graffiti, even in farmers’ markets. Here, a shopfront full of bags and scarves becomes a striking photo.

Try black and white

The contrast of black and white accentuates lines, textures, and edges, making it a good choice for turning snapshots into dramatic photos.

Snap signs and symbols

Landmarks, signs, and memorabilia can make for fun, creative photos. Look for opportunities to capture the flavour of your destinations – great for creating a photo book too.

Display your memories proudly

Show off your most memorable travel photos, and turn your home or office into a beautiful art gallery in the process. Think about coasters or photo panels for a subtle table display, canvas and acrylics to make your walls “pop” or even create some stylish mugs for the kitchen.

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