As you’ll anticipate from a full-time journey photographer, I spend an excessive amount of my time taking images when touring. That features all the pieces from panorama images in distant areas, by way of to meals, portrait, wildlife, occasion, and architectural images in locations world wide.

Through the years of getting pictures on the go, I’ve change into aware of the distinctive challenges going through journey photographers, which make it harder to get the pictures we might want on a visit.

On this information, I’m going to share with you the commonest challenges you may expertise when taking images whereas touring. I’m additionally going to share my tips about overcoming these challenges, to assist make sure you get nice images whenever you journey.

Challenges of Journey Images

All images has its challenges, however after we journey we frequently face extra distinctive challenges which may impression our means to get nice images.

Whenever you’re taking photos at residence, you might be possible aware of the native space, you understand about any images restrictions, and possibly know the kind of gear to convey.  In case you are driving from residence, you might be able to throw additional gear within the automobile in case you want it.

You additionally typically have some flexibility to plan round climate situations and crowds. Plus, if issues don’t work out as deliberate, you possibly can normally simply come again one other day.

Nevertheless, after we journey we are sometimes unfamiliar with the vacation spot, have restrictions on how a lot images gear we are able to convey, be taking pictures in poor climate or lighting situations, and have time limitations on how lengthy we’ll be in anyone place. So it may be vital to plan forward with a view to reduce these challenges.

Listed below are what I’ve discovered to be the primary challenges going through vacationers seeking to get nice images on their journeys, in addition to some suggestions and concepts for overcoming them.


Restricted time in vacation spot

One of many greatest challenges we face when touring is that we are usually on a timetable. Whether or not we’re touring for work or pleasure, the vast majority of journeys have an outlined finish date, which means in some unspecified time in the future the journey might be over and we’ve to go residence.

What does this imply to the traveler in search of nice images? Properly, it implies that you must get all of the pictures you need throughout the time you could have accessible to you.

To make sure you do get the pictures you need, the secret is cautious planning. Without correct planning, you may miss the pictures you need since you run out of time.

My prime suggestions are:

  • Analysis your vacation spot upfront so you understand what locations you need to go to and belongings you need to do. You may need to make a listing of the sorts of images you need to take.
  • When you’ve got flexibility when it comes to whenever you go to, you may need to analysis the perfect occasions to go to when it comes to climate, crowds, and occasions. Timing may be notably related for wildlife photographers as sure species could also be a lot simpler to identify throughout sure seasons for example.
  • Plan your itinerary to incorporate all of the areas you need to go to on your pictures. Be aware any related opening and shutting occasions for the dates of your go to. Ensure to make bookings for any areas, equivalent to museums or nationwide parks, that require reservations to go to.
  • There are a selection of apps that may useful in planning equivalent to Google Maps, Instagram, and The Photographers Ephemeris. Guidebooks, weblog posts, and on-line native occasion calendars will also be helpful.
  • In case you are touring to a vacation spot as a part of a guided tour or cruise, then there might be a set schedule that you’ll possible not have any management over. In these sorts of conditions, doing all of your analysis and planning forward will be much more vital as you’ll possible have little flexibility. Figuring out the itinerary particulars and time allowed in every place will be very useful in planning life like images objectives.
  • For any particular images, plan additional time in case it’s essential to return to the situation as a consequence of variables exterior your management, equivalent to unhealthy climate at a panorama shoot or an surprising closure.
  • Be life like about your time, and make sure you give your self sufficient time for all of the pictures you need to get.

I can not stress sufficient how vital advance planning is for getting nice journey images. When you’re within the vacation spot you need to be spending your time having fun with the vacation spot and taking images, slightly than researching belongings you need to do, images areas, and native occasions.

The vast majority of your planning exercise will be performed upfront, and doing so will get you a lot better outcomes as soon as you might be on location.

Sunset Mauritius


Variables that you’ve got Restricted Management Over

Once we journey, very like after we are at residence, there are some issues that we simply haven’t any management over. These may embody, however aren’t restricted to, issues just like the climate, surprising closures, attraction opening hours, lighting situations, and so forth.

Once we are taking images domestically, we normally have the luxurious of time and returning to a spot if the climate is unhealthy or an attraction closes unexpectantly.

Nevertheless, as a consequence of restricted time in a vacation spot, variables like unhealthy climate can typically throw an actual spanner within the works. And infrequently we’ve to only take the perfect images we are able to within the circumstances.

Poor Climate

Poor climate can actually have an effect on our images plans. They will make it tough to get good pictures, have an effect on our gear and luxury, and even result in surprising closures of points of interest.

Like we talked about earlier, if in case you have the flexibleness, we advocate factoring within the climate of a vacation spot into planning when to go to, and ideally planning to go to when the climate is finest for images and journey basically.

This can be notably vital with locations which can be identified to have excessive climate situations like typhoons and tropical storms throughout sure occasions of the 12 months.

Whenever you plan, test to see what the climate might be like basically whenever you go to, and bear in mind additionally to test an up-to-date forecast as your journey nears.

No matter how effectively you propose, issues just like the climate and unexpected circumstances can nonetheless have an effect on your plans. As soon as you might be at your vacation spot, you simply need to do your finest with the climate situations that current themselves.

Be ready – you’ll want to be ready for a variety of climate situations, whatever the climate forecast, as these aren’t at all times correct. So make sure you pack applicable clothes in addition to any protecting tools on your digital camera like a rain cowl. Take into account components together with rain, warmth, mud and so on. when planning what you convey.

Be versatile – The most suitable choice to deal with the variable that’s climate is to be versatile the place doable. If the climate forecast shifts, possibly you possibly can change your schedule round in order to make the most of any higher days for what you need to shoot.

In the event you can’t be versatile, attempt to work with what you could have slightly than giving up. You might need dreamed of an excellent blue sky and fluffy white clouds, however dramatic storm clouds may additionally work effectively within the scene.

Or, swap it up solely, and swap your topics. As an example, as a substitute of taking pictures landscapes, concentrate on wildlife, individuals, indoor areas, or different sorts of photographs that are much less climate dependent.

Lastly, keep in mind that you got here on the journey to take pleasure in your self, and don’t waste power feeling unhealthy in regards to the pictures you missed. Simply benefit from the journey, and get the images you possibly can.


Crowds and Occasions

One factor that you’re prone to encounter in any in style vacation spot is crowds of people who find themselves wanting to go to the identical locations as you. By way of images, this will make it difficult to get good images of sure issues with out individuals in them.

One tip is to after all to plan to go to at a much less in style time of the 12 months. However even when you are able to do this, you might be typically nonetheless going to need to encounter a number of busy locations.

You might also end up visiting when a well-liked occasion is happening, so despite the fact that you thought you had been visiting at a quieter time, there are extra individuals within the vacation spot.

For instance, when you go to Albuquerque in the course of the International Balloon Fiesta, you’ll discover most points of interest are going to be loads busier than you may anticipate for October on this a part of the world.

As you propose your journey, first test when the preferred time to go to the vacation spot is. This may for instance be throughout faculty holidays or different nationwide holidays, and may have an effect on how crowded particular areas are.

Additionally test when there are main occasions occurring within the vacation spot. These may be occasions you need to shoot, or occasions that have an effect on issues like opening hours or how crowded a vacation spot is.

The excellent news is that it’s doable to beat the challenges of visiting a well-liked vacation spot.

First, plan to go to locations when fewer individuals might be there such because the early morning or later within the night. If taking pictures exterior this will typically be a greater time of day for the sunshine as effectively, so you’re going to get higher photographs as effectively.

Subsequent, even whether it is busy, be affected person and simply look ahead to opportune moments. Typically a crowd of individuals will ebb and circulation, and also you might need moments when a location seems to be empty even at busier occasions.

An alternative choice for a well-liked attraction is to e book a particular tour which lets you go to privately or as a part of a smaller group (e.g., this Vatican tour we did).

In the event you don’t thoughts performing some modifying, an alternative choice when you can’t get across the crowds is to take the images after which edit the individuals out of the pictures later. This takes time and talent however applications like Photoshop may also help you do that with lots of images. You can even use impartial density filters so the individuals blur out with an extended publicity.

Lastly, as a substitute of making an attempt to combat the crowds, you may embrace the individuals and use them in your pictures as a part of the story.


Attraction Hours & Sudden Closures

One limitation you’ll typically discover whenever you journey is that many locations solely assist you to go to throughout a set of hours. Some locations could solely be open a really restricted time. And generally you’ll discover surprising closures as many vacationers did the world over in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It would be best to do your analysis forward of time so you possibly can maximize the time you could have. Examine opening hours and dates (and re-check them earlier than your go to), and test native occasions and holidays which will have an effect on opening hours,

Many individuals additionally miss out on visiting a spot as a result of they didn’t make reservations and arrive to search out out that tickets are offered out upfront. Remember to plan forward and know if it’s essential to pre-book an attraction or not.

You might also take into account having flexibility in your schedule in case it’s essential to return as a consequence of an unexpected closure, particularly if it’s a location you actually need to get a photograph of.

It’s additionally a good suggestion to have back-up plans for different locations you’d like to go to in a vacation spot in case your plans want to vary.

Typically there might be conditions you possibly can’t get round, like a last-minute closure, that stops you getting the pictures you need. It may be helpful to have a fall-back record of belongings you need to shoot, ought to this happen.


Poor Lighting Situations

One factor you might be prone to encounter in your journey is poor lighting situations.

Whereas this can be an element for outside evening pictures, you’ll additionally possible expertise poor or unflattering mild in museums, eating places, non secular buildings, and different indoor venues.

You’ll additionally possible end up making an attempt to shoot by way of glass, whether or not at a viewing tower or inside a museum.

One of the best factor you are able to do is to be ready for this by realizing tips on how to use your digital camera to its finest means in low-light situations.

On the whole you’ll need to perceive the important thing parts of the exposure triangle like ISO and aperture. If doable, you also needs to try if you should use a tripod or flash, as this may resolve your lighting points.

Listed below are a couple of suggestions that will help you get higher images in some particular conditions.

Getting higher outcomes with poor lighting

You’ll typically discover poor lighting inside a museum or restaurant. On this state of affairs, attempt to discover the areas contained in the venue with as a lot mild as doable.

For instance, in a restaurant choose a desk near the window when you can, to maximise the sunshine accessible. In a museum, search for topics which have a number of mild.

In case you are taking pictures inside a constructing the place tripods are permitted, use one so you should use an extended shutter pace. Flash images, if allowed, may additionally work to enhance your photographs in some conditions. For meals images, think about using the sunshine in your smartphone to light up your meals and provides higher outcomes.


Capturing by way of glass

Many museums and viewing platforms require you to shoot by way of glass. This will introduce undesirable reflections that detract from the shot.

In these conditions, you need to maintain your digital camera as near the glass as doable, ideally instantly towards it, which is able to in the reduction of a lot of the reflections.

When taking pictures by way of glass ensure to disable your flash as this may simply mirror off the glass and exacerbate the issue.


Out of doors night situations

When taking pictures outside at evening there’s usually much less mild accessible. One of the best ways to get round this if doable is to make use of a tripod, as this may allow you to use decrease ISOs and slower shutter speeds.

In fact, relying on what you might be photographing, a decrease shutter pace won’t work. For a shifting topic for instance it would simply end in a blur.

In these conditions, ideally you’ll desire a lens with a large aperture and a digital camera with good excessive ISO efficiency. Then you possibly can stability aperture and ISO to get the perfect outcomes based mostly on what you might be taking pictures.


Security Issues

It is usually vital to test on any native safety issues and suggestions for staying protected in a vacation spot. Native safety issues could have an effect on the digital camera and images tools you select to hold if there are heightened issues associated to theft, theft, and different sorts of crime.

In some locations world wide, it’s not really useful to hold an enormous digital camera or show costly tools. realizing about these items – for example we generally simply carry a compact digital camera we are able to slot in a pocket or purse in locations the place we’d been suggested to not carry a mirrorless or DSLR digital camera.

Storm clouds Africa


Limitations to how a lot gear you possibly can take with you

One large distinction between taking pictures round your property location and when on a visit is that you’ll possible have much less images gear accessible to you.

The quantity of substances we take is commonly restricted by the bags allowances on our chosen technique of transport whether or not that be airplanes, coaches, trains, automobiles, or ships.

It will after all range relying on how a lot gear you could have. In the event you solely have one digital camera and a few lenses, you then might be able to journey with all of your gear.

Nevertheless, if like me, you could have a group of digital camera lenses, digital camera our bodies, and equipment like tripods, then you’ll possible need to determine precisely what to take with you on a visit, and what to go away behind.

The very first thing to contemplate is what’s your baggage allowance. Remember to take into account no matter scenario goes to have the strictest measurement and weight limits.

As an example, you will have pretty beneficiant baggage allowances on a world flight however have far more restricted allowances on a safari airplane or a tour bus. On a street journey, you will have extra allowance and simply be restricted by your trunk measurement.

It’s clearly tough to get round restrictions like this. The principle factor is to know what you propose to take images of, and choose your gear accordingly.

If taking a flight, you must take into account if you’re OK with packing your images gear within the airplane’s checked maintain baggage or need to guarantee it could possibly all match into your carry-on baggage.

I personally by no means pack my digital camera physique or lenses within the maintain baggage on a airplane or bus, opting as a substitute to take it as carry-on. Most airways have fairly strict measurement and weight limits for carry-on baggage, so guaranteeing I keep inside these necessities is clearly vital to make sure I get to board the airplane!

Subsequent, you need to select your gear based mostly on the place you might be touring and what sorts of images you propose to take. Is your focus wildlife, landscapes, household images, meals, structure, water sports activities, and so on.? That is notably vital in choosing the kind of lenses (if in case you have a mirrorless or DSLR camera) and images equipment which can be going to be essentially the most helpful.

For a visit the place you’ll be taking photographs of landscapes, then you’ll possible need to pack a wide-angle lens. Ideally, you may also take into account a set of ND filters, and a travel tripod.

For a wildlife targeted journey like a safari, you then’ll most likely desire a good large telephoto zoom lens and a monopod.

In fact, the fact is that the majority journeys are likely to contain a wide range of images topics which could embody all the pieces from wildlife to panorama to individuals to meals.

As such, you’ll need to choose gear that covers all the pieces you need to {photograph}. It additionally must be gear which you might be joyful to hold with you when it comes to weight, which meets any baggage restrictions, and which meets your price range if you’re seeking to purchase on your journey.

I’d recommend studying my guides to the best travel camera and the best travel lenses for some suggestions if you’re planning a purchase order.

When planning for a visit, I almost at all times need to plan my gear based mostly across the limitations of my transport. While a street journey in my residence nation permits me numerous flexibility, an abroad journey with a flight usually restricts me.

For many vacationers, I like to recommend making an attempt to journey comparatively mild and to choose lenses that provide essentially the most versatility. In my case, that’s invariably a wide-angle lens for panorama, cityscape and astrophotography work, and a telephoto lens for wildlife and portrait.

Usually I take advantage of and advocate zoom lenses slightly than primes for the flexibility they provide, though this resolution is after all private and will depend on what you need to shoot.

For instance, if I’m visiting a vacation spot the place there’s minimal likelihood of wildlife images, then I would pack a first-rate portrait lens slightly than an enormous heavy telephoto zoom lens that I’m unlikely to make use of.

The identical ideas apply to equipment. While I’m a bit extra relaxed about packing issues like tripods in maintain baggage, I nonetheless solely need to convey it if I’m possible to make use of it. As at all times, planning is essential.

Don’t neglect to pack additional batteries and reminiscence playing cards as these will guarantee you possibly can carry on taking pictures even when a battery goes flat or a reminiscence card fills up or fails.

Diamond Beach Iceland


Familiarity with Tools

Once I journey, I typically see others struggling and having a tough time getting the kind of shot they need. They could have a brand new digital camera or tripod, be utilizing their tools for a sort of images they’ve by no means performed earlier than, or simply have little apply with their tools.

One of the best factor you are able to do earlier than your journey is be taught as a lot as you possibly can about your digital camera, primary images ideas just like the exposure triangle, and get in a number of apply at residence earlier than your journey. Making an attempt to be taught as you go will be irritating and wastes your restricted trip time.

In the event you’ve lately purchased some new tools for a visit, or solely usually use your digital camera whenever you journey, then an absence of familiarity along with your gear could cause points when on the journey. This will also be the case when you rent your equipment upfront of a visit, which is frequent for conditions like a safari, the place you may want a particular piece of apparatus you wouldn’t in any other case need to spend money on.

For gear that you simply already personal, my suggestion is that you simply learn the guide after which apply with it frequently. Images is a talent, which we are able to enhance with apply. It’s additionally a talent that may get a bit rusty if we depart it for some time.

No matter digital camera you propose to journey with, be it a smartphone or a high-end mirrorless digital camera, it’s vital to know the way it works and tips on how to get the perfect out of it. You don’t need to miss a shot on a visit since you’re making an attempt to recollect tips on how to change focus modes or regulate a setting just like the shutter pace.

It’s positively a good suggestion to get into the behavior of taking your digital camera out with you and utilizing it on common foundation, even when just for apply. Not each picture has to superb, the primary factor is to know tips on how to get the images you need with the tools you could have.

You don’t must go some place thrilling to apply your images. The birds in your backyard and your neighbor’s cat may also help you discover ways to shoot wildlife. You’ll be able to apply meals images at residence with your personal meals. Wander your native city or metropolis for practising architectural images. Shoot landscapes alongside a neighborhood mountain climbing path, scenic viewpoint, or nation park. Your child’s soccer recreation may also help you apply motion and sports activities images. Working towards at residence means you’ll have extra expertise and expertise to take higher images in your subsequent journey.

In case you are in search of some assist and steerage, there are many assets on-line that may assist. I personally run an online photography course for instance, and I’ve helped over 2,000 individuals to this point enhance their images. However there are many assets out that, from native lessons to on-line guides that may enable you be taught and problem you to maintain practising.

In case you are renting tools for a visit, then it may be a good suggestion to make sure it arrives a bit upfront so you could have time to test it’s all in good working order, and in addition to apply with it a bit so you might be aware of it. I’d additionally advocate studying some on-line guides and the person guide upfront of receiving it, so you possibly can hit the bottom operating when it arrives.

Lightning in New Mexico


Taking Pictures of Folks

Typically after we journey we need to get images of the individuals within the vacation spot. This may be going about on a regular basis life, equivalent to in a market or different road scene, or throughout a extra particular occasion like a pageant or cultural present.

The problem after all is that not everybody likes to have their picture taken, and also you clearly don’t need to upset anybody. There’s additionally the difficulty of privateness, which varies by nation.

Figuring out native privateness legal guidelines and customs is especially vital if you’re planning to publicly share your images. Whereas it typically is authorized to take images of individuals in public in most conditions, it could be unlawful to share, publish, or promote these images with out the individual’s permission.

Usually, for non-commercial use, most international locations permit images in public areas. Nevertheless, the foundations range by nation and jurisdiction. For instance, Japan has pretty strict privateness legal guidelines. Wherever you journey additionally, you will need to be notably cautious when taking images of kids as there can typically be stricter guidelines in comparison with photographing adults.

In my expertise, the perfect locations to get images of individuals are at public occasions equivalent to festivals, the place performers and the group usually have an expectation of their picture being taken. In fact, you’ll nonetheless must test if there are any laws in place concerning images.

One other good choice we’ve discovered for photographing individuals in a vacation spot is to start out with communication. It’s loads simpler to ask for somebody’s permission for a photograph when you discuss with them first.

For instance, if you wish to take an image of a market dealer at a stall, when you chat with them about their merchandise and purchase one thing, then they are going to be more likely to be prepared to have their picture taken.

The principle factor actually is to ask for permission. The worst factor that may occur is that you’re turned down, through which case you possibly can transfer on. Not everybody likes to have their picture taken and it’s vital to respect that.

New Mexico native


How A lot You Can Carry

Once we journey, clearly we’ve to contemplate our mode of transport relating to choosing the images gear we plan to take with us.

Nevertheless, it’s also vital to contemplate how a lot you might be bodily prepared to hold. Even if you’re touring from your property on a street journey in your personal automobile, you might be nonetheless going to wish to truly carry your chosen digital camera gear from wherever you park your automobile to the place you’re taking photos.

How lengthy will you be carrying your digital camera every day? If you’ll be headed out to discover a metropolis within the morning and never returning till night to your lodge, do you are feeling OK carrying your tools round all day?

If attending to these areas for the shot requires a little bit of a hike, you then positively want to contemplate the gear you’ll carry.

For instance, as a substitute of a heavy tripod, you may spend money on a lighter travel tripod. As an alternative of a big selection of lenses, you may carry just one or two lenses you might be sure you’ll need.

You may additionally take into account investing particularly in a camera for hiking or backpacking, if that’s one thing you do loads.

The principle factor is to contemplate rigorously the entire weight of the tools you might be planning on bringing, in addition to the rest you’ll be carrying with you when out and about like snacks or a drink. If it appears too heavy to hold, take into account slicing again a bit so it’s a manageable measurement that you’ll truly carry.

It’s best to be sincere with your self and if you understand you gained’t lug your mirrorless digital camera round a metropolis, it’s higher to only convey your smartphone and discover ways to get essentially the most of it slightly than bringing alongside a digital camera you gained’t use. In spite of everything, bringing images tools that you find yourself not utilizing isn’t a worthwhile endeavour!

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Images Restrictions

Totally different locations and areas can have completely different guidelines round what’s and what isn’t allowed relating to images. It’s best to test these earlier than visiting in order that you’ll be ready and may plan forward.

It is very important be aware that there are a variety of museums, non secular buildings, palaces, authorities amenities, and different points of interest that forbid images all collectively. Some could not even assist you to herald your digital camera so you’ll want to know this to see if there are on-site lockers accessible or if you’ll need to go away your digital camera on the lodge.

Whereas most locations on the planet do permit images, there are sometimes restrictions of some form associated to images. There are fairly a couple of issues to look out for, which may impression the images you’ll be able to get. Some frequent restrictions to look out for embody the next.

  • Tripod limitations at occasions and inside buildings. A tripod generally is a great aid to photography, however they will also be a visit hazard and interrupt the circulation of individuals, so many areas prohibit their use. If the vast majority of areas you propose on taking pictures don’t permit them, avoid wasting weight by leaving it behind.
  • Drone restrictions. The rise in reputation of drones for images has opened up a variety of artistic prospects, but in addition a rise in authorized restrictions round their use. Many areas, and even some international locations, completely forbid using drones. Others have strict guidelines in place for his or her use and should require you to get a license. Don’t threat a hefty superb, at all times test the foundations earlier than you go to to make sure you are flying legally
  • Safety restrictions. Many areas world wide prohibit using images of particular buildings or areas for safety causes. For instance, authorities, navy and monetary buildings could not permit images, even of the constructing exterior or surrounding property. Usually this might be clearly marked, but when doubtful it’s at all times finest to test upfront.
  • Flash restrictions. Numerous points of interest, particularly indoor points of interest with art work, will limit using flashes for images. Many cameras, together with smartphones, will routinely allow the flash if there isn’t adequate mild for a picture, so realizing how to disable your camera flash is essential so you possibly can take images with out breaking any guidelines.

As you possibly can see, there are fairly a couple of completely different restrictions to pay attention to that may impression your means to take images, or to make use of particular equipment like tripods or flashes. So do test upfront of your go to as you may save your self bringing tools you gained’t be capable to use.

On the flipside, you may assume a location doesn’t permit a images accent like a flash or tripod, after which be taught that it does! This was the case once I visited Carlsbad Cavern in New Mexico, and to my delight after we visited tripods had been allowed. I used to be glad because it meant I used to be in a position to get a lot better photographs within the low mild situations.

You can even plan your go to to get higher outcomes. For instance, many museums have pure mild, so when you go to in the midst of a sunny day there could also be extra mild accessible in comparison with visiting when it’s darkish exterior.

Carlsbad Caverns


Journey Companions

In case you are touring with different individuals, you’ll want to ensure that your objectives for the journey align so that everybody has a very good time.

All of us need one thing completely different from journey. In case you are planning a images particular journey with somebody who doesn’t actually take pleasure in images for instance, it’s possible that you’ll have to attain some compromises between you so you might be each joyful.

As a typical instance, for panorama images it’s not unusual to need to be out and about at dawn and sundown. Nevertheless, relying the place you might be on the planet, the dawn may be very early, and the sundown may co-incide with a night dinner time.

The important thing to a profitable journey like that is communication. You and whomever you might be touring with must make it clear what you need from the journey, and work on a plan collectively that ensures you all have a very good time. So maybe you skip the dawn some days, or plan to exit by yourself on these mornings and meet up for breakfast.

In fact, an alternative choice is to journey solo. While Jess and I usually journey collectively, I’ve taken some journeys alone the place I’ve wished to get particular pictures. For instance, I did a seven-day winter trip to Finland to {photograph} the Northern Lights.

Jess loves Finland, however as we’d been earlier than and I used to be visiting with a plan to face exterior in freezing temperatures for a number of nights alone, we agreed we’d each possible be happier if I went alone!

Lastly, when you would slightly journey in a gaggle and nonetheless concentrate on images, take into account taking a specialist images tour. These exist for locations world wide, and can assist you to get nice images and journey with like minded people.

See this list of photography tours world wide for some inspiration.

Jess on safari with camera


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