Effective Tips for Taking the Perfect Travel Pictures

In the Philippines, glamping has been one of the most popular activity that every person wants to do because of the picturesque views and memorable experiences it offers. However, one of the most challenging things that every traveler encounters is taking the perfect travel pictures. For this reason, here is a compilation of some of the most effective tips in shooting your adventure photographs that you can use and apply in your next escapade.



Some people perceive that the middle of a sunny day is the perfect time for taking pictures. But the truth is, it is the worst time to take photographs since the sunlight is harsh and the shadows are very challenging. Additionally, taking pictures at this time of the day will definitely not do justice to your subject.

Consider taking photos during sunrise and sunset, since this is the time when the light is soft and warm. Taking photographs during these times will give you beautiful, striking, and stunning photos.


Avoid Bad Lighting

You can’t have the perfect lighting always, especially when you are journeying. However, there are some tips and hacks that you can do to get the best shot at any situation. 

  • Sun

When you want to capture the perfect shot, the first thing you need to do is to make sure that the sun is behind you, when you are taking a photograph. Or you can place yourself between the sun and your subject. 

  • Creativity

Harsh lighting can always be used as an advantage to your photographs. You can always try to take pictures into the sun to create silhouettes. But if you are feeling a little creative, you can use a high aperture to create a starburst effect. 

  • Weather

You can always rely on the weather at times when you are shooting a picture. When the sun is behind the sea of clouds, the light will definitely be diffused. As a result, the clouds can add a humongous interest and scale to an ordinary skyline. 

  • Shade

Shady parts of a site will always be the perfect place to shoot photos of people. Always remember to find a shady spot, and you shall be surprised with your photo results.


Depth of Field and Compression

There are other concepts that you can use to shoot your photos more creatively other than the things mentioned above. Depth of Field and Perspective and Compression are two of them.

  • Depth of Field

The Depth of Field refers to the zone of sharpness within a photograph that will appear in focus. It is the certain area of an image in front or behind the subject that is focused in the picture.

Depth of field can be used in any photo, however, it is usually used for shooting landscapes and scenery. In order to manipulate the depth of field in your camera, all you have to do is to change the aperture that is typically marked as the “AV” or “A” in your camera mode’s dial.

Smartphones have also allowed photography enthusiasts to use depth of field, since they have included an aperture set-up on their built-in camera application.

  • Perspective and Compression

Compression is achieved by using a zoom lens to trick your viewers into thinking that the objects in your photo are closer to each other. It is also known as a photography technique where you can bring your subject closer to the background. By doing this, you are offering your viewers a different perspective or angle to your picture.


Key Takeaway

Following these photography guidelines will surely help you take the perfect travel photos for your globetrotting. So go ahead and take shots, be creative, and enjoy every minute of your adventure!