Traveling is all about where you go, what you see and who your with, right? So capture it! As I prepared for an overseas trip these are a few things I took into consideration to better capture an all around prospective of my travels.
1) Prospective. Look around, all of the other tourists are standing eye level snapping the general photo. Step back or step closer, get low or get higher and find a different angle and prospective! - For examples look at the images below. One tells a story another just simply photographs the place. Two completely different stories painted, yet the same location.
2) Embrace. While photographing in new places add things to your photos which represent your trip. As example, instead of waiting for every stranger to walk past to have your photo “free of people”, instead wait till you have a native to the place walk past and snap the photograph with the personality of the culture in the photo. Adding people always adds a story.
3) Theme. While planning a trip I try to think of one theme that I could photograph throughout the whole trip, but differently every time. Such as Ways of Transportation, Signs, Types of People, a certain color, etc. When I think through such things I realize the simplest of things now inspire me as I travel with the challenge to photograph these simple things in a new way.
As I look through my travel photos it is always my goal to have my photos paint the story. So here goes.
Glendalough, Ireland – Where P.S. I Love You was filmed.
I have to tell you, my goal was to find one way to photograph “P.S. I Love You” and I was thrilled when I thought of simply just using the “sign-language” and a self portrait. I felt as though it completed the story I was hoping to tell through my photos.
Go, photograph a story, your story! Your Travels. Until next time!
photography by Sarahdipity Photos
design elements by CREATE LIKE CRAZY design studio