Travel Photography is in the Details - Aaron Northcott

Travel Photography is in the Details


Travelling to new and exotic locations can be overwhelming, and when everything is new, it can be difficult for a Travel Photographer to know where and what to shoot!

My top tip today for all Travel Photographers is to take your time and focus on things both big AND small. The temptation can be to just shoot big; the landscapes, the monuments, the cities and the scenery - but if you take the time to focus on the smaller details too, you'll come home with some really unique imagery that reminds you of the things are more easily forgotten over time...

The Bow of Several Dhow Boats in the Harbour of Doha, Qatar

This image for example is of the intricately carved bows of the traditional Dhow sailing vessels in Qatar. Sure I would have remembered that there were boats in the harbour, but would I have remembered just how beautiful these details were?

Hundreds of thousands of tourists and probably thousands of photographers will visit the same locations as you each year, take the same journeys and shoot the same subjects - but I guarantee that focusing on the details like this, your images will always be unique, and equally important, help remind you of your own personal experience whilst there.

How Did You Shoot That?

The Settings:

Shoot Mode: Manual

Shutter Speed: 1/800

Aperture: f/3.5

ISO: 100

Focal Length: 45mm

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