Deciding what your purpose or focus will be will help you figure out your photography direction. There are a number of different types of travel photography so find your niche – whether that is cities or landscapes or nomadic life. Having a purpose will allow you to hone in on your travel photography skills.
You don’t have to take lavish or wild trips to capture the beauty of travel – do so within your city, take small day trips to interesting places around your area, and then once you are ready go international.
Flexibility is critical when you're a travel photographer. Sometimes, certain locations may not be open to the public or need to be booked in advance, so don't be alarmed when you have to change up the plans.
Being prepared is extremely critical for travel photographers. Each country and city have their own rules and customs. It's important to understand the country and make sure you follow their rules accordingly.
A travel photographer has the ability to share intimate moments with the world. They can capture the hearts and souls of people around the globe literally with the push of a (camera) button. Focus on telling stories through your photographs – get to know the locals and their culture to help you do so!
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