Travel Photography 101 7/18

1 07 2008

Confessions, musings and tips from a snap-happy wanderer.












The Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge

Return at night.


So, you think you’ve ‘done’ the Colisseum and taken all the photos you could ever wish for? Well, try returning at night when all the lights are on. Not only will there be fewer crowds, but the lighting will give it a new appearance and make everything more atmospheric. If you don’t have a tripod, try using a wall, bench, table or even your travelling companion’s head – if it’s particularly flat. Just remember to be careful if you’re using the flash otherwise everything in the foreground will be perfectly illuminated while the intended subject of your photo will likely be an under-exposed shadow in the background.


Photo and post by: Simon Vaughan © 2008



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