Travel Photography 101 13/18

12 09 2008

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

A feet of photographic genius                           (Sossussvlei, Namibia)

 

All the greatest artists completed self-portraits.

We all like to have photographs of ourselves during our travels, but for those of us who often travel alone, we generally end up with only a couple of self-portraits taken at arm’s length and which distort your face and leave you with a bleached and flattened nose! If you don’t trust strangers with your camera and can’t be bothered to set yours up properly with a timer, with a bit of creativity you can still get good photos of yourself even when alone.  Try snapping a well-focused reflection of yourself in a mirror, shop window or a reflective surface. Photograph only your shadow or perhaps your feet against a unique or distinct background. Think outside the box…you may just like the view.

 

Photo and post by: Simon Vaughan

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