Kelli Price Photography Travel Photography Tips | Atlanta-Tahoe Lifestyle Photographer

Kelli Price Photography Travel Photography Tips | Atlanta-Tahoe Lifestyle Photographer

I hope you are enjoying your summer! I know we are about half-way through, but hopefully you still have some fun trips and adventures planned! As many of you know, I have spent the last few months (years??) on the road, so I thought I would share a few travel tips that I like to stick to during my "fun" travel!

  • Keep it simple! The best camera is the one you have with you AND know how to use! When I am not working, I just bring a 'point & shoot' because I don't want to lug around all my gear! Here's a recent photo of camping trip where I'm taking a photo of Lake Tahoe with my Canon G15
  • Pick a theme - It may take a few days, but find one subject that stands out during your trip (other then food!) and represents your trip. For example, when I visited Japan I took photos of the ornate roofs instead of just the building. Or during a cross country trip I saw funny road signs, plus they showed off the beautiful & unique scenery out west. 
  • MOVE your feet! - Don't stand in the same spot as everybody else......bo-ring! Get higher, or crouch for a different angle or look for something to frame the subject. I took a lot of straight on photos of the big Buddha in Japan (middle image), but I walked around for different angles and really like these 2 with the tree branches  & sculpture framing the face.  

Hire a local photographer - You don't really want an album of selfies or to ask people to take a photo of you (which in my experience, are always terrible). So, while you are planning your trip, make sure to check out Flytographer. Note: I haven't tried this company but I think its a great idea! They know the best spots and will take the photos for you! Before I moved from Atlanta, I hired a local photographer to capture me in the city. She recommended this bridge with an amazing skyline view. Photo credit to Christina Kelley Photography

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  • Do something with the photos! - I know digital photography makes it easy to take tons of photos, but if they just stay on your computer, what's the point!? I love creating photo albums through Blurb.com. The software is easy to use and the books are great quality! To be honest, I'm a couple years behind on my trips, but they are on my 'to-do list'! Here is the book I did for my 2009 trip to Europe with my cousin (pre-Kelli Price Photography)! 
     
  • Leave the camera behind - Don't spend the whole trip taking photos! Be in the moment and enjoy your friends & family .....most importantly, ENJOY THE ADVENTURE!