Travel and street scenes
Almost every traveller takes a camera
along with him, and travelling accounts for much interest in travel
photography. What kind of pictures do people take while travelling? Of
course, they take what interest them. But too many people travel
without knowing what they will find. With a camera at your disposal, it
is important to know something about the country, the region, the
people and the culture so that you can plan just what you would like to
photograph. This is the key to knowing what to look for and where to
Keep your camera handy
Assuming that you are going for trip.
What kind of camera and lens should you take? The small point and shoot
camera that are easy to carry are best. Or DSLR camera with travel
lens, zoom lens covering from wide to tele would be nice. As you will
be carrying your camera with you always, on your walks, rides and
explorations since you will never know when a good shot will be coming
up. You have to be prepared and also not tiring yourself up with a lot
types of lens. You will end up with a swollen shoulder and too tired to
enjoy the trip.
As a rule travellers are familiar with
scenes and points of interest which are advertised on posters. You can
start by photographing these, if you like them. But don't stop with
that, there are byways, little hidden streets, and out of the way
places in every region, every country and what you will find there can
often make much more interesting pictures. They will be fresher and
more original than what you see along the beaten path.
In Mexico for example, the market places
in small towns, the people, their clothes, their products, their
expression, the children playing in the streets, all made good
pictures. The colossal churches, families of beggars, graceful banana
trees, archaeological remains, political writing on the walls, all made
stark exciting pictures, some beautiful, some tragic, but all true.
There are stimulating scenic material for
travelling photographers all over United States and Canada as well,
national parks, gorgeous lakes, vast plains, ghost towns in the West,
old Southern plantation houses, coal mining towns, industrial and
country life everywhere. All you need is a little leisure time and a
viewpoint or idea you want to express.
Street scenes are a kind of travel picture you can take right at home. As you walk along the streets observe people, children at play, storefronts, display, buildings, etc.
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