PLAN & RESEARCH YOUR SHOTS AHEAD OF TIME
In order to shoot any kind of beautiful photo, planning & research is a must! I like to use google street view to see what the actual location looks like (lighting, street parking, etc. ) to plan what time of day to go to my location. What I wear depends on the backdrop colors and of course the weather.
TIP: Instagram & Pinterest are wonderful sources for photography planning & research!
SHOOT WHEN THERE’S LESS PEOPLE AROUND
The perfect time is usually right when these places open or when they are about to close. I personally prefer early morning because typically there are no people around. Here are another 3 reasons why it’s best to shoot with less people around:
- You won’t feel as conscious taking photos of yourself if you’re not used to it.
- When you walk away from your camera to pose, you’ll feel better knowing that no one will take your camera. Especially if you plan on looking away from the camera.
- You might be able to shoot during sunrise or sunset, making your photos even more amazing.
USE A TRIPOD & REMOTE (YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND)
A tripod is staple in any solo traveler’s photography bag. You’ll really get the most use of your creative skill with a tripod because setting your camera on the ground or a nearby chair won’t do. Using a tripod also makes you much more intentional with your composition and creativity.
Here’s what I use:
Tripod & Remote: https://amzn.to/2yVFjNt