Plan your trip thoroughlyImagine you arrive somewhere and see a beautiful sunset, but you don’t know how to shoot it, and where to go to find the best view. Moments like these can be really frustrating. As a rule, you are often confused and can’t decide what and where to shoot when you arrive at the spot first. Therefore, if the purpose of your trip is to bring back more catchy photos, you will have to plan it carefully. It’s important to check the route and mark points for taking photos. Think over the plots and composition in advance. Now you can find terabytes of images taken from different parts of the planet as references. Your tools are Instagram hashtags, geolocation, browser search, Google Maps, and Panoramas. Create routes so that each location has several points for shooting in good and bad weather. Any travel for a photographer is a project, and you can make it much more successful through careful planning.
Use the mapEach photographer should be able to use a map because this directly affects the effectiveness of future shooting. Of course, we are talking about interactive maps, not paper ones. Make sure your smartphone has offline maps that don’t require an internet connection. The best maps for tourists are services based on OpenStreetMap. You can find them in popular applications such as:
- Maps.me. A free program with a concise interface and all the basic features available.
- OSMand. Offline maps with car navigation option. They will especially appeal to those who prefer to travel by car.
- LocusPro. A great option for hiking. It includes the most detailed offline maps of various regions and makes it possible to build optimal routes, even along forest trails. The ability to create tags with photos on the map will allow you to plan a photo shoot right in the program.