TRAVEL PHOTO PRO TIPS

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TRAVEL PHOTO PRO TIPS

MAKE YOUR CELL PHONE SHOTS STAND OUT ONLINE.

DEVELOP A GOOD EYE.

Go beyond the standard shot and seek out bursts of color, eye-popping patterns, and symmetrical scenes. Then take plenty of photos from multiple angles; you can sort through them later.

USE THE SUN.
For great portraits, stand with your back to the sun, but to capture interesting shadows and silhouettes of people, buildings, and trees, take the photo while facing the sun. The best time for silhouettes is at sunrise or sunset, when the sun is at eye level rather than directly above.

TURN OFF THE FLASH.
The greatest images are the ones captured in well-lit areas. Using the flash can result in a grainier shot.

EDIT WISELY.
User-friendly apps such as VSCO Cam and Snapseed (both free) let you crop, adjust brightness and contrast levels, and add filters to your photos. But remember: When editing, subtlety is key. Make changes in tiny increments – up levels by five or ten percent rather than 70 or 80. The best edits are the ones your followers won’t notice.

Above photos, clockwise from top left: Brian Ladder, Korena Bolding-Sinnett, Amy Cassell