Travel photography is a genre of photography that captures images of people and places.

It’s a great way to document your travels and share them with friends, family, and the world!
Travel photography offers many benefits:

  • It can be fun; it helps you remember your experiences; it can be an outlet for creativity,
  • It can help you meet new people (like other travelers), and
  • perhaps most importantly, it’s a great way to appreciate all the wonderful things in life!

Equipment Needed for Travel Photography

You will need to have a camera, of course.

There are many different types of cameras that can be used for travel photography but the most important thing is that you have one that works well for you and your needs.

If you are looking for a new camera then I would recommend getting something that has interchangeable lenses so that if there is an opportunity where one lens might be better than another (for example if there was more zoom needed),then it would be possible to swap them out quickly without having to buy another lens specifically for this purpose.

In addition to your camera equipment, there are some other accessories which may come in handy while traveling such as extra batteries or memory cards so make sure these items don’t get left behind!

Tips for Taking Amazing Travel Photos

Be prepared.

Consider the lighting.

Use the right settings.

Best Destinations for Travel Photography

There are many different types of destinations that can be great for travel photography.

The most common are cities, natural landscapes and historical sites.


These are usually the easiest to shoot in because they’re full of interesting architecture and landmarks that make for good photos.

If you’re looking for something unusual, try visiting a city at night when everything is lit up–it’ll look completely different than during the day!

Natural Landscapes:

If you want to photograph nature without any human interference (or even people), then this is your best bet!

You can find some great landscapes almost anywhere on Earth if you know where to look–just keep your eyes peeled as you go about exploring new places!

Historical Sites:

There are lots of historical sites around the world that have been preserved over time so that people can still visit them today; these include ancient ruins like Machu Picchu in Peru or Petra in Jordan (pictured above).

Composition Techniques for Travel Photography

Rule of Thirds:

The Rule of Thirds is a compositional technique that divides the image into a grid, with two horizontal lines and two vertical lines intersecting at points where the subject should be placed.

Leading Lines:

Leading lines draw your eye to a specific point in an image.

These can be natural or man-made, such as roads leading into the distance or stairs leading up to a building.


Framing involves choosing what part of an object or scene you want to show, then placing it within another element (such as trees) so that it looks like it’s being framed by them

Capturing Unique Perspectives

Get close.

Try different angles, like getting down on the ground or looking up at your subject.

Look for interesting details that might not be obvious from a distance, like peeling paint on an old building or graffiti on a wall.

Editing Travel Photos

Editing your photos is the most important part of the process, and it’s also where you can have the most fun.

There are a few different ways to edit your travel photos, but we recommend using Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop.

These programs allow you to organize your images, adjust color and contrast, retouch imperfections in an image (like removing unwanted objects), add filters for aesthetic effect, and much more!

Sharing Your Travel Photos

Once you’ve taken your photos and edited them, it’s time to share them with the world.

There are many ways to do this–you can print your photos and hang them on the wall, post them online in an online portfolio or social media account, or both!
Here are some tips for sharing your travel photography:

* Prints: Prints are an easy way to share your photos with family and friends who didn’t get to see the trip firsthand.

You can also use prints as decorations around your house (or office).

If you have a favorite photo from a trip that isn’t suitable for framing (maybe it’s too big), consider making it into a canvas print instead!

Online Portfolio:

An online portfolio is useful if you want people who weren’t there with you on vacation see where they went–or if they were there but don’t remember much because they were having too much fun!

You could also use this option if someone else took all of the pictures during their own travels; just send them along so everyone can enjoy seeing what went down while they were away from home base

Marketing Your Travel Photography

Here are some ideas on how to market your travel photography:

  • Create a website,
  • Build an audience,
  • Sell prints and other products to help you make money from your photography, like calendars or mugs with your images on them.

Travel Photography – Wrapping Up

Congratulations on making it to the end of this guide!


I hope you found it helpful, and if so, please share it with your friends.

If you have any questions or comments about travel photography in general, feel free to leave them below!
I would like to thank everyone who helped me create this guide:

my wife who took all of the photos; my friends who gave me advice; and YOU for reading this far down into an article about travel photography!