Better Travel Photos Made Easy
Go for the great shots you can hang on the wall or use in a dramatic slideshow of your trip
Before most of us have visited a particular location, whether exotic, foreign or domestic, usually we've seen it first in photographs. The images themselves sometimes inspired us to go, and in many cases, they gave us ideas about what to see and where to explore. Invariably, photography is linked to travel.
Digital cameras have made travel photography easier than ever. Today, we have compact cameras that fit pockets, digital SLRs that offer amazing results at high ISO settings, big memory cards that are small in size and hold hundreds of photos, LCD review that gives assurance that you got the shot, portable CD drives that let you download images directly to CD-R and more.
Returning home with a good travel shot is almost as easy as "be there, point and shoot," but as readers of PCPhoto, you want more—a dramatic image that can be proudly displayed on a wall back home, or a series of images that can be shown off as part of a slideshow or shared with friends and family via e-mail.
We've compiled a series of ideas to help inspire you to better travel photography. Some tips are strictly about dealing with gear, while others offer suggestions for technique. All are designed to help you create better photos in any travel setting from Boston Harbor to Bhutan.