Everyone wants to come back from their travels with amazing photos to share on Instagram. But not everyone is a professional photographer (and even some professionals struggle with travel photography).

These tips will help you take good travel photos for Instagram and make all your friends jealous. Use them on your next trip!

Wake Up Early

One of the best times to take photographs is early in the morning when the sun is just starting to come up. The light is soft, and there are often few people around. If you’re staying in a hotel, ask the staff when the sun rises and set your alarm accordingly.

If you’re camping or spending time in nature, make sure you set an alarm so that you don’t miss the golden hour.

Get a Good Camera

You don’t need an expensive DSLR camera to take good travel photos, but you will get better results if you have a good quality camera. Smartphone cameras are getting better, but they still can’t compare to dedicated cameras.

If you don’t have a good quality camera, see if you can borrow one from a friend before your trip. If you already have a good camera, you can always grab some camera bag essentials that can level up your photo game.

Focus on Lighting

Lighting is one of the most important aspects of any photograph, especially travel photos. The best time to take photos is during the golden hour, the hour after sunrise, and just before sunset.

If you can’t take photos during the golden hour, look for other sources that yield good lighting, such as open shade, backlighting, and using a reflector.

Find Your Own Picture

Most people take the same photos when they travel to popular tourist destinations. If you want to stand out, find a unique angle.

Climb to the top of a building or hill for a birds-eye view of the sights. Or get down on the ground and photograph people or animals from their level.

Another way to find your perfect picture is to focus on the small details that other people often overlook.

These are just a few tips to help you take good travel photos for Instagram. You can come back from your next trip with some fantastic shots with a little effort.

Make your friends jealous and impress everyone with your new photography skills.

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