If you like travel photography, many times you will encounter scenic spots full of tourists, destroying the atmosphere of the photos, then how can we solve the problem of shooting? Let's take a look at Kav Dadfar, a photographer from London, UK, and share his thoughts.
(1) Getting up early is the key to getting good pictures.
One of the best time to take a picture is in the early morning, when the tourists haven't arrived yet. In addition to the soft sunshine and Magic Hour, you can almost completely own that attraction - as you shoot!
This photo was taken at Koh Tao beach in Thailand in the early morning. It is usually full of tourists and boats coming and going. It would have been impossible to get this beautiful view without getting up early in the morning.
(2) You might as well add tourists to your photos.
Even shooting early in the morning can't ensure that there are no tourists at all, so make good use of the tourists and make them part of the picture.
This photo was taken in Vietnam. Without these two tourists, the photo would lack "interesting points".
(3) Careful composition
In many cases, the best way to avoid tourists is to carefully compose the picture and find an angle to completely exclude tourists. The first picture below shows how the scenic spot is full of tourists, so I deliberately close to the waterfall, looking for an angle that can not capture tourists to take the second picture.
The scenic spots are full of tourists and destroy the atmosphere.
Get close to the waterfall and look for an angle where you can't photograph the tourists.
& nbsp; (4) wait patiently
Many tourists come and go in a hurry, take a picture and leave. Even the busiest tourist attractions, if you are willing to wait patiently, there will always be a little time without or few tourists, you can seize this moment to shoot.
This photograph was taken at Millennium Bridge in London. Most of the time, it was also full of tourists. After waiting for more than an hour, I suddenly had a moment of silence to take this photograph.
(5) Creative thinking
This photo was taken at Haggia Sophia Cathedral in Istanbul, Turkey, where there are so many tourists that I put it on the ground and used the slow shutter to catch people coming and going.
Make use of visitors to create atmosphere.
(6) Details of shooting
One of the easiest things to forget when traveling is the close-up of the buildings in the scenic spots. The greatest advantage of taking close-ups is that you have to capture the details so that you won't be affected by tourists. Whether it's the sculpture of relics or a beautiful mosque, you can also make your travel record more complete!