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Thursday, 28 September 2017

5 Creative Tips | Travel Blog Photography

Travel Blog Photography Tips Princess Balcony EuropeI've lost count of how many travel blogs I've now bookmarked, having been in some way inspired by the adventures they share!  There's a definite recurring theme - it's less about the number of pixels, and more about the perspective from which they're seeing a place. Personally, when I share travel diaries, I like to focus on detail; the finishing touches that are so often overlooked when travelling, but that happen to catch my eye (read: Hotel Dukes' Palace, 48 Hours In Bath and In The Surrey Hills).  So, having received a fair few requests to share my travel blog photography tips over this past year, I'm leaving the technical side to the pros, and focussing on what I know best - the creative!

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S H R I N K   Y O U R S E L F 

Spotted a beautiful scene that fills the entire frame?  Have your photographer stay where they are, and dash into the shot - your tiny presence will emphasise the grand scale of the building (as shown above!) 



L O O K   U P

Because people rarely do, which immediately gives you a different perspective



U S E   Y O U R   A C C E S S O R I E S

Photos of your hotel room can already no doubt be found on the hotel's website, and the same goes for your balcony and bathroom, the lobby etc.  The difference between those shots and yours, is the little personal touches eg. your new season handbag next to the bed, fave perfume bottle reflected in the bathroom's mirror, suitcase on the luggage rack etc. 



O N   T H E   M O V E

One of the most exciting aspects of travelling is being on the move and seeing as much as possible; but there's only so much atmosphere you can translate.  The answer?  Mixing in movement shots, to add to that fast-paced vibe of constantly exploring: birds in flight, cats mid-padding and you - walking ahead, swinging your bag, soaking up the atmosphere!



U N U S U A L   D E T A I L S

You've no idea how happy it makes me when someone comments about the detail shots in my travel diaries!  I love spotting the unusual.  The thing is, it's all there for the taking!  It's just a case of finding something beautiful and honing in on one specific area of it - one that isn't usually noticed by other visitors.  It can be as simple as a light fitting, decorative molding on palace ceilings, or even the cucumber floating in your water!    Tip: Look for corners and shoot from an angle where possible

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Although these tips have been created with travel blogs in mind, let's face it everyone wants their travel/holiday captures to sparkle!  So, I hope my travel photography tips have been of some help, if you've found any of them particularly useful, let me know in the comments below - you know I love reading your thoughts.  Oh and if any of the tips come in handy on your upcoming adventures - make my day and let me know!

With love,

Gabrielle x
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  1. These are great tips! It's always refreshing to learn about what others do, and I always love your photos. I may not travel, but you're right; we all want our holiday photos to sparkle!

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  2. Great tips! I love travel blogs !!!

    | xoxo Donatella ♥ https://discoveringtrend.blogspot.it/ |

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  3. You always have the best traveling photos babe! Love the way you show us around and captures details and your gorgeous outfits. Hope you're having a lovely week! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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  4. I find photography so fun and such a great way to show what your eyes have seen. I just want to be able to travel more, so I could really develop my photo skills and make new experiences along the way.
    Enjoy your day!

    www.fashionradi.com

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  5. Great tips! Definitely love taking photos when I go on trips

    Narhee | Made in Mauve

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  6. Lovely tips! Looking up is definitely something I do a lot :D

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  7. Great tips once again, Gabs! I love the shrink yourself tip. It really shows you just how small you can feel, especially when exploring a new place! & I always enjoy your detail shots!

    TFM Life & Style blog

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  8. Excellent suggestions! I love the idea of using movement in your shots to keep them dynamic, it always makes for a beautiful photo!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

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  9. thank you so much for this advice. I recently started to do travel photography and this was very useful!
    x,abril
    The Color Palette

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  10. My travel pictures tend to be uninspired, one of the reasons I rarely share them on my blog. I will try to work in your tips next time as your pictures are breathtakingly beautiful.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  11. Great tips! I'll keep these in mind when I go for vacation next time :)

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.be/

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  12. These are great tips and I tend to love unusual details, basically details generally speak to me. Corners and angles are my favourite so I love that you shared those as well. Your photos are always amazing. Take care! /Madison xo
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  13. These tips are so helpful - I'll definitely be doing this next time I'm doing travel photography! Love your header photo too!

    Heather xx
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

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  14. I must listen to the pro.
    Great tips for me to remind myself next time.
    I love that you added that we should add accessories.

    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

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  15. Great tips Gabrielle. I am not very good with spotting the right corners or honestly have no eye for photography at all but one of the reasons I always follow you is for your perfect feed and pictures especially like you said the ones that pay a lot of attention to the detail. Thanks for sharing :)
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  16. Such great tips! That photo of you is just amazing! Have a lovely weekend.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  17. You always have amazing travel photos. These are great tips, thanks for sharing :)

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

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  18. These are SUCH great tips! Thank you! I love spontaneous on the move picture a lot! You're able to show your style and put movement in your shots :D

    xo Noor

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  19. These are great tips! Your photography is always stunning so it's interesting to read how you think when you're doing it!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  20. Thank you for these great tips! You always have such great photos, you are such an inspiration.

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  21. Some great tips here Gabrielle, I absolutely love photography and always admire your stunning photographs! I like the idea of having a tiny you in a larger frame making the person hunt for you in shot, a nice idea.

    Also I agree that having a personalised touch is so important :)

    Photography always inspires me and something I did as a part of my National Diploma & Fashion Styling Degree also, it's inspired my blog that's for sure.

    Beautifully written and enjoyed reading through your tips.

    Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!!

    Lots of love,

    Laura xo
    www.shehearts.net

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  22. Hunnie thanks for sharing these tips. Definitely taking them with me on my next journey.

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  23. I've always really admired your photos so I'm so pleased you've done a post like this Gabrielle! I'm definitely taking notes - I could learn a lot from you. :)

    Musings & More

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  24. I think these are all great tips - I always love to take large scale photos with a tiny me in there somewhere, there's something about that type of photo that I really enjoy! Spotting details is also a nice one. It's all in the little things!

    Julia x
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  25. Oh thanks for share these amazing tips with us~
    xx

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  26. I do love letting the beautiful background being the attention of a picture and yes to movement shots too! Sometimes the none posing ones are the best!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of SanityBurberry Beauty Giveaway

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  27. These are SUCH fun and unique ideas! As I was looking through the photos of our most recent trip, I was realizing we really need to switch it up a LOT. Definitely going to be putting this to use.

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

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  28. Thanks for sharing your tips lovely :) x

    Nev | Miss Nev

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  29. your travel photographies are so amazing,
    thank you for the lovely tipps,
    I definetly have to try them out next time :D

    take a look at my BLOG and also INSTAGRAM

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  30. thanks for sharing these <3 I love your photos so these are a big help!

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  31. I couldn't agree more. Walking captures are probably my favorite way , especially for instagram snaps.
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  32. I loveee your photos! Great tips Gabrielle! Thank you for sharing! <3

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  33. I always enjoy reading about your adventures Gabrielle! You capture everything so beautifully. I will definitely keep these tips in mind. I love details as well.
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  34. I definitely think it's important to have a grasp of the basics, like how to frame a shot so it looks pleasing which not everyone has. I suppose some people only whip out their cameras when they're on holiday so they don't get much practice aside from that, but looking at things from different angles and noticing little details definitely gives a more complete picture of a holiday so people can get a better feel for the experience rather than just photos of buildings and people standing in front of them. It's the little touches that make a photo more beautiful to look at.

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  35. Great tips! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  36. Hey! This is Right on time! I was looking for photo tips online. Great tips! I will def use these!

    -L
    L.E.N.A | Revealed

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  37. love creative photography, so much more interesting!

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  38. I really enjoyed this post Gabrielle as I have been focusing on improving my travel photography for a while. It's always the small details that make the difference ♥ Thanks a lot for sharing!

    Saida | She talks Glam

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  39. You always take amazing photos when you go travelling and just in general too! Thanks for sharing your tips with us! :) xx

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  40. This is such a lovely read. I love your tips, especially the first one "Shrink Yourself". Really a beautiful way to showcase a spot or scenery. As always, you make lovely photos.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  41. Great tips ! :)
    Taking picture is one of my favorite thing to do.

    Kenza from http://travelwithkenza.blogspot.fr/

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  42. These are lovely tips! Photography is one of my passions and capturing a moment that would last a lifetime is just magical.

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  43. Great tips! Sometimes it can be hard to think of something new to shoot!

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  44. Ooh so many good tips here lady! Thanks for sharing.
    Travel photography is always so much fun. Finding interesting ways to capture the scenery is my favourite
    Lyndi

    www.stylecalling.com

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  45. great tips! I'm always exploring and taking photos, so it's always good to know someone else
    tips!
    thanks for sharing!
    S

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  46. I’ve been lusting after your travel pics for so long that I will definitely have to put some of these tips to good use!
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

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  47. These were awesome tips Gabrielle and I'll have to keep in mind to try and shrink myself more! I love the look of huge buildings in shot and then the blogger/person in comparison looks so minute.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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  48. Great tips and I do love that photo...

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