#TTOT Round-Up: Travel Photography

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Here’s the round-up of this week’s #TTOT on “Travel Photography!”

Q1 via @traveldesigned – Besides Instagram … What are your favorite photo apps?

  • @MiddleSeatView: I use my Flickr app a lot though to keep track of my Project 365 photos – am storing all them on there in a set  
  • @KiltandaCamera: I’m really liking “Pixlr-o-Matic”, and “Just Pictures” to see all my stuff in one place 
  • @travelingeditor: Snapseed, for all pre-Instagram needs
  • @BajaByBus: We use Picasa 3 for editing and organising images 
  • @ni_gem: Colour touch from Android App. You can edit your pic in many ways 
  • @FraserApartment: Filterstorm! It’s got all of the basic adjustments – cloning tools, selective adjustment and fairly effective noise reduction 
  • @TravelBlggr: I like Postagram, Stachematic, BeFunky, Photo Editor+ and Camera+ 
  • @earthXplorer: Good app for panoramas – AutoStich
  • @GregGoodman: Camera 360 for android is my smart phone photography app of choice
  • @traveldudes: Camera FX for Android is very useful and worth the buy

Q2 via @AmbleResorts – A picture is worth a thousand words. Share a travel photo that tells a story! 

@flyingwithfish: London

@traveldudes: Joshua Tree

@Alan_Curr: Nepal

@skinnybackpackr: Sabah

@positivetravel: Guatemala

Q3 via @mariapulice How can you still capture great travel photos when the weather is not cooperating?

  • @TheAlexLop: weather can make for some incredibly dramatic photos
  • @Intrepid_Travel: Use those cloudy days to play around with your photography, like going black and white
  • @MalloryOnTravel: Harsh midday sunlight is the biggest enemy, get under shade, use fill flash and if camera allows it try bracketing 
  • @FarWriter: In rainy weather, make photos pop by adding the colors red, fuschia, orange, yellow to scene, such as with a scarf, umbrella, coat 
  • @lethers: Photograph the detail; often cities look dramatic in the wet so keep shooting; adjust white balance to warm things up
  • @GFTravelette: Cloudy days can be great for photos – especially if you’re photographing people 

Q4 via @findmypassport Most photogenic place you have visited?

  • @KristineOnPause: Rolling hills/farm land in Kenya – seemed draped with green velvet tacked in place with acacia trees 
  • @nickminers: Iceland, because it has EVERYTHING. Mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, black sand, icebergs, geysers, cute villages, beautiful people
  • @backpackingmatt: Without a doubt, New Zealand. A photographer’s dream
  • @markvogler: Antarctica because the light is AMAZING
  • @RachelLewis89: Bosnia. The incredible natural beauty combined with horrific war scars was genuinely moving 
  • @intrepid_travel : India so photogenic with its monuments, landscapes, colors and incredible people
  • @LorraineTravels: Santorini, Greece, without a doubt 

Q5 via @TripCrafters – 3 useful travel photography tips for beginners?

  • @christinahegele: Forced perspective. Early morning photography. Take pictures of everyday scenes 
  • @MalloryOnTravel: Be observant, be curious but remember to ‘zoom with your feet’
  • @caskifer: 1, Rule of thirds; 2, stabilize the camera in low light; and 3, use fill flash (or add it via software)
  • @amyfjackson: Get close, no flash
  • @FareBuzz: Always keep your camera ready to go. You don’t ever want to miss a moment, especially while traveling
  • @earthXplorer: Clean your lens 
  • @lizcleere: Don’t be shy. Shoot in the early morning or evening for best light. Don’t just shoot from eye height, change angle
  • @TravelBlggr: Always make sure the light source is behind you … pack an extra battery … take lots 
  • @Goodtrippers: Get to love ‘macro’ focus – sometimes most intriguing pics are in the close-up detail 
  • @Boz23: Be respectful 

And there you have it, “Travel Photography!”  

Next week’s #TTOT topic is: “Travel Games!” Submit your questions HERE!

See you next Tuesday 9:30am and 9:30pm GMT for the next #TTOT!

As always, a HUGE travel community thank you to our #TTOT hosts and organizers: traveldudes, roniweiss, toddwassel, traveldesigned, insidetravellab, WildJunket, tbloggersunite and mobilelawyer!

Have YOU got anything to add to the “Travel Photography” discussion? 

© Connie Hum 2012

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