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How to Photograph While Traveling

 
I have always loved to photograph while traveling. 
 
Both because it's so inspiring to photograph at a new destination, but mostly because photographs hold so many memories that I want to keep forever. In this post, I've gathered some of my best tips on what you should think of when photographing while traveling so you can get some lovely memories captured on your next holiday. Enjoy! 
 
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📷 WHAT CAMERA EQUIPMENT SHOULD YOU BRING? 
I'm the type of traveler that easily leaves an extra pair of shoes at home to bring an extra lens or a tripod, but I realize that not everyone is like me. A sign that you packed the wrong equipment is that you leave the camera in the hotel room because it is too heavy and uncomfortable to wear and carry, so I would say that the golden rule is to bring as much as you are willing to carry.
 
Another way to decide what equipment to bring is to think about what you're going to photograph on your trip. If you're going on a safari in Africa you probably want to have a telezoom with you so you can photograph the animals, and if you're going to a city with narrow streets you probably want to have a wide angle lens so you can capture all of the buildings.
 
 
Helsinki, Finland 2018
 
📷 WHAT SHOULD YOU NOT MISS TO PHOTOGRAPH?
 
The sights
There are thousands and thousands of pictures of the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and the Statue of Liberty, and frankly, how fun is it to take pictures like everyone else? Therefore, back a couple of steps and look around you to see if you find something that can make a more interesting composition. Are there any trees you can shoot through? Any street performer who appears? Any cloud in the sky that can help out? Try to take an exciting photo of the sight that no one else has taken.
 
One sunrise, one sunset
This is something I want to be so much better on, so I'm writing this as some kind of reminder to myself. There are two occasions every day when the light is just magical and that is just after sunrise and just before sunset and that is the time when you can take dreamy photographs. So take this opportunity and try to photograph at least one sunrise and one sunset during your trip.
 
Overviews & close-ups
I think like this: An overview photograph describe what something looks like, and a close-up photograph describes what something feels like. If that made no sense, let me explain it like this: You can take an overview photograph of a narrow shopping street, and a close-up photograph of the items sold there. If you get both these types of photographs, you will bring a whole new level of narrative to your holiday photographs.
 
Your travel company
Make sure to take some photographs of your travel company in action where you can see the surroundings. A close up of someone with sunglasses could have been taken anywhere so think of it as portraits, but take a few steps back to get more of the environment into the photograph. 
 
A reminder to myself again is to always take a group picture with the ones you travel with, as it both helps to remember who was actually on the trip, but it's also a fun thing to have!
 
Yourself
When you love to photograph, it's easy to get stuck behind the camera to capture all the cool things you're up to and come back home without a single picture of yourself from the trip. Been there done that. Be sure to let your travel company or someone passing by shoot a picture of you, or use your camera's self-timer. You will never regret taking a picture of yourself at an interesting destination, I promise!
 
 
Sunshine Coast, Australia 2016 
 
📷 DO NOT FORGET THIS AT HOME
 
Additional memory card
I have a tendency to fill up my memory cards quite fast when I travel and it's so annoying to miss a photo opportunity because your memory card is full so you have to sit down and delete some photographs. It's so much faster and smoother to have another memory card with you that you can swap too!
 
Camera charger/battery
Be sure to always bring your camera charger (and adapter if needed!) in your luggage, and feel free to bring an extra battery if you're going to be away from a socket for a longer time.
 
Transmission cable to the computer
I think it's nice that every night on the go, transfer all photographs taken during the day to the computer. Partly to empty the memory card, but also because it feels safer to leave all holidays photographs on a computer in a safe at the hotel room, then outdoors on the destination. A camera is easy to replace in case of an accident, images, however, are irreplaceable.
 
UV-filter
If you don't own a UV-filter, GO AND BUY ONE. An UV-filter is a transparent filter that attaches to the front of the lens, which serves as a protection against both dirt and scratches. They usually cost around 10-50 euros depending on quality and size, but I promise that it is a lot cheaper to replace a scratchy UV-filter than a scratchy lens.
 
 
Sandhamn, Sweden 2018
 
📷LET'S BE PRACTICAL 
 
Keep the camera in a handy bag
A combined handbag where you can keep your wallet and city map together with the camera is the best so you don´t have to carry around two different bags at your destination.
 
Find out what your insurance cover
Let's face it, there are a lot of things you can do to prevent bad things to happen, but unfortunately, you can never prepare for everything. Better safe than sorry, so make sure you have an insurance that coverers everything if something happens to the camera so you don't have to stand there without one. The camera is made to be used, so don't be afraid to use it!
 
Always travel with the camera in the hand luggage
My hand luggage is always on the verge of overweight when I fly because I want to have all camera equipment with me all the time. I have experienced checked in luggage which has disappeared or been broken on arrival, so it feels a lot safer to have the camera in the hand luggage where I always can keep an eye on it.
 
Keep your pictures in a safe space when you get home
There are just so many memories in photographs, and who wants their beautiful holiday memories to disappear? No one. So make sure to back up and store your photographs in a way that will keep them intact even if the computer crashes or the house burns down.
 
 
 
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ExklusivaMoi
2018-05-01 / 17:09:35
URL: http://exklusivamoi.blogg.se/

Härliga inspirerade svar och jag håller sååå mycket med i det du skriver<33 Ha det fint och TREVLIG VECKA!

Svar: Svar: Tusen tack, kul att höra! :)
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Mirre Sweetwords
2018-05-01 / 22:40:06
URL: http://myflowergirl.blogg.se/

Jättebra tips

Svar: Svar: Kul att du tycker det! :)
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Filippa opland
2018-05-02 / 08:50:21
URL: http://devote.se/openyourdreams

Bra tips!!

Svar: Svar: Kul att du tycker det! :)
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Dixi Wonderland
2018-05-02 / 09:35:11
URL: http://dixiwonderland.com/

Vilka bra tips :D

Svar: Svar: Tack så mycket :)
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Saga Aginger
2018-05-02 / 09:35:52
URL: http://nouw.com/sagaaginger

Behövde verkligen detta, tack!! <3

Svar: Svar: Åh så kul att höra att inlägget uppskattas! :D
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Netti Starby
2018-05-02 / 09:53:31
URL: http://starbys.se

Jätte grymma tips! :-D Kramis

Svar: Svar: Kul att du tycker det! :)
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Freja
2018-05-02 / 10:50:54
URL: http://devote.se/frejalindsjo

Användbara tips :) jag tyckte det var jobbigt att ha med systemkamera , men bilderna blir ju mycket bättre :)

Svar: Svar: Kul att du tycker det! Själv är jag så van att alltid bära omkring på en massa kamerautrustning via jobbet så för mig blir det snarare motsatsen att "bara" ha systemkameran, haha ;)
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Caroline
2018-05-02 / 10:54:31
URL: http://nouw.com/melanc

Så bra tips och fina bilder

Svar: Svar: Tack så mycket! :)
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Iselin Renée
2018-05-02 / 13:46:20
URL: http://www.iselinrenee.blogg.no

Kjempe fine tips :)

Svar: Svar: Tack så mycket! :)
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Alice Lindström
2018-05-02 / 15:43:45
URL: http://alicelindstrom.se/

Sååå bra inlägg!!

Svar: Svar: Tusen tack! :)
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Celine
2018-05-02 / 15:56:28
URL: http://nouw.com/celinelundqvists

Bra tips! Följer alltid dem när jag är ute och reser hihi!

Svar: Svar: Härligt! :D
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NATALIA
2018-05-02 / 16:30:44
URL: http://nouw.com/nattis

Så bra inlägg!

Svar: Svar: Kul att du tycker det! :D
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My
2018-05-02 / 17:50:27
URL: http://mynordqvist.se

Så bra tips :D

Svar: Svar: Kul att du tycker det! :)
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Sara
2018-05-02 / 18:20:02
URL: http://nouw.com/yourboo

Gud vilka bra tips, som alltid!! Behövde verkligen detta! Ha en jättefin dag!

Svar: Svar: Åh så kul att höra, tack så mycket! :)
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GoForFit
2018-05-02 / 18:20:23
URL: http://goforfit.se/

Så bra inlägg! Och du är verkligen duktig, älskar dina bilder! :))

Svar: Svar: Åh gulle dig, tack så hemskt mycket! :D
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Josefine
2018-05-02 / 18:28:07
URL: http://jlandgrens.se

Vilket jäkla bra inlägg!! :D

Svar: Svar: Tack så hemskt mycket! :D
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Pauline Hurtig
2018-05-02 / 18:39:00
URL: http://lillafrokenhurtig.blogg.se/

så himla fint och bra inlägg!

Svar: Svar: Tusen tack! :D
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Julia HellgreenWikström
2018-05-02 / 19:23:33
URL: http://juliahellgreen.se/

Så bra tips!

Svar: Svar: Kul att du tycker det! :)
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Heléna
2018-05-02 / 19:26:32
URL: http://helna.blogg.se

Jättefina bilder och superbra tips (som vanligt). Kramar <3

Svar: Svar: Tusen tack, kul att du tycker det! :)
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Amanda
2018-05-02 / 19:41:46
URL: http://amandalarsson.nu

Super intressant att läsa! :)

Svar: Svar: Åh vad kul att du tycker det! :)
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Linnéa
2018-05-02 / 20:07:37
URL: http://linnealiebig.blogg.se

Sååå himla härligt inlägg & fina bilder <3

Svar: Svar: Tack så hemskt mycket! :)
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Anna
2018-05-02 / 21:29:24
URL: http://nouw.com/annaass

Jättebra tips! :)

Svar: Svar: Kul att du tycker det! :)
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Linnea Kinis
2018-05-02 / 21:55:39
URL: http://linneakinis.blogg.se/

superbra tips!

Svar: Svar: Kul att höra! :D
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Ullie webersköld
2018-05-02 / 23:50:01
URL: http://weberskold.blogg.se

jätte bra tips

Svar: Svar: Kul att du tycker det! :)
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MALIN
2018-05-03 / 00:19:16
URL: http://malinkirstine.se

Så himla bra tips! Kram

Svar: Svar: Tusen tack! :)
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Matilda Berlin
2018-05-03 / 07:56:44
URL: http://matildaberlin.se

OMG vilka bra tips!! Kommer ta åt mig varenda ett på alla nästkommande resor =)) Kram <3

Svar: Svar: Kul att höra att inlägget uppskattas! :D
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Lena
2018-05-03 / 08:27:29
URL: http://thelenaelisastory.blogg.se

Vilket toppenbra inlägg. Tyvärr kör jag bara systemen och that’s It och så har jag en kompaktkamera som får följa med ifall jah vill filma eller bara ha med om man går ut på en liten tur snabbt.

Svar: Svar: Härligt att du hittat det som fungerar för dig, det är ju ändp det viktigaste! :)
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Josäfin Andersson
2018-05-04 / 23:35:06
URL: http://jossanamigo.blogg.se/

älskar sådana här inlägg!! Så intressant att läsa dina tankar och tips :D

Svar: Svar: Åh så kul att få höra, tack så mycket! :D
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Ida - foto & häst
2018-05-08 / 12:30:35
URL: http://idanilssonphoto.se/

Jättebra tips verkligen och så vackra bilder!! Ska ju snart ut och resa och ska då fotar maaassor, är så taggad haha ;)

Svar: Svar: Åh så kul att höra att mina tips uppskattas! :D
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