Travel Photography means visiting to foreign terrain or countries and unknown people and great adventures, many new photo opportunities and gathering new experiences. Planning is very important for travel photography. Whether you are planning just another trip or a planned one, usually you have no way to reverse it when you have started moving. Missed parts of the photo equipments are unused at home can never be magically brought from home. So a good plan for every aspect is mandatory for Travel Photography.
Basics Travel Photography
Make sure that you have packed not only your camera and lenses, but also all the chargers, tripod and enough memory cards and spare batteries. It is always advisable to take multiple memory card. Several spare batteries are always useful. Batteries are always the worst point. In the event that you have no chance to recharge the batteries, a charged spare battery works fine.
Traveling to cold regions needs special precaution, one should keep the batteries at body temperature, as in cold weather, the battery performance drops rapidly. Useful for the backups memory cards are special boxes. These are kind of one copy solid state hard drives as basically there is no film negative. Alternatively, one can use a laptop for backup. Another way to backup photos to burn on a CD or DVD in order to use memory cards again.
It is also useful when traveling abroad, to use universal adapter for the power outlets. Should think also cleaning brush, towels, canned or compressed air to remove dust on the go. While traveling to areas of high humidity, it is advisable to pack the bag with silica gel.
Travel Photography means new discoveries
Landscape photographs convey good impressions about the climate, vegetation and geographical features. Please note the special nature and the animal world. Do not forget to photograph the little details that support the charm of a successful photo trip.
Cities, towns and villages reflect the life of the population. Houses, buildings and structures generally have a typical style that reflects the culture of the country. Usually there is a usual local architecture, which shows the characteristics of the region and to the total impression of the land well fits.
Photograph the local markets, bazaars or festivals and celebrations with typical scenes. Do not limit yourself to the usual tourist sites, photographed by every tourist. Search the cafes and bars where the locals meet. Adapt to the rhythm of life in the region. For example, in hot regions of the morning and evening are the times of day, where most activities take place. The heat of the afternoon slowed the pace of people.
What to Avoid: police, military and military installations, or of particular strategic importance may, and you should not take photo, which may be connected with the authorities in each country with huge problems and a lot of trouble.
What not to wear: try not to wear a kind of dress that violates local legal or social values. Be it male or female, its better not to show your muscles or part of bodies and wear a rightly fitting well covered dress. It is difficult to predict human mentality, there is practically no written things available that actually can say exactly how people will love to see a foreigner. Learn about cultural factors that you are governed by the customary local practices. Be sure to dress appropriately and most importantly do proper salutations.
In some places, it is desirable that women and children are not or photographed up close. This request should comply, as it would not only be rude to photograph against the will, but also in future, other photographers will face even greater hurdle to get a permit for even a landscape photo. In some countries, it is better to avoid the females to talk with.
In some countries, a tip (baksheesh in Egypt for example) is expected for a photograph. Permission to be photographed is understood here as a service, which the photographer has to be assessed financially with a small fee. Note that these people earn as a living! On the other hand, if you try to pay a North Indian poor, he/she might feel insulted. Never ever capture any photo of a nude child. Even accidentally they came in background, immediately either delete them or edit to blur the areas.