Steven Pinkert is an attorney, former physician, computer programmer, and businessman. He is also an avid photographer, with much of his photography coming from his travels. His work and leisure have taken him all over the world, including India and Africa. Steven Pinkert is particularly well traveled in China, which he has visited 34 times.
Most people are familiar with the amazing photos from across the world in magazines such as National Geographic. Such photographs may feel out of reach for the average traveler and amateur photographer. However, with a little work and creativity, nearly anyone can come home from their voyages with beautiful, interesting, and well-composed photos.
Digital cameras are ubiquitous and relatively inexpensive, and they can take high-quality shots. This means travelers need not carry expensive equipment to get great photographs. Here are a few tips to improve your chances of obtaining those sought-after images.
Revel in your surroundings. Mindfulness of the world around you will reveal scenes that usually would go unnoticed, presenting opportunities for beautiful pictures.
Be bold. The world is full of colorful and interesting people. Don’t be afraid to approach them and ask to take their photo.
Always take more than one shot of any given scene. Multiple shots improve your chances of getting that perfect image.
Watch where the sun is. The most common fault in amateur photographs is bad lighting, or shots taken toward the sun, with glare washing out the scene.