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If you love taking pictures when you
doubt you will take many or too many pictures. It's probably
best to take more picture than fewer because you may not get a chance
to go back ever again. Also as you probably know, some pictures will be
gems, the type taken by professional photographers or even better,
while other pictures will not be particularly interesting or very
Once you return home, you will take a closer
look at all your pictures.
There may be some you can’t even remember where they were
taken! To avoid this, here are some of my tips when taking pictures of
the various places that you visit.
1. Document Your Trip
Documenting your trip will help you to remember the places you
have visited and hence the pictures you have taken there.
Carry a notebook in your
knapsack and just write down the name, date and time of the place that
you are visiting or about to visit. If you have a Blackberry or any
other portable and handy device, you can document your trip in the same
way on it too. Also digital cameras also show the date the photo was
taken so you can cross reference your notes with the image itself!
Documenting your trip doesn't take very long.
be easily done especially when you are touring by bus or you are on
These are just
some of my
photographic travel tips that will help you
take better pictures and what to take pictures of while
2. Use of Travel Resources
Also, it’s a good idea to know a little about the place that
you are about to visit and what pictures to take or what to focus on
vis-à-vis picture taking. You could do a little research on
the Internet like on my Greece website or at the library to get more
acquainted with the history,
culture and places of interest in Greece.
If you do not have the time for more detailed travel resources, I
suggest that you pick up a copy of Fodor’s Greece.
It’s an amazing, inexpensive and very useful guide. Say you
are visiting some archeological ruins, Fodor’s Greece will
provide you with a brief write-up about a particular site’s
history and what you are looking at. It gives you a map,
the archeological site and the names of the building or ruins of
buildings there. When I visit a site’s ruins, if I look at
the foundations and know nothing about it, it’s almost
meaningless to me. Everything looks like a heap of derelict ruins. By
knowing a little about its history and the names of the individual
buildings, temples etc... and their purpose, it puts everything in
geographical perspective. Plus you now know what you are taking a
picture of! You won’t be looking at a picture at home with a
Besides the historical focus of Fodor’s Greece, it also
provides useful travel tips while in Greece, talks about Greek culture
and there are lots of useful, detailed maps and colorful pictures too.
It’s really handy guide in my opinion.
3. Tour Guides
If your tour comes with a guide, it will help you a lot too, especially
when you have a very knowledgeable tour guide who is enthusiastic about
his or her job. Your tour guide can provide interesting anecdotes about