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Travel photos are a great way to remember the best parts of your trip. You can’t take them all home with you, but they’re one of the many ways that create memories that’ll last a lifetime. We will talk about some solo travel photo tips in this article. Travel photography is also how I make my living, so I’ve learned some tips and tricks along the way that will help you take better travel photos!

Use a tripod

solo travel photo tips

There are a bunch of reasons you should use a tripod. First, it will steady your camera and prevent blurry photos due to shaky hands while you’re taking pictures. Second, it allows you to take long exposures without having to worry about the camera shake caused by pressing down on the shutter button. Third, using a tripod forces you to slow down and think about what makes good composition in your photographs, which leads to higher quality images overall.

Last but not least, using tripods is simple! You can find cheap tripods at any department store or online—they’re easy for anyone with proficiency with cameras (or even those who don’t have much experience) because they only consist of three parts: A joint that connects two legs together at an angle; one leg that acts like a clamp holding onto whatever surface needs stabilizing; and another leg with wheels under it so that when there isn’t anything else available for attaching it’ll still be able to stand on its own without falling over!

When selecting your own tripod there are some features we recommend looking out for: A carrying case/pouch so that when traveling abroad there’s no risk of losing any pieces while walking through crowded streets or busy airports trying not lose sightof everything else being carried around at once along with all other necessities such as wallets/passports etcetera…

Pay attention to your surroundings.

Take a look at the background of your photo. If you’re in a busy place, it might be difficult to get any interesting shots without people walking into your frame. Try to find someplace that is less crowded or where there is natural light coming through to help you focus on the subject of your photo.

Look for interesting things that can help fill up the frame and make it more visually appealing. For example, if there are flowers nearby, try taking a picture of them with your subject in the foreground; this will both add color and context while also creating a focal point for viewers who might not initially know what they’re looking at.

Use a camera remote.

solo travel photo tips

You can use a camera remote to take photos from a distance. This is useful when there are people or objects between you and the subject of your photo. You can also use it to take selfies, which allows you to get in the shot, as well as shots of yourself with friends.

I recommend getting one that’s small enough to fit in your pocket or purse, but still has a good range so that it won’t have trouble reaching across the room or around corners.

Bring your own camera gear.

  • Bring your own camera gear.
  • Bring all of the lenses.
  • Bring a tripod.
  • And filters, batteries, and memory cards.

Don’t forget to bring a camera bag too! You don’t want to be wandering around with just your bare hands holding that expensive piece of equipment when you need it most. Plus these days there are so many options for stylish bags that can hold everything in one place, or at least in separate compartments where things won’t get lost or damaged by bumping into each other while you’re moving around with it open on your back or shoulder—and if you’ve ever lost an SD card from a camera because of how it was stored in its case then trust me when I tell you how happy I am now never having to worry about such things again!

Get permission for photos of people.

  • If you are going to take pictures of people, ask them first.
  • Don’t take photos of people without their permission.
  • Don’t take photos of people in compromising positions.
  • Don’t take photos of people in situations that could be embarrassing for them or others around them (for example, a child crying).
  • Don’t take photos of people in dangerous situations (for example, someone holding something sharp like scissors).

Use natural light and get the most out of it.

One of the best solo travel photo tips is to use natural light. Natural light can be used to take photos at any time of day and can be easily found in just about any setting, so it’s easy to get the most out of your traveling photography. You don’t need to buy expensive equipment or spend hours researching how to use your camera or editing software once you’re home. All it takes is a little creativity and patience!

Play with perspective and angles.

  • Use a wide angle lens to take in the surrounding landscape and capture the feeling of being there. Good options include:
  • A wide angle lens captures more of your surroundings and makes everything appear closer than it really is. This can be useful for giving you an idea of where you are, but it’s also a fun way to play with perspective!
  • Telephoto lenses compress distance and make objects appear closer together than they really are. They can be especially useful when taking photos from a distance or when trying to fit your whole subject in one frame without having to crop later on.
  • Fish-eye lenses give you that cool circular distortion effect, which lends itself well to wide sweeping shots like those taken from high atop mountains or skyscrapers or even just from looking up at the sky through trees on a hike (which will likely lead some people who don’t know better assuming that this was done with Photoshop).
  • Macro lenses allow you get close up shots of tiny objects like flowers or insects without disturbing them by getting too close with regular zoom or flash photography equipment. It’s also possible for macro photography techniques like “bokeh balls” if there aren’t any flower petals nearby!

Taking good travel photos will help you remember the trip when you look back!

>Taking good travel photos is a great way to remember the trip when you look back.

>Photos can help you share your travels with friends and family.

>Photos can be used as a travel journal, scrapbook, or time capsule.


Traveling is one of the most exciting things you can do with your life. As a photographer, taking great photos is my way of documenting my journeys so I can look back on them later. I hope you enjoyed reading about some solo travel photo tips. When I’m out exploring new places and taking photos, I always try to remember what it was like when I first started traveling alone and how much fun those trips were…and they still are! With these tips in mind, we hope that you’ll be able to capture some amazing memories while on your next adventure. You can read about what hashtags to use on your photos here.