Road trips are the best occasions to click the majestical views of nature. Each and every turn of the untravelled road that you take leads you to an unexplored view. However, what makes road travel and photography indelible is the journey you take rather than the destination. While a road trip’s primordial element has to be planning about the trip, travel, accommodation etc. Here we bring you the often overseen and neglected tips about the photography aspect of your road trip.
If the journey is planned, why not the photos?
A good photograph is not an accident but repeated efforts and constant hits and trials of getting that perfect shot. While choosing the location, you need to envision the type of picture you would want to click on your trip and plan accordingly. Keep these crucial pointers in your mind:
- The best time of light
- The distance you need to cover between the photography spot and the place where you're staying. It's ideal to leave at least an hour prior to the best time so you can check the surroundings accordingly and make amends in your plan accordingly.
- Avoid the time when it's crowded, or perhaps choose the time when it is the most crowded. Solely dependent on the type of photograph you’re aiming for.
- While the main spot would be photographed, do ensure to have a quick chat with the locals about a place that may not be a tourist attraction but might be an attraction for your lens. Locals are the best people to rely on for some intel about your shoot.
Instead of capturing just the moment, capture the whole journey:
What did you see at the start? Were there any spots that you didn’t imagine would exist? As much as it is better to have a clearly defined roadmap of the pictures you would want, you would also have to be equally open to documenting the journey in between. People may capture the Taj Mahal but would forget to capture the hustle and bustle of Agra, the city where this iconic monument is. You can take a detour to have your creative juices inflow and find inspiration for your best road trip photographs. Perhaps a picture of a random dog that you’ve pet would be a joy and highlight of your road trip than the actual destination. Capture those moments!
So you have captured the pictures from your trip but you did not take the backup? It's an unforgivable sin to commit and your photos would curse you for that. Those beautiful shots deserve to be preserved in your hard drive, or laptop, just so in case you lose one, the other would keep your copies intact. It is advised that you backup your data on the same day while you can. Unwinding in the hotel? Just take 10 mins out and do it, it is important!
So, here you go. We have covered the road travel photography for you, When are you uploading your clicks from your road trip?