5 Travel Photography Tips From a National Geographic Photographer

Travel photography can be a tremendously fun and rewarding genre, but it comes with its own unique challenges, particularly with regards to time pressure and the need to be able to familiarize yourself with an environment and produce good images efficiently. This excellent video tutorial features National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson giving five tips that will improve your travel photographs. 

Coming to you from Jim Richardson with B&H Photo and Video, this great video tutorial features five tips for improving your travel photographs. Experiencing the world through your camera can be absolutely wonderful, but travel photography also requires your technique and instincts to be in top form, as you are often photographing new locations, people, cultures, and more as you experience them for the first time, often with a limited amount of time to produce images. In particular, I appreciated Richardson’s encouragement to be competent in all major genres of photography. He places a heavy emphasis on the importance of storytelling in travel photography and advocates that to tell the complete story, you need to be able to photograph landscapes, people, environments, still life, and more and thus, need to be a very well-rounded photographer. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Richardson.