Photography is more than a hobby to me. It's my passion. You can tell by visiting my profile here. ????
I will share 8 secrets that will help you improve your photography.
1. Look for the best view from above
Experts say the best photos are taken from above. So climb as high as you can. On terraces, rocks, mountains, bridges and see from there the landscape around you. From there definitely what you will see will be much different and much more interesting than staying low.
2. Watch out for reflections
If you want to take a picture of something out of a shop window or a window then all you have to do to avoid the annoying reflections on the end result is to get as close as you can.
3. The locals always know something more
When you travel to a place you don't really need maps, phone apps, and guides. What you need is to have the courage to ask the locals. They know everything for their city, better than anyone. They will also know where is the best place to set up your camera. They will reveal places you will not find anywhere else.
4. Keep your eyes open
Even where you think there is nothing nice to photograph there is always something worth your attention. All you have to do is learn to isolate the details and look with "hungry" eyes for your next best photo.
5. Leave the maps
One piece of advice I give to all you reading this is to use the guides and maps of the places you visit only for the essentials. If you follow my advice only this way you will find the most picturesque alley, the kindest local that will pose for you, the most authentic delicacy (I've been guilty many times!), the most beautiful balcony. Everything available for your camera.
6. The applications are very useful
If you are taking pictures with your smartphone, then you must have equipped it with the appropriate apps. For example from the ones I have tried I recommend, VSCO Cam and Afterlight. These applications, in addition to achieving better results, allow you to "tweak" brightness, saturation, contrast, and other settings.
7. Rain and cloudiness are not your enemies
Okay, "showers" may not be our friends for walks, but for good photos, they can be a treasure. Rainy days are more atmospheric, cloud formations are more impressive, street reflections and potholes can be turned into small paintings.
8. Wake up in the morning, do not forget the sunset
Professional photographers agree that sunrise and sunset times are ideal for photography. At that time the sunlight is soft and highlights without "burning" the colors. Do not be with the watch in hand. Download the application Sun Seeker, which informs you when the sun sets and when the sun rises daily.