Taking photos when you travel is a given but how often do you get back and realize that no matter where you are your photos are basically of the same things. What I mean are things like monuments, museums and statues. Chicago Edition: The Skyline, The Bean, Crown Fountain, Gehry Pavilion, Lake Michigan, The Chicago River, Buckingham Fountain
While you should take those types of iconic photos, to add excitement to your album or photo show add photos of ordinary life like people gathering and doing daily activities. Chicago Edition: Chicago’s many festivals, People shopping and walking along Michigan Avenue, You and people eating.
Take action shots and play with your settings. Things like moving vehicles, bicycles, trains and children playing. Chicago Edition: The L, Grant Park, The New Maggie Daley Park, Biking along Lakeshore Drive
Graffiti and other forms of street art is another interesting focus and it can tell you what’s on peoples minds. Chicago Edition: Street performers on Michigan Avenue.
You can also pick one thing to focus on and find that one thing as much as you can. For example doors, windows, colors, ceilings or even faces. Anything you can think of or have a passion for or that stands out in that city. Chicago Edition: Chicago’s buildings and architecture, different intersections, the same street at different times of the day.
Take as many photos as you can, have as much fun as you can and get creative. When you put together your album or photo show it will be a lot more colorful and tell an interesting story.
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