Travel is one of the greatest love of my life and the main reason I started photography in the first place… I just wanted to take really cool images from my vacations. And to make taking travel images in Florence and anywhere else a little easier for you, I have put together some Florence Photography Tips for you!Images transport us back to the moment they were taken and remind us of a lot of things.. the moment, the people we were with, the smells, the climate and the mood we were in. It happens when we look at travel images and suddenly start remembering things of the trip that weren’t even captured on camera. To work this magic of photography a bit more, here are some Florence Photography Tips for you.
GET UP EARLY
Even though it’s contradictory to the whole concept of vacations, I try to get up at least once with sunrise or before on any trip. It’s beautiful to see a town wake up and to stroll the streets alone. The whole experience is quit different and results in great images!
WANDER, WANDER, WANDER
I usually try to walk as much as possible and give myself little breaks from staying on track. So I just wander, turn right or left whenever I want to. With this aimless wandering I often discover the most charming parts of a place, witness a lot of locals going after their daily life and find the cutest shops & ice cream parlours.
STOP FOR THE DETAILS
Having pictures of the main attractions is great – no, actually it’s great. But also focus on the details of the big buildings, on the street art and on little natural details like flowers and cute shop windows, it brings so much more energy and life to images than just the shots of the big church, the lovely palace and the other must haves.
PEOPLE MAKE THE PLACE
We all know that. But why do so little people and even less of their personality appear in our images? I do not only make an effort to photograph the people that travel with me like on our trip sailing Ijsselmeer but also photographing strangers and locals because they shape my experience on this trip as well. But often I’m to scared to ask them straight up for a photo… so I use the technique “shooting from the hip” and believe me, it’s so fun! You want to know where I’m travelling next – check out the travel details on my Contact Page or my travel updates.