There are so many photographic cliches resulted from a trip. Getting the perfect travel photography is like part of the essentials of a trip. You are not even afraid of wasting time just to take few travel photograph. However, you cringe when you see them again back at home. Or sometimes, you don’t really care at all with taking photos during travel that you just do it for the sake of it. There is nothing to capture the essence of your travel by looking at the pictures.
Photographic cliches to stop
You can see many travel photographs that scream cliches or cringe-worthy. Posting cliche touristy photograph online may cause second-hand embarrassment from others. Here are examples of cliche touristy photographs you’d better stop taking from now on:
Photographs of train tracks can be found easily online. You can see so many travelers take this type of photography to try enhance their art of travel. There is nothing wrong with it if you want to do it as well. However, make sure that you are not taking train tracks photos with the actual used train tracks. It can cost you life. If they are operating train tracks, check the timetable before taking pictures on them. Add some originality to the photograph to make it more album-worthy.
Touching or pushing touristy object carelessly to take ‘cool’ pictures during travel is actually not cook at all. Do not touch, lean, push or do anything harmful to the landmarks you visit just for the sake of taking photograph. By doing all those silly, irresponsible things, you might get in the way in other visitors who come to truly enjoy those attractions.
Taking food photos during travel is one of the most favorite aesthetic many travelers love. However, spending thirty minutes just to take perfect photos of the food you order during your trip to Italy is not an aesthetic anymore. A quick snap to remember the moment is enough. In fact, it can become ore memorable when the pictures come out naturally just as it is.
Taking pictures at the edge of a cliff during one of your adventures is seen common. Many travelers have done that. However, you also need to consider how many of them ended up injured themselves just for the sake of taking cool photos. Keep in mind that there are many safer poses and places you can opt for. Neglecting your safety is not adventurous but stupid.
Taking pictures with selfie stick is an old cliche. You can take a selfie with your own hand rather than having a big metal in the shot. If you want to take a group photo, ask someone to do it for you politely if group selfie seems impossible to do with just your hand. Also, it is better to take pictures based on the moments instead of props. You don’t have to add various props to make your photos more interesting. Sometimes, you only need the moment and proper lighting from the nature then voila!