5 quick tips from Yusuf Hashim, travel photographer. By Alvin Soon.
1. NO SELFIES CUT THE SELFIE.
If you must shoot selfies, keep them for yourself.
2. GET A MONOPOD CARRY A MONOPOD, AND USE IT.
Your rate of keepers will increase substantially because even a cheap monopod will go a long way to eliminate the shakes in your photos.
3. USE AN SLR
Try not to believe those huge billboards on our highways which are trying to convince the unknowing that your mobile phone is good enough to produce excellent travel photographs. The best and most versatile camera for real photography is the SLR. No arguments about that.
4. THE 3 KEY LENSES TO GET
Carry three good and fast zoom lenses when you travel – a 16-35 mm, a 24-70mm and a 70-200 mm. Don’t buy any zooms that has a more than 3x multiple of its shortest focal length.
Try to find your own unique perspective when shooting all those common tourist attractions that all clueless tourists shoot. MYA, or Move Your Ass, and try to find an angle of view that is uniquely yours. Remember, the spot where your tourist bus stops for you to shoot your signature photo is not the best place. You need to walk around a little bit to find a viewpoint that is uniquely your expression of what you are seeing.