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Give your work ex­tra pur­pose and avoid fall­ing into the trap of tak­ing ran­dom snap­shots

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s a travel pho­tog­ra­pher you are go­ing to see and ex­pe­ri­ence some amaz­ing things. Don’t just snap away ran­domly. Try to shoot a photo story: a con­nected se­ries of im­ages that all work to­gether. This will help to make your pho­tog­ra­phy more con­sid­ered. Ei­ther take the time to shoot around a par­tic­u­lar place or set your­self a long-term themed project, such as a se­ries of pho­tographs of hands or rick­shaw driv­ers. Any­thing can be a good sub­ject, as long as it mo­ti­vates you to get out there and take pic­tures.

Make sure that your pic­tures work to­gether. One way to do this is to imag­ine that you are il­lus­trat­ing an ar­ti­cle for a magazine, and shoot a range of shots such as an es­tab­lish­ing dou­ble-page spread, a ver­ti­cal por­trait, sup­port­ing shots and a few de­tails. Al­ter­na­tively you could rely on rep­e­ti­tion, and shoot a se­ries of vis­ually sim­i­lar pic­tures where only the sub­ject changes, such as a se­ries of shots of mar­ket stalls or In­dian lorry driv­ers pos­ing in front of their dec­o­rated trucks.

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