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