Cre­ate your own tourist post­cards from a sight­see­ing tour

Be­come a sight­seer on a walk­ing tour then turn your snap­shots into post­cards. Lau­ren Scott shows you how to dis­cover new places on foot

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some­times, it can be lib­er­at­ing to em­brace your in­ner tourist and head to the same pop­u­lar sights as ev­ery­body else. In this project, we’ll show you how to dis­cover more about lo­ca­tions you might be vis­it­ing by join­ing an or­ga­nized walk­ing tour. You don’t even have to be on holiday to think like a sight­seer. We found a tour in our lo­cal city of Bath, which is par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar in the sum­mer. Not only did we learn a few new facts about fa­mil­iar spots, but we started to see the ar­chi­tec­ture we were pho­tograph­ing in new ways too. Dis­cov­er­ing any city on foot is a great way to ex­plore and cap­ture the his­toric scenes on of­fer. You could join an or­ga­nized reg­u­lar group tour or book a pri­vate tour guide for a more be­spoke ex­pe­ri­ence, whether it’s abroad or closer to home. Most guides should be able to an­swer ques­tions you have, and this added in­sight might change the way you ap­proach each land­mark.

Once you’ve shot a range of im­ages, don’t fall into the trap of let­ting them sit un­touched on your hard drive. While you’re still in the tourist mode, edit your im­ages and cre­ate a few post­cards. There are plenty of print­ing com­pa­nies who will print post­cards for you, and these make a great re­minder of your trip away. You could send them off, or use them as note­cards for fam­ily and friends. So, what are you wait­ing for? Look up a walk­ing tour on your next city break and get shoot­ing.

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