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
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.