essential camera skills for day Trippin’
01 easy-access bag
Messenger bags are a comfortable way to carry your kit around. Because they can be slung over one shoulder, they make it easy to change lenses or access extra accessories without stopping.
02 aperture priority
Putting your Canon DSLR in this mode is a good bet for a varied city tour. You’ll still retain some creative control over your images, but are left free to think more about your perspective and framing.
03 go handheld
When you’re on a walking tour, you’ll only have a limited time at each location before moving on. Ditch the tripod – it’s only going to be cumbersome to carry and slow you down your shooting.
04 get clued up
A quick visit to a tourist information centre should provide you with all the local info you need to find a tour. Check whether you need to book onto a tour, as they can get very busy during peak season.
05 zoom lens
It’s best to use a flexible wide-to-telephoto zoom, such as 18-200mm, when visiting city sights. You’ll be able to reframe and change the composition without constantly having to change your lens.