Travel Photography Tips

Travel photography is about more than simply learning how to take travel photos. Through the articles listed below — as well as the related lessons in the MatadorU Travel Photography course — we provide the information and inspiration needed to go from travel photographer to travel photojournalist.

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Travel Photography Tips Articles

Story behind the shot: Swan dive, Monaco

by Tommy Lane
1

Story behind the shot: Lost Coast, California

by Joshua Thaisen

7 awesome smartphone photography hacks

by Matt Hershberger

What it takes to become a professional photographer

by Nat Kuleba
2

How’d you get that shot: Mongolian Contortionist

by Christine Schindler
11

How to piss off a photographer

by Branden Eastwood
3

44 awesome forced perspective-shots every traveler needs in their photo albums

by Alex Scola
3

In defense of the selfie

by Daniel Baylis
5

On the ethics of photographing locals

by Christie Long
9

How to document the trippiest festival in the world: Holi, India

by Kat Clay

On assignment: Notes from a traveling photographer

by Rob Schanz
8

Notes from a photographer in Varanasi, India

by Andrés Vanegas Canosa
1

10 tips to shoot better photos on your phone

by Cengiz Yar Jr.
1

How to get epic photos from your time in nature

by David Miller
10

Travel photography tip: Intro to landscape photography

by Kate Siobhan Mulligan
16

The 7 fundamentals of documenting your travels

by Kate Siobhan Mulligan
1

10 reasons you should shoot film

by Cengiz Yar Jr.
13

How to use your mobile device to create awesome travel images

by Larissa Olenicoff
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