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.

Travel Photography Tips Articles
19

Forget the landscape: Start photographing yourself on your travels

by Emma Thieme

Story behind the shot: Swan dive, Monaco

by Tommy Lane
1

24 hour photo mission: Tokyo

by Cassandra O'Leary

Tips from the pros: Best apps for your Instagram travel photos

by Stephanie Be

Story behind the shot: Tattoo artist Fang-Od

by Bernice Beltran

Story behind the shot: Playa Guiones, Costa Rica

by Branden Eastwood

Story behind the shot: Giza Pyramids, Egypt

by Rob Kenyon
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
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