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

24 hour photo mission: Tokyo

by Cassandra O'Leary

Story behind the shot: Playa Guiones, Costa Rica

by Branden Eastwood

Forget the landscape: Start photographing yourself on your travels

by Emma Thieme

Story behind the shot: Giza Pyramids, Egypt

by Rob Kenyon

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

by Stephanie Be

Story behind the shot: Swan dive, Monaco

by Tommy Lane

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

How’d you get that shot: Mongolian Contortionist

by Christine Schindler

How to piss off a photographer

by Branden Eastwood

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

by Alex Scola

In defense of the selfie

by Daniel Baylis

On the ethics of photographing locals

by Christie Long

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

by Kat Clay

On assignment: Notes from a traveling photographer

by Rob Schanz

Notes from a photographer in Varanasi, India

by Andrés Vanegas Canosa

10 tips to shoot better photos on your phone

by Cengiz Yar Jr.
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