Travel photography by Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

I’ve been sharing photo tips and little nuggets of information on how to improve your photography during your travels. Nowadays, it seems like every type of scene has already been captured. At least of major landmarks around the world. And trying to create something new and fresh always seems like a constant challenge.

Personally, I always use natural light and this means always scouting for sources of light like rays streaming through windows and doorway cracks, sunbeams being reflected off surfaces, low light from oven fires, golden light at sunrise, blue hour light just after sunset… you get my drift.

So one photo tip for getting cool angles and compositions is to look for spots around you where natural light is streaming in and then wait patiently.

Wait until someone walks or something moves into the scene and into the frame caused by that patch of natural light.

You’ll instantly get yourself an interesting photo. Try this next time you’re out and about with your camera.

Here are more examples that illustrate this concept.

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Travel photography by Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

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