Travel Photography Tips
Shooting in public spaces can be challenging. There’s the difficulty of finding a spot where you can get a good shot without being in the way of people or vice versa. You may be challenged by security personnel or police (particularly in shopping areas or high profile buildings) and people will often stand in your way just as you’ve set up. Here are some tips to help you make the most of the opportunity:
Find a bench or wall to shoot from. This will allow you to see over people and will also give you a different viewpoint to shoot from.
Use a slow shutter speed to blur out the movement of people in the frame.
Try to shoot in the early morning or late afternoon, the lighting will be more subtle and the space is likely to be quieter.
This shot was taken in Sintra's Public Library and I had to get there quite early to avoid people in my frame but us photographers are never satisfied, so I end up wondering: maybe a couple of people would improve the photo.