Finding the Best Shots With Travel Photography


Guest Post from Mark James @

The best way to get a lot of beautiful shots is to take a lot of pictures, but this is not enough if you want to take photography more seriously, especially with travel photography. In order to be effective in this industry, you need to spend a lot of time travelling. Just put it this way – you will not have a permanent home other than the earth itself. You will be going to distant places, meet new people, learn different cultures and at the same time, get to know yourself better. But this article is not only about philosophy. This is about getting to know how far you can take your skills as a travel photographer. Before you grab your camera and travel to different places, you should read the following tips below on taking the best travel photography shots.

Efficient travel is the first on the list. You already have your gear ready, have read all the equipment needed for effective travel photos, travel is all you need. For first timers, you can start with the local area first and gradually build up on your base with that. As you exhaust all places within your local area, you will certainly get bound on travelling farther, which will require either sea travel or air travel. Air travel is more effective if you want to get to your next location fast, and only when it is available. This will cost a lot, but professional travel photographers get to acquire a lot of money from selling off their work. It may not be very convenient at times, but it is absolutely necessary.

The amount of gear that you need to carry may gradually fluctuate over time, but you must prepare on how you get all your gear on the plane. Instead of going through the full body scan, you should just request the manual way, if possible. When you are looking for where the money goes, do an image search at Google. You will find a lot of sources there. It will also give you a lot of idea which places are highly sought after by both travel photographers and clients. You can also use other search engines that suit your liking. You might find some shots that are not taken right, but this is fine. It is only going to be used as your reference. This is how most beginners in travel photography start.

Take post cards of every town you visit. You can get them at local book stores, news stand or any local store that has them. It might be a bit cliché, but the photos depicted in post cards are taken by professionals, too. You also need to be spontaneous, too. A lot of professional photographers find the most beautiful pieces in their collection are those taken without any plans in mind. You can still plan for the Solar Position, Location, and many others. However, professional photographers admit that they do not have any plans on what to shoot as soon as they have reached the location.

Information On Travel Insurance


If a person is interested in going for an international tour, then a very important factor that has to be noted here is the travel insurance. It is necessary to check whether the travel insurance will be advantageous and worth the expense. There are many types in it, and it is essential to choose the right one. In case, a person is a new traveler, then it will be a challenging task. Here are some insurance policies and the expenses covered by them. First is the travel health insurance that will cover the injury, accidents and hospital visits that will be done in the foreign countries.

travelNext is the trip cancellation insurance that will be taking care of the expenses related to the unexpected interruptions during the travel.Medical evacuation insurance will take care of the costs that are related to the transportation to a major hospital at the time of major treatment. In case, any type of damage or theft occurs to the baggage, then it will be a very good idea to use the services of property/baggage insurance in order to avoid losses. It is completely a personal decision to choose the travel insurance. But it will be advisable to use this facility if a person is a frequent traveler or going for a very long trip as nothing is certain and anything can happen at any time. Without proper medical insurance, if a person gets stuck in a medical emergency, then he/ she will be screwed. So it will be better to be precautious while planning for foreign travel.

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Go for Wildlife Safari in Tortuguero National Park

The Tortuguero National Park is located in Costa Rica. It is a remote area covered with wildlife. It is accessible only by aircraft and boat. Though it is located in a rare location, it is said to be the third popular and most visited park in the country. The boat remains as the main transportation, and it helps the travelers to pass through canals and waterways.

Visiting the jungle

As the boat goes through the Tortuguero town, you can see colorful homes beautifully built on the water edges. The majority of residents living in that part usually take a dip in the water from their front yard. The Evergreen Lodge comes under a series of environment-friendly and comfortable cabins. It is also located on the bends of Tortuguero National Park.

There are several ancient trees covering the pathways of the park. It is tall in structure rising till the sky. Other vegetation covers the gaps of the park. The narrow suspension bridges dangle above the tropical swampland.

Keeps your eyes open

While you cross this bridge, ensure to keep your eyes open. You could easily spot rare and beautiful creatures like strawberry poison dart frog.

The colorful frogs secrete poison from their skin to defense itself. It is the reason it has been given the name dart frogs.

Monkey business

Tortuguero National Park holds three rare species of monkeys. It is sure you can witness them all when you go for jungle safari. The monkeys will crowd in the treetops, and you feel like imaginary monsters when you see suddenly. In reality, the monkeys do not look scary at all.

In the evenings, a large crowd plays on the treetops are swinging and search for food. If you miss eating your meal without attention, there are chances for your food to vanish. The fruity critters behave smart.

Though you would have not exactly entered the park, you would see a lot of animals and species all over. Ensure to take a pair of good binoculars to spot beautiful and colorful birds. It is the best spot for bird watching.

You can spot birds like endangered Green Macaw and Keel Billed Toucan in the trees found near the water.

Animals Everywhere

When you indulge on two hours safari in Tortuguero National Park, you will be able to see lots of animals and birds. Some of the birds include Anhinga, Bare – Throated Tiger Heron, and Snowy Egret.

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