better travel photography

501 travel photography tips...


previous tip
next tip
tips home
501 tips
photo tours
photo courses

501 travel photography tips is a project by professional travel photographer and writer, Steve Davey to provide 501 illustrated travel photography tips. These are not vitamins: we aren't promising that you will get one-a-day, but we will add to these as regularly as possible!

We hope that you find these tips useful. You can either flick through these tips using the links at the foot of the page, or click here to jump to the index page. As we get more tips up, we will add categories and a search facility.


1) Think... before you shoot

501 Travel Photography Tips: 001 | Think... before you shoot!

Too many people see something amazing on their travels, and are so blown away that they 'click' with little or no thought or creativity. The result is a boring photograph, just like everyone else's! If you pause for a little while before taking your picture and just think, you can often see a more creative shot that will stand out, and you can be proud of.

Samye Monastery viewed through a Tibetan prayer flag, Tibet Steve Davey/

Steve Davey is a professional photographer and writer based in London. He has travelled to 84 countries photographing people, places, cultures and festivals for a range of publications worldwide. More...

Steve is the author of the BBC's Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die, and has recently released Footprint Travel Photography, the leading guide to travel photography. Many of these tips are adapted from the book. More...

unforgetPlaces4PCTo accompany the book, Steve has launched the exclusive Better Travel Photography range of Travel Photography Tours More...

Better Travel Photography was created by Steve Davey to celebrate the art of travel photography, help people improve their travel photography skills and get more out of their travels. Some of the highlights of the site are:

Galleries of Images illustrating various  aspects

Currently we have 46 tips online!

Website, Images and text Steve Davey/ 1990 - 2012

Galleries of Images illustrating various  aspectsFeatures