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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.


46) Shoot from the




to put people together

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...unforgetPlaces4PC

To 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:

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501 Travel Photography Tips: 046 | Shoot from the side... to put people together

If you photograph someone face on, you can often get a great portrait , but if you photograph them from the side, then you can change their relationship with their surroundings, and people that they are close to. The advantage of just moving further back is that the person in the foreground can be larger and more dominant, and anyone else progressively less commanding.

Sadhus at Ganga Sagar Mela West Bengal, India Steve Davey/

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