Improve your travel photography skills - Tips from pros

Laurence Bolduc-Hénen —

Last week, we launched our new sustainable sunset capsule, exclusive to our online store...

Inspired by the colors of the golden hour and amazing sunset views, we asked our friends Sam & Yas from Mapping Along to shoot our new capsule.

We love to spend time travelling, but we also love to plan weekend getaways that are not too far from home. The green mountains, the rivers, the lakes and the views of the Adirondacks made it the perfect place to head to for this shoot.

After capturing amazing shots while travelling the world for a year and half, Sam & Yas recently came back home to settle down a bit and plan their next project Mapping Expeditions. We asked them to share with us a few tips for anyone who would like to optimize their photography skills while travelling...

« Get up early and beat the crowds. The best natural light usually happens at sunset and at sunrise. However the chances are the temple, the beach or the waterfall you visit will be much more crowded at sunset. That's why we like to wake up early and be the first ones there! »

« Get into your photos! By getting in your shots, it will help create a sense of scale when looking at the photo. It will allow people to picture themselves in your shoes in that wonderful landscape. »

« Learn to understand where the light is coming from. Don't shoot directly into the sun, your photo could be blown out. If it is dark, use the light you have to highlight your subject. »

Wanna learn more about photography while exploring one of the best places on the planet?

You can join Sam & Yas - Mapping Expeditions - for their very first group expedition in Bali this October! From Canggu and the Nusa Islands, to many waterfalls, volcanoes and the cliffs of Uluwatu, you'll be improving your photo skills all around the island!

To learn more about this project click here or visit their instagram and Facebook page.

Team June xo