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5 Secrets to Taking Great Travel Photos

Traditional dancer, Kerala, India. Photo Graeme Green

By Everett Potter

How do you take better travel photographs? Start by taking the advice of a seasoned travel photographer like Graeme Green. This British photographer, journalist and travel writer has spent the past 15 years traveling the planet, from Cambodia to Mexico to Botswana, capturing remarkable images and reporting stories for international newspapers and magazines, including The Sunday Times, BBC, The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph, National Geographic, Wanderlust, The Times, South China Morning Post and New Internationalist. No less an authority than the legendary photographer Steve McCurry has said that Graeme Green has an eye for capturing cultures with a particular sensitivity. He gives a vibrant testimony of the world we live in.

 

King Penguins, Falkland Island. Photo Graeme Green

Adventure travel assignments have seen Green paragliding with birds of prey in Nepal, cycling across Burma, freediving in Thailand, climbing volcanoes in the Democratic Republic of Congo and motorcycling across Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni. He has spent time photographing some of the most fascinating and colourful creatures on the planet, including mountain gorillas, lizards, lions, monkeys, eagles, elephants, bats, penguins and more.

 

Aerial view, Havana, Cuba. Photo Graham Greene

In short, he knows how to get the shot he’s after. I recently had chance to get Green’s advice on how every traveler can improve their travel photography … continue reading

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