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How to take award-winning travel photos using your phone

I just came back from giving a talk to Stylist Live on how to take the best travel photos with your phone. I’m a little tired, but happy it went well and got some good questions, such as ‘what apps do I use for editing pictures’.

You can read my answer to this, along with other tips featured on the magazine website:

Remember, learning about your camera is the best investment you can make before your travel.

I had a conversation with a man who bought a professional DSLR camera to capture his family’s best moments as they went camel riding to the desert. He took photos during the whole day, and all he got was hundreds of overexposed shots with white faces all over the images. Oops. He regretted not learning anything about his camera, which left him feeling disappointed after such a great experience, let alone this made the equipment for both him and the camel a burden to carry.

Everyone has experienced a similar story – or different, but still – with the same empyt ending:  ‘Ohh, I wish I knew what I was doing’! This is why it’s so important to gain more knowledge about your camera before (and not after) your holiday. No matter your budget, no matter what your preferred equipment is (whether it’s a simple pocket camera, or a DSLR): learning always comes first. Practice, practice, practice and make all those mistakes at home (cheap!) not on your expensive adventures.

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