From trekking to Timbuktu and trekking the Himalayas to catching a bus to the supermarket, most people enjoy a tour in one shape or every other each day.

Here are five pix from the Travel category of Digital Camera magazine’s 2019 Young Photographer of the Year and Photographer of the Year competitions up to now, with a few critical hints.

You have until the middle of the night on twelfth January 2019 to get your entries for this category. Make positive you input your pictures now to be in with a threat of prevailing some top-notch prizes!

1. Don’t pass far

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Whenever we think about travel images, we instantly place ourselves on the other aspect of the globe in an exciting area; however, you do not want to move some distance to get an amazing journey image. In this next spherical of POTY and Young POTY, we’re no longer necessarily looking for uncommon places infancy some distance flung places however rather a photograph that captures a feel of a ’journey,’ that embraces the spirit of a journey and the artwork of journey, regardless of how grand or now not. It can be as easy as taking a trip to a neighboring metropolis or metropolis and recording what you find.

2. Find a brand new point of view

There’s a reason we all tour to the same places – they’re interesting, visually exciting, and generally, a super enjoy. However, there’s no point in taking the same image as everyone else as it’s already been taken. Challenge yourself to discover a new tackle in a popular area or head off the beaten music in case you’re the adventurers kind. The praise can be sweeter!
Three. Record the journey

From a photographic angle, the journey can often be more thrilling than the location itself. Whether you travel by the aid of train, automobile, plane, bike, foot, or another manner of delivery, document your journey and notice the result.

4. Pack clever

Although it may tempting to % each unmarried bit of package, you very own, you’ll regret taking that 500mm lens (unless you are photographing nature!) on a ride. Stick to 1 or two lenses; something like a 24-70mm or a 50mm are splendid alternatives and come up with lots of versatility.

5. Don’t take pics!

We’ve all been guilty of it… You spend so much time searching through the viewfinder, searching for the suitable composition that you forgot to prevent and absorb the place. We advise when going somewhere new to spend at least 1/2 the time not taking pictures. You’ll produce better snapshots whilst you do, as you will have a higher sense of the region and people.

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About the prizes

Digital Camera Photographer of the Year is back for 2019, with a first-rate prize fund really worth £30,000 up for grabs! These 12 months, the awards are unfastened to enter, thanks to the beneficiant help of our sponsors, mpb.Com and Affinity Photo.