Most of us love traveling, others to the extent of taking it up as a hobby. Getting to have new experiences and seeing new places or meeting new people is always exciting. However, as exciting as it is, traveling needs money; thus, you may not travel as much as you would want to if your pockets are not up to your sightseeing appetite. While most people pay a hefty sum to visit the world’s best tourist spots, some go to the same destinations for free like Michelangelo Azzariti.
Azzariti is a 29-year-old professional photographer and influencer from Puglia region, Italy. He went from being an ordinary bartender to being one of the most sought after photographers by fashion bloggers in Italy. His work as a photographer has taken him all around the globe. Today, Azzariti has an active Instagram following of over 64,000. He is also working on his YouTube channel that is continually growing by the day. He has worked with dozens of luxury hotels and travel websites around the world, earning him vast experience in the field of photography.
Since every pro has secret weapons, or what you and I would safely call hacks, here are some of Azzariti’s that will come in handy for the avid traveler.
Tip One; Shoot Using a Single-Lens Reflex Camera While Traveling
When it comes to taking pictures on the move, you’ve got to have the right camera. Use a reflex camera and in manual mode. A reflex camera is the best when it comes to taking high-quality pictures while in motion. The good thing about this type of camera is that you can capture objects from a far distance. That is because it is possible to attach lenses, improving the focus and aperture. It has high precision, and what you see through the lens is what the picture will look.
Also, the single-lens reflex camera is good at low light with no flash. The images you capture will also be easier to retouch later or blur the background. With this camera, you are in control of how you want the picture to be viewed and framed. You can even mount the camera on a telescope or microscope if you wish.
Tip Two; Shoot Anyway, in the Raw Format
Even when experiencing poor weather, bad angles, or anything that would affect the quality of the picture, go ahead and take the picture. You never know the most amazing shots might come off such circumstances. Any photographer with vast experience knows this. It is also vital that you take the photos in the RAW format. That way the color settings are not saved, enabling you to make edits to the images later while converting. Don’t wait for the perfect moment; take the picture.
Tip Three; Shoot in Unique Locations
It is crucial that you choose the right setting for a photo session. To get the best shots, you’ve got to get creative with the camera. Find some suggestive corners, unique angles, or even places not explored by a camera before. A picture says a lot. One is worth a thousand words. For that reason, the image you capture should be an incredibly good one. Climb to the top of a tree or shoot in the middle of the road if you have to.
Go a little crazy with the camera and make the picture more interesting.
Tip Four; Make Edits Using Lightroom Presets
Use Lightroom presets for a more authentic and professional look. It helps in making the editing process faster and more unique as it eliminates the need to select the best contrast and color. Presets come with ready adjustments making it easier to use and creating homogenous pictures. That way, it is easier to attract followers on Instagram and other social media platforms.
With Lightroom presets, you will be able to work effectively and efficiently on different devices. You can import presets to a smartphone, desktop and also the web versions of Lightroom. That also means you can use it anywhere at any time.
Michelangelo Azzariti has shown real skill in what he does to become one of Italy’s best photographers and entrepreneurs. His success is a clear testament that the tips work wonders when utilized in the right way.