My TOP travel Photography Tip!

My TOP travel Photography Tip!



hey guys Omar here and I'm making a super fast video just as a reminder that if you are traveling to wake up before everyone wakes up hey guys over here and I'm here with Jimmy it's the first day in Vancouver and this is just a really quick video that's more like a public service announcement as I'm walking around here it's the town is just waking up if you're traveling anywhere just really change your clock get up way early and if you need to sleep late sleep late right after sundown because the light and the lack of people here is just wonderful you have time to think about your photography you have time to sort of take in the town before all the tourists come out with their DSLRs now I'm at an advantage I'm East Coast time so my eyes popped open at like 4 a.m. look at this there's a seagull right on the street we're here in gas town by the famous steam clock it's early in the morning but it's not first thing in the morning waited for a little bit of light to come out and walk it around with my Fuji XT 20 it's because now I'm travelling and walking around with the family and there's like tourists everywhere there's people everywhere but so right now I'm using the sony a7 3 just because I'm using the Fuji XD 24 video so kind of like a dual camera thing and let's see the city we're gonna start in gas town and just walk around the other thing to think about is the lighting is completely terrible right now that any photograph you take is gonna have really harsh shadows and really bright highlights it's a struggle for your camera so another reason to go out early but look at this lighting how harsh it is still pretty though right babe what is that that's either a super sperm or a droplet of water oh my god see how bad the light is there's nothing wrong with shooting Auto and situations like this the camera is going to pick a low ISO a very high or closed down aperture and a high shutter speed so why shoot Emmanuel just let the camera do everything so for these bright snaps like this one right here watch we're just going to shoot this in full auto it doesn't always work I tried to take a cool picture of a woman on a bike she had a little dog in her back basket but the camera focused on the background probably because it was brighter so use Auto wisely a muffin you got there the weather changes like crazy here was it was hot it is morning with a lot of Sun then it was cloudy and just warm and now it's cold and I had to put a layer huh so we're here in Stanley Park in Vancouver and there's this beautiful flower garden in front of us look at that let's go check it out to work on my flower photography okay we made it to the seawall the seawall we got a nice view over here there's a lot of people biking and riding it just seems like a beautiful place to hang out and look out and contemplate life we're gonna get some ramen because we are here in Vancouver it's either poutine or ramen right let's do it so we're gonna find a ramen restaurant we just had the best ramen ramen some palca if you're ever in Vancouver delicious oh my gosh so good noodles noodles one wonderful thing we noticed about Vancouver is there's a lot of flowers people have flowers in their house there's flowers everywhere and the other thing I notice if you're an old skateboarder you know this there's a lot of skateboard proofing of buildings and things look at this that's so the skateboarders won't slide on this stuff but there's a lot of skateboard proofing stuff like look at this look skateboard proofing okay so we're ending our day in gas town as you can see it's crazy crowded compared to this morning and the moral of the story is go out early go out alone do your photography and then end with family

45 thoughts on “My TOP travel Photography Tip!

  • July 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Great great images. I can see why you're switching to Sony. I may do the same. Great tip about shooting early!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    I did exactly that last November when the wife and I visited New Orleans for the first time. I can't really do much serious photography when she is with me, since she is impatient and I am the opposite- I might stand there for five minutes composing and taking one shot. So on a couple of days, I snuck out of the hotel really early, and got an hour or two alone, where I could take my time. It was really cool, Bourbon Street was deserted, only delivery trucks and such. I could really focus, no pun intended.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    welcome to my town 😊, careful about Gastown, the district is fine, but literally 1 or 2 blocks over is a shitshow, people literally shooting up out in the open, they don't even bother going into the alleys 😣

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Wow, you're here, or were here. Enjoy the Rockys!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Fun, I love Vancouver, in small doses anyway. I'll take Pemberton any day. Vancouver is not what it used to be, the tower apt buildings omg like weeds. You should get in a rental and ditch those crowds. I think the Sony photos looked way nicer than the Fuji. I own both, A7ii and X-T20. My son uses the X-T20, he's in Korea with it right now.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Strongly agree with this. I would sum up my experience with urban cityscapes in this way: Don't go to places that most people go at the times that most people go there. For cityscapes, you'll end up taking images that most people have seen.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Thanks for positive vibes, Omar fam! )) have a great trip there!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Great post Omar. Thanks for sharing. I love how you manage to post a quality video within hours(?) of being there. Great to get tips, humour and family in one bite. I know how hard you work so enjoy your vacation!! 📸😎

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Man i cant do mornings, i hate getting up at 7.30 for work, no way am i managing 5am. I reckon go out clubbing then hit the streets straight after haha, photos might be fuzzy though.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Cool to see so many fellow Vancouverites in the comments! Enjoy your time in the PNW!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    What happened to your beard?
    Also… I’ve been to la belle patat last time for poutine. It was so so. Wouldn’t really recommend it.
    Best poutine I’ve had so far was in Montreal at la banquise.
    Have a great trip!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Good to see you in my Hometown. Hoped to see more pics.. one good spot to get good pics is to take the aqua bus at the time of sunset. Also do visit the out skirts of vancouver like shanon falls and sqamish gondola you get a beautiful view of the howe sound valley.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    that doesnt work for some places like peru though – cuz alot of people are thinking the same =p

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Try and take in Granville Island Markets – it’s undercover and we have rain predicted until Friday.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Dude! You’re in my hometown! Let’s grab a beer!!!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    This tip will be key in Banff. Was there a few weeks ago. Maddening after 9am. Earlier the better.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Nice video ! But you need to clean that X-T20 sensor 😉

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Great to see my hometown through a fresh set of eyes! Weather today was all over the map today!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    I've walked those streets so many times and somehow you make it look so much better

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    My hometown (now living in Australia). Love seeing these clips through a visitor's eyes. TFS, Omar.

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