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Hi Everyone! This is again Mukul Narang this side, I hope you all are doing well. Struggling to click awesome photos as a solo traveler? Don’t worry.

I’ve always loved solo traveling. And to travel alone is like collecting memories which only creates gems in our hearts. Being a solo traveler from my recent trips & tour I can guarantee you the tricks which I am gonna discuss below, will help you click awesome photos as a solo traveler. No matter If you are a pro or a newbie, you can definitely create a drooling Instagram feed.

Below are some spectacular solo traveler habits which I’ve practiced from my years of trying to click awesome photos as a solo traveler.

1. Clear your mind about what you want.

Everyone who sees your photos feels happy when the idea and scene click in the mind of viewers. You should clear your mind about the aim of your photos and how do you want your photos to look like. Question your mind that-

How would your album look like? What is your style? Get some general ideas of these things so that you are not shooting pointlessly.

2. Inspiration is the key

Inspiration can be found anywhere and in anyone. It can be anyone who you admire- may be your idol, it can be your favorite actor or any celebrity. I would personally recommend Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration. Explore these media, there are so many people who make us inspire from their blissful feeds. Select the style you want and save them for future use. There are so many spectacular shots posted on them.

3. The Selfie stick game

Use the selfie stick for yourself. What’s the problem? Ya, people may see you as a tourist but who cares? Let them assume what they assume. Cherish the moment. Traveling is the greatest luxury in life. Feel yourself lucky If you are traveling because many people strive for their lifetime. So, use your selfie at every moment you feel like capturing it. Never feel embarrassed.

4. Carry a Tripod with you

Try to bring a tripod everywhere so you can capture the wide range of shots. Merely using selfie-stick might end up with too many close-up shots.

It may seem a hassle to many of you but actually, it’s not If you use the right bag. I also carry a tripod with me whenever I travel alone. Get a lightweight tripod and try to carry it whenever you go for a holiday.

5. Seek the help of others around you

Why feeling shy asking to click a photograph? If you want to get a perfect shot for your profile, don’t be afraid to ask for help from strangers. Listen to your gut feeling and handover the camera to someone you feel is trustworthy. Show them the kind of picture you want them to click and keep your camera settings ready. Now just stop everything. Smile and Pose!

Wait…What? Don’t forget to say thanks for the picture or just help them in clicking their pictures.

6. Carry a GoPro

You know what? I really adore my GoPro. It is amazing for shooting the solo pictures. I personally use the HERO6 Black + 3-way Mount. My most used shooting settings is a burst and time lapse for continuous shooting.

You can choose from 3/1 second, 5/1 second, 10/1 setting, 30/1 setting (default selection). You’ve so much shooting options in it depending on what you are shooting.

7. Recommended Travel Photography Gear

Fujifilm X-T20

This camera is great for people who are just starting to get their hands colored in photography and would need only basic automatic settings to click!

GoPro HERO7 Black

The new GoPro HERO5 Black is perfect for on-the-go travel and outdoor adventures– it’s waterproof and more durable than ever. I don’t usually have a company of my GoPro, the 3-way Mount, and extra GoPro batteries whenever I go on a trip.

Manfrotto Compact Tripod

The perfect tripod for stable video and travel photography, especially for a self-shooter!

Lexar Professional 2000x 64GB SDXC UHS-II/U3

For use with the X-T2 camera and shooting 4K video (UHS-II/U3 card), a read transfer speeds up to 2000x (300MB/s).

GoPro 3-Way Mount

This mount can be used as a camera grip, extension arm or tripod for ultra versatility and a variety of shots with your GoPro. This is very helpful in clicking awesome photos as a solo traveler.

ONA The Bowery Camera Bag

This bag has the capacity for your camera, a lens, and a few small personal items. Perfect for the vacation.

Now  whom are you waiting for?  You’ve read the blog about how to click
awesome photos as a solo traveler. Got the ideas and information. Now just get out in the world and collect memories, not things.

Once again I’ve to remind you. Don’t forget the basic etiquette your mother taught you. Say me Thanks below (:P) and let me know how was the blog and If something I’ve missed.

This post was written by MUKUL NARANG

Thanks for Reading

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