Boost Your Creativity With These 5 Tips

Here are five tips that will spark your creativity.

While these tips focus on travel photography, you can apply most of them to landscape and architecture photography, except the one about looking for body language when photographing people. Kanashkevich shows some great examples, and the next time I'm in a city practicing street photography, I will heed his advice and try to photograph people in movement, making gestures, or talking, because it conveys much more emotion.

He also talks about capturing a sense of place in a photo, which is very important. When I visit a location for the first time, I always try to figure out what it's about. I ask myself the following questions: what makes this place special? What are the most characteristic features of it?

The end of my long search for the perfect street scene in Old Quarter Hanoi.

When visiting the Old Quarter in Hanoi a few years ago, I spent endless hours wandering the streets at different times of the day. I didn't take many photos, as I was searching for the one scene that contained all the essential elements: the bustle in the streets, the old facades of the buildings, the colors, and the street bars with their tiny stools.

Kanashkevich has more examples in his video. If you ever feel uninspired to take photos, be it because you miss a great subject or the light is not spectacular, take one of his tips and practice, maybe even getting a bit out of your comfort zone. Set a goal, head out, and look for what Kanashkevich describes as visual cues.

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Michael Breitung is a freelance landscape and travel photographer from Germany. In the past 10 years he visited close to 30 countries to build his high quality portfolio and hone his skills as a photographer. He also has a growing Youtube channel, in which he shares the behind the scenes of his travels as well as his knowledge about photo editing.

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