Originally Posted by maximondo
This may be a stupid question - but what makes a good or bad picture...
what do they like to see??
First of the entire picture the picture should be sharp and it should remain good quality when printed in a large size. The exposure should be correct and the pictures should not contain big areas that are completely black or white.
Books have been written about technique (and composition) and it might be wise to read one and then start to practice.
As a traveler you have the opportunity to take pictures which are different then the rest in the magazine. That’s a good thing and you should use it for what it’s worth.
Look on what types of pictures that’s in the magazine and try to make something different, it shouldn’t be to difficult.
Often you find that your location is completely different, it might be the nature, the people or whatever.
Don’t take 100 pictures of your bike in the sunset; try to mix it with some local stuff. Some action-shots are nice, but difficult if you travel alone.
The pictures should be varied and the text should fit the pictures.
Take a look at other pictures in blogs or here at Horizons, see what you like and what you don’t like. Then go through your own pictures…..
Last edited by AliBaba; 4 Nov 2008 at 10:02.