How to find great shots while on the road all over the world

Great shots happen when you least expect it. So whenever that inner instinct tells you “this can be a good shot”, just grab the camera and click.

Rule number one, never click when the vehicle is on the move and you are driving. It can instead be a good opportunity to take pan shots (videos) if you are the co driver and the road is smooth. If you are in the car and while taking photographs, make it a point to roll down the window. A piece of glass in between your object and the camera reduces the quality of your picture.

Recently I had been to Bhigwan (in western India) with my friends to click photos of the Flamingos. On the way I saw an assortment of birds fishing in the shallow waters and it was perfect against the rising sun. I requested my friend to pull over for a few minutes and clicked these pictures

Silhouette of some birds captured in western India

Silhouette of some birds captured in western India

Silhouette of some birds captured in western India

Silhouette of some birds captured in western India

On the way back I saw this truck being loaded with sugarcane. It occurred to me that this could be a good picture to show how things got transferred from the farm to the factory. The bullock cart added to the effect. I took the pictures from the car.

Transferring sugarcane from a bullock cart to a truck western India

Once while travelling in the Nilgiri hills, we turned a curve. It was a neat perfect curve and I got out of the car to take a picture. The white lines and the wet road added to the effect.

Curved Road

On the road, does not mean being in a car. I was in a buggy in Bruges when I saw this lady opening up her flower shop. Buggies on cobblestones can be very shaky especially when you are trying to click. Luckily for me the buggy momentarily stopped and I could click this.

Flower shop in Bruges

Always be on the lookout for something unusual, like this car I saw in Mumbai, in front of the Taj Hotel. It looked like all the crows were waiting for the driver to take his seat and start the car so that they could go for a spin. A rare sight and worth a click. At times like this you don’t have the time to set up the camera and wait for the perfect light. You just click before the moment vanishes.

Crows on Car

While on long drives, do stop in between to stretch your legs. And while you relax just look for the smaller creatures that make this universe spin in a balanced way. They are beautiful and fascinating to watch and in the process one learns to respect and give space to every creature on this planet.

Spider waiting with his web

Photo credits: Joezachs.

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June 20, 2018


Great article, in this information some friends learn how to take great shots.

June 18, 2018


Fantastic bird images... wow wow wow!

June 15, 2018


Beautiful silhouettes!

June 12, 2018


Thanks everyone for the comments and support.

June 06, 2018


I live in India but miss the wonderful opportunities in the neighborhood. Always try to look else where for inspiration.

June 06, 2018


Great info and photos. It is amazing how everyday objects become an interesting photo.

June 06, 2018


Thanks for your good tips ;)

June 05, 2018


good tips! not to mention look around your own neighborhood.. my two most top selling photos were taken from my front yard!

June 05, 2018


Lovely images of flamingos. I especially like the bottom one, I can imagine it hanging on my wall as a canvas!

June 05, 2018


Good informative article 👍

June 04, 2018


Nice photo's.

June 04, 2018


Nicely done. Good points to remember.

June 03, 2018


Well done, sir!

June 03, 2018


Very nice blog !!

June 03, 2018


Good Blog, thanks for the sharing.

June 02, 2018


Beautiful photos...

June 01, 2018


Beautiful pictures!

May 31, 2018


Nice light with the flamingos. :)

May 30, 2018


I try to practice this... nice captures!

May 30, 2018


Cool! thanks

May 29, 2018


Useful observations! Continue to keep your eyes open while traveling as well as while during common days.

May 29, 2018


nice photos :)

May 29, 2018


Great Blog, thanks for the info! and great photos

May 28, 2018


Great images and tips while on the road.

May 28, 2018


Great blog! Thank you!

May 27, 2018


Very nice blog and great photos!

May 26, 2018


Great blog Joezachs and great photos!

May 22, 2018


Thanks for the useful information. Just in time ... I'll post pictures soon that I made during the trip.

May 22, 2018


May 21, 2018


Great article!

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