Travel Tip of the Day: Look at Postcards for Inspiration

Anantara Angkor Resort Cambodia Aug 2014-013Look at Postcards for Inspiration
Hardly anyone these days buys paper postcards, but I still look at them in stores (or in markets or wherever they’re being sold) when I arrive at a new destination for tips on the best angles for my camera shots (and for the most interesting places and sites in the area).


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8 Comments on "Travel Tip of the Day: Look at Postcards for Inspiration"

  1. Did you know that in Australia postcards are free?

  2. I use postcards for souvenirs too–their photographers spend lots of time and effort getting just the right shot. And they’re pretty cheap. And their pictures are better than mine where scenery is concerned–now the shot of your loved one next to Niagara Falls is priceless….

  3. Postcards with the city names make a great leader in your photo albums!!

  4. I’ve also talked with professional photographers who say they use postcards to show to taxi drivers in countries where language barriers prevent their being able to communicate out-of-the-way places.

  5. Yes, this is one of my favorite techniques for planning things like camera angles, time of day to visit a place, and even sometimes sites to visit that I hadn’t thought of. I haven’t actually bought a card for a while, and would probably only do so for scenes from a location where photography is prohibited, but indeed, for getting ideas, it’s a useful strategy.

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