Times are changing and people nowadays put emphasis on saving time and money when they want to take a good picture. At the same time, people are also getting more educated on using a camera and they know what it takes to snap a great photo. The following are the top 7 travel photo trends in 2019.

Using Smartphone instead of DSLR to Take Photos

Most tourists don’t use point and shoot camera to take photos nowadays. One of the reasons is that they don’t know how to adjust complicated settings like shutter speed. They much prefer using a smartphone to take pictures because the smartphone camera is already adjusted to the optimal setting. All you need to do is to frame the scene you want to take a photo of in your phone screen and press the hit button.


After taking the photos on your smartphone, you can have them transferred to your computer and organized using software like Movavi Photo Manager. You can add tags to your photos to sort them, for example, putting Belgium travel photos under the tag Belgium. It also allows you to make simple edits, for example, using resolution presets for resizing the photo, rotate left/right, and color adjustment.

The Balance of Lighting in Photo

Many tourists now understand the importance of their photos to have balanced lighting. Key parts in the scenery must be highlighted while other less important parts can be covered in shadow. They know that the photos have different look if they take the photos in different light conditions. For example, photos that appear bright are shot in the golden hour when the sun is hot. On the other hand, photos with some shadowy parts are shot when the sun is not that bright and hot.

Sharing Photos on Social Media Sites

There is an increasing number of tourists posting their travel photos on social media sites. Skilled tourist photographers like to share their travel photos to get recognition and get their work published in magazines. Others that are less skilled like to share their travel photos to contribute some information on the places they have visited.

Adding Humor to Your Travel Photo

Humor is becoming an important trend in travel photography. Many people like to act playful, for example, doing a funny thing that is related to the travel venue they are taking photo of. Humor travel photos are usually taken by younger travelers who don’t take things seriously.

Including the Locals in Your Photo

Multilocalism is a popular trend in travel photos. It shows people of the foreign places that you have met, for example, a photo of the locals performing their daily routine or you can pose a selfie with a local. Sharing the photo online allows you to show how enriching your travel experience has been.

Highlighting the Cuisines in Your Trip

A lot of tourists also like to take food photography when they are traveling. You can take a photo of the food that you enjoy at the restaurant. It can also spice you saw a seller selling in the marketplace or a variety of local cuisine sold by the local stalls. If you take a photo of restaurant cuisine, you can put a caption on the photo to state the ingredients and cuisine origin.

Taking Photos of Streets

Street photography is another trend in travel photography. It can be a photo of strangers walking down the street or an empty alley in the city. The street doesn’t have to be in a busy city and can be any place as long as the shot is natural. Usually, it is a public street and capture with a basic camera.

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We’ve summed up the 10 most Instagram-worthy spots in Cape Town to add to your itinerary. As Cape Town is unbelievably photogenic, it was a tough job, but somebody had to do it.

10. Robben Island

This world heritage site and museum will leave you with a lump in your throat. This place of reflection is where one of the most iconic pictures of the aged freedom fighter and former president Nelson Mandela was taken. From the island-bound boat ride, to the view of Table Mountain and the prison site, you’ll have plenty to capture and to meditate on.


9. The Two Oceans Aquarium

Finding Nemo and his friends is as easy as checking out the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront. The perfect Kodak moment comes courtesy of the tank of Clown Fish which has a convenient viewing pod for you to stick your head into. The 10m long tunnel and Jelly Gallery of jellyfish give you a chance to see a variety of subtropical species up close and personal.

8. Chapman’s Peak Drive

Widely regarded as one of the most scenic stretches of road on earth, Chapman’s Peak Drive between Hout Bay and Noordhoek snakes around 114 curves that offer marvelous views of mountains on the one side and the ocean on the other. There are plenty of stops for photo opportunities along the way, so you’ll want to keep your phone and camera handy to snap Hout Bay and Noordhoek too.

7. Top of Table Mountain

Last time we checked, #TableMountain was the most popular location hashtag in the whole of South Africa and that comes as no surprise. With the highest spot (Maclear’s Beacon) reaching 1088m above sea level, you really get to see everything the light touches. Luckily the Cable Car rotates 360 degrees while in transit, so you never have to miss a thing. Try a hike like Kasteelspoort, Tranquility Cracks or Skeleton Gorge for an even more epic journey.

6. The colourful bathing boxes at Muizenberg and St.James

The vibrant retro wooden bathing boxes on the beaches of Muizenberg and  St.James are so picture perfect, they’re practically a desktop background already. You’ll achieve great contrast and symmetry shooting them straight up from the front, or from an angle to work some distance into your shot.

5. Street Art in Woodstock

Local street art is booming and it compliments the natural surroundings and character of Cape Town wonderfully. To find the best street art, try a Street Art Tour through Woodstock or even Salt River or Khayelitsha.


 4. The Bo-Kaap

We know we’re a bit biased, but we’d go as far as to say the Bo-Kaap is one of the most distinct and recognisable areas in the world. Brightly coloured homes line the cobblestone streets and charismatic locals and fragrant foods complete the picture. Within walking distance of the CBD, the Bo-Kaap was home to many freed slaves and Muslims after the abolition of slavery and remains a historic area.

3. Cape Point

With dramatic cliffs, tranquil beaches, troops of baboons and two old lighthouses, you’re going to need to charge your battery for a trip to Cape Point as you’ll be snapping away in no time. Be cautious and stay on the well-trodden paths and remember to look up. This place will stay with you long after Instagram has gone out of fashion.

2. Boulder’s Beach

Cape Town has gourmet food, awe-inspiring natural wonders and some seriously photogenic beaches, but if there is one thing that really sets us apart, it’s our adorable penguins. Boulder’s Beach enables you to visit penguins in their natural habitat and to admire them without getting in their way.

1. Lion’s Head – The Top & Wally’s Cave

Lion’s Head wins our number one spot as the most Instagram-worthy spot in Cape Town as it’s free and relatively easy to access, photos from Wally’s Cave look pretty epic and the 360 views of Cape Town are simply breath-taking! Pictures from the parking lot are even great and it also photographs well at night, with the city lights shining brightly. The view of our iconic Table Mountain also makes for postcard-worthy shots you’ll want to stick on the fridge forever!


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