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Keep it simple

July 16, 2015 - Decide beforehand what the subject of your image is. In this photo, it’s the cyclist talking with the kids. Once you kno...
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Scanning the road

January 28, 2015 - When you come across a beautiful stretch of road, first scan it to find the point from which you want to photograph the...
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Travel photo tips

October 30, 2014 - To tell the complete story of your travels, you will want to take pictures of more than just your bike. Before the trip,...
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Rule of thirds

September 06, 2014 - Photos often look better when the cyclist isn’t centered. Try imagining your picture with four evenly spaced lines on it...
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Bright colors

August 05, 2014 - Many bikers wear dark colored clothing since it’s great for hiding dirt yet it also hides them when they are photographe...
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Leading line

June 06, 2014 - With a leading line you bring the viewer’s eye to the point of interest. In this image the white line brings your eye up...
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March 30, 2014 - To end up with great pictures, shoot from many different perspectives, camera standpoints and even try completely new sh...
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Self portraits

February 10, 2014 - Two things are important when taking self portraits; a small camera tripod and extra time. The tripod - so that the came...
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Depth of field

December 31, 2013 - The subject of this photo is the bike leaning against the road sign. Unfortunately, not all of the plants in the backgro...
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Get off your bike

November 24, 2013 - When you come to a view with a high ‘WoW!’ factor, get off your bike and start searching for an even better standpoint....
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Photo backup

October 09, 2013 - A backup isn’t just having all of your trip pictures on one external hard drive. You need to store multiple copies of yo...
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Rest stops

September 21, 2013 - Why not take extra rest stops in characteristic / beautiful places? They sure make great photo opportunities.
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Camera standpoint

August 26, 2013 - Instead of just shooting from eye height, try taking a picture while holding the camera above your head, or while lying...
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July 06, 2013 - Try shooting with a slow shutter speed and moving the camera with the subject. This technique is called ‘panning’. It he...
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Hotel rooms

May 26, 2013 - In hotel rooms, try taking pictures of daily routines such as route planning, reading a book and washing clothes. Also b...
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April 23, 2013 - When photographing kids, you have to work quickly. Children have a short attention span and after a couple of minutes th...
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March 01, 2013 - Sure you want to take a picture of the entire downhill, but why not also zoom in on the switchbacks? Before heading dow...
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Continuous mode

January 15, 2013 - Use the camera in continuous mode when you want to capture someone speeding past, as this increases your chances of gett...
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Sense of scale

August 14, 2012 - Mountains are huge and canyons are deep. How do you bring the enormity of the landscape to your photo? By stepping back...
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Diagonal line

November 17, 2011 - The diagonal line of this desert road helps draw the viewer’s eye through the image. It also adds a sense of action and...
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Converging lines

October 15, 2011 - Roads that start wide and end in a point (converging lines) give your image a three dimensional effect. To emphasize th...
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Meeting the locals

September 19, 2011 - It’s always fun to meet new people but how do you snap their photo without them looking stiff and awkward? First of all...
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August 17, 2011 - Try placing the horizon near the top or the bottom and not in the middle of your picture. For example in the first photo...
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Keep your camera close by

July 11, 2011 - While cycling, good photo opportunities can happen within seconds. You’ll see colorful locals cycling the opposite way,...
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Setting up the tent

June 17, 2011 - When taking camping photos, spend some extra time studying how your partner looks through the camera viewfinder. Are the...
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Pictures of your bike

April 20, 2011 - A bike is more than just a metal frame with rubber tires – it’s your travelling partner so of course you want to take ph...
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What’s the cyclist looking at?

March 11, 2011 - Instead of just taking a landscape photo, try including your cycling partner looking at the scenery – it definitely give...
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