You’ve woken up at 4am, jet-lagged, and somehow by work of miracle dragged yourself out of bed to catch the much hyped sunrise at Angkor Wat. Now, if only these pesky people would just get out of your way to the Pulitzer…
#1 Size matters
Move around with big flailing actions and open up your tripod with the loudest ‘SCHICKKK’ you can manage, (without breaking it) pack all your stuff in to your camera bag so it looks like you’ve got heaps of equipment to shoot with and they’ll get intimidated.
#2 Look like a pro
Sunglasses chucked in tousled hair and unshaven faces (for the guys), uncombed hair (for the ladies). And don’t forget that air of self-entitlement. We joke. Avoid looking like you have trouble turning on your camera and mutter terms like “ISO” under your breath and people will get out of your way. This cheat works with #1 and #3.
#3 Buy/borrow/bribe an assistant
Have your travel buddy make himself a human traffic policeman, directing all the people behind you instead of in front. The people on the other side will hopefully get the idea.
#4 Use Photoshop
We don’t mean trying to work painstakingly with the patch tool, we mean taking about 20 photos of the same landmark and merging them photos together to effectively eliminate the human element. Here’s how to do it.
What are your best tips on getting the best scenery shots, nomads?
Main photo credit: 1.