Ask them to take their images if you are going for closeup posed images and these images can tell a great story about the life of the people in the area you are shooting. As much as possible, if there are other tourists, avoid them in the frame to get a truly authentic travel image.
- Always have the camera with you and always shoot raw
- Backup images daily.
- Carry a good lightweight travel tripod if you need them for landscapes and long exposure photographs.
- Including humans in landscapes can tell a story and give a sense of the scale of the place.
- Stay safe and keep your gear discreet and carry them in bags with no flashy labels or expensive looks.
- Register and insure your photography gear
- Post process your travel images wisely to suit the vibe of the place you are photographing
- Use resources like 500px, Instagram or Google images to research about places and look at the recent photos, so you get an idea of how you can photograph differently.
- If you want yourself in the images, for example in a landscape, manually focus where you want to be and use a timer to take self-portraits.