After a few years of travelling, you will soon discover that over time you will build up an enormous collection of travel photography.
Gone are the days when your mum used to organise them all into carefully selected photo albums for you.
Who prints hard copies of their photos anyway these days?
Give your travel photos the love they deserve with these helpful tips on how to make the most out of your travel photography.
Be sure to get a Flickr account for your travel photos
The moment you upload a photo to Facebook it will have its day of glory before disappearing into the internet void until you get a flashback five years down the line to remind you that you took that photo in the first place. Not much love for a lovely travel snap you took.
For this reason I love my good old trusty Flickr account to organise each trip into digital albums.
This is a great way to help organise your digital albums online. This way you can view them any time you want online. You can do this in many ways, such as via the app, online, or even from your Apple TV.
Flickr also acts as a trusty backup system in case your hard drives fail (which they do!) and it is one of the main reasons I love using Flickr as my go to photo storage site. Happy to be a Pro member and keep supporting this great service I love to use.
Make your photos stand out with a bit of editing
I love to use iPhoto to edit my travel photos to make them look a little better.
A simple crop of frame, a bit of straightening and some colourisation only takes a few minutes to make your travel photography look that little extra awesome. It’s well worth your time to make the most out of your photos.
For smart phone I like to use an app called Enlight to do some editing on the go and enhance my travel photography for social media.
Neither of the two tools will break the bank and you can find plenty of YouTube tutorials to give you a walk-through on how to use either application perfectly. This way you can enhance your skills and improve your travel photography.
If you would like to know what gear I use to take photos and videos, feel free to have a look at my photography packing list blog post.
Invest in a good hard drive to store your photos
Backup, backup and backup.
I cannot stress how important it is to make sure you have multiple backups of all your photos to ensure you never lose them.
I’ve already mentioned that Flickr is a perfect alternative, but I also like to use a Western Digital 2TB hard drive to do a hard backup of all my photos on top to ensure extra security.
You never know what might happen and to lose all your photos would be devastating.
Having three backup systems (also, do a third backup for Dropbox) might sound a little over the top, but you can never be too safe these days and these systems give me reassurance they’re safe and protected so I can sleep well at night.
This does mean a lot of work backing up new travel albums using three systems. But it’s a system you get used to and it becomes easier once you have a backup routine.
How about turning your travel photography into print?
Love a travel photo so much you want to make it immortal? How about turning your favourite travel photo into an everlasting memory by turning it into a T-shirt or mug?
A pretty cool idea indeed and a perfect idea for gifts for loved ones.
I like to use Printsome for my T-shirt printing in London.
With easy postal options you can turn your much loved prints into an everlasting memory to wear all the time.
This is a great way to make the most out of your travel photos. Better than sitting on a hard drive doing nothing, hey!
Thank you for reading and enjoy organising and sharing your travel photography
Thank you for reading my blog post about how to best store and share your travel photography.
I hope you found it enjoyable and feel free to share your own tips in the comment section below.