The iconic Burj al-Arab hotel can be seen for miles, but it can be difficult to photograph without obstruction. The areas surrounding the hotel are owned by high-end hotels who reserve their beach access guests only. Here’s an insider’s tip for accessing one of the best views of the sail-shaped hotel.
This photo was taken on the Westminster Bridge which crosses the Thames River in London, England. The location is popular for capturing the Palace of Westminster and the famous Elizabeth Tower (also known as the Clock Tower or, more erroneously, Big Ben). Daytime shots from this location require additional creativity, since the passing cars don’t really add to the composition of the image. At night, however, you can capture the light trails from passing double-decker busses which adds movement to the image and creates leading lines, drawing the eye towards the Elizabeth Tower.
There are a variety of offline techniques for those traveling with laptops, the easiest of which is to backup your photos on an inexpensive portable hard drive. For additional security and peace of mind, however, you should also utilize an online backup solution on which to store your valuable photos. Read More