The past Christmas I went with my family to Japan for the first time. First of all I want to thank the people on DT for the advice for my trip. Not only was it my first time to Japan. It was also the first time for me to have a Stock photo mindset for a trip.
So here are some of my tips:
1) Research before you go
This encompasses many things. First your general research on the place you are traveling to such as accommodation, restaurants, tourist attractions, etc. But for more specifically for stock photography, look at the photos on guide books, tourism websites, stock photo sites. Find out what has been photographed before and what hasn't been photographed. What photos are popular for that travel destination. DT forums is also a great source... [ Read more...