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Sony’s Ultimate Guide to Travel Photography

Press Release   •   Jun 10, 2013 10:00 CEST

TOP TIPS:

  • 33% of travel photographers reveal that it’s imperative to get off the beaten track in order to take the best shots
  • Almost half of the travel photographers named locations in Asia Pacific as the best place to photograph landscapes and local people
  • The majority of photographers advised that a tripod and a good pair of shoes are the two must have items to pack in your suitcase


To celebrate the launch of Sony’s new camera, the

Sony asked the photography finalists, if they could share just one tip what would it be - a third of respondents replied that it’s imperative to get off the beaten track when travelling. The photographers insisted that getting away from the tourist traps will ensure photographs depict real life in far flung places and represent the beauty and energy of the village, town or even city you have holidayed to.

Don't Leave Home Without
In addition to their top tips and favourite places to photograph, we asked the world’s best travel photographers, what are the items they don’t leave home without? The majority of photographers advised that a tripod and a good pair of shoes are the two must have items. Top photographer Maciej Makowski says that Nothing prepares you better than your open mind and a very good pair of shoes”. While Nathan Willis from Australia shortlisted in the travel category confirms, “The one essential item other than my camera when shooting is my tripod, it is a MUST! If you’re interested in landscape shots and longer exposures a tripod is the essential”

In addition to a tripod and good pair of shoes memory cards and storage devices were identified as being vital.

Finally Matteo Buttuirini adds, if you are planning to travel to Asia insect repellent is probably the most important thing to pack!

In addition to these items, having a good camera that can capture every detail of your holiday is of up most importance. The new Cyber-shot™ HX50 camera from Sony gives every scene the colour, detail and clarity it deserves – even at high zoom. Boasting a 20.4MP sensor and built-in image stabilisation, the HX50 delivers beautifully vibrant photos and Full HD videos, even when you’re far from your subject. What’s more it’s the world’s smallest, lightest digital still camera that packs a powerful 30x optical zoom range.