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How to take travel photos at CROWDED tourist attractions – like the Washington, DC cherry blossoms!



In this video, I walk around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in 2019, one of the most crowded time periods of the entire year. 1.5 million tourists visit the city at this time and it is certainly not easy to get those iconic cherry blossom photos with no people in them. So in this video, I talk about a few ways that you can photograph popular tourist attractions and get beautiful travel photos without any people in them.

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Matt Ashmore
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Matt Ashmore

How about using an intervalometer, take a series of images and merge them together using masking to remove people?

Trip Hacks DC
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Trip Hacks DC

These are all really helpful. Thanks!

Jacob Christian Glover
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Jacob Christian Glover

Thanks Nicole for another informative and valuable video. You are the real MVP (Most Valuable Photographer). Be well and stay encouraged!!!

Joan Pedersen
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Joan Pedersen

I really like your videos. They are short and to the point. And very informative

The Writer Inspired
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The Writer Inspired

I'm new to Shutterstock and you're my inspiration. Hope to sell soon! Lots of love here in the Philippines!

Ranson Tham
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Ranson Tham

The thing about your videos is they are original. I'm subscribed.

Loncey Bailey Green
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Loncey Bailey Green

Excuse me everyone can you please move to the right, lol. Cheers mate great important tips:)

Mike Osinski
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Mike Osinski

Great ideals have to try them out, Thanks for the video.

Robbie Keene
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Robbie Keene

Yup. So much better without the hat.

Mickey Zombish
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Mickey Zombish

Almost at 7k!!!! Can't wait to see in 6 months or so 😀

NITUL GOGOI
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NITUL GOGOI

Awesome👍😍

Brian Logan
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Brian Logan

Another excellent chapter! I’m a big fan of using ND filters to get rid of pesky tourists and shooting at the crack of dawn is key. Have a great weekend.

Jhonathan Saputra
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Jhonathan Saputra

I'm a very shy beginer photographer, most of the time when lots of people around me i didn't dare to take my camera out 🤣😂. But hey i spot your bag under the tree 😀😊

Tom N.
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Tom N.

Very helpful ideas !!

Connie Robinson
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Connie Robinson

My question is related to a situation pretty much just like this. At a location such as a festival of some kind in small town America, as you are taking pics and happen to get some local folks in them do you have to ask them for their permission to use their likeness since some of the pics might show people kinda close up? 🙂 Thanks!

A T
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A T

Great tips.
Don't be like the person at 4:57. Picking flowers harms the trees and is illegal.

madalicex
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madalicex

Shutterstock:"Reviewed items will be displayed for 21 days". What then? Are they deleted(?!)

BaronVonBiffo
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BaronVonBiffo

The bird sound wasn't at all distracting. The 'music' on the other hand is repetitive and irritating and at times competes with your voice.

Leo Vogt
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Leo Vogt

Take multiple photos and stack edit in Photoshop. Put your shutter on continues drive and take like 50 or 100 shots with a tripod. In PS edit the people by stacking and merging the photos.

Tana Lee
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Tana Lee

Aside: Are there photographs anywhere that show how much noise is too much noise for stock? Or do you submit, cross your fingers, and pray?

Tana Lee
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Tana Lee

SO relieved that you remembered to go back and pick up your bag under the tree. I was sweatin' it out for a moment there!

Looking at your ShutterStock portfolio. You've photographed the President. Have you ever spoken to him personally?

Darren Green
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Darren Green

Forget the apology for the sound! WHERE'S THE BEANIE!! :p 🙂

sketchart photo
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sketchart photo

nice!
is washington blossoming already?

OneEyedPhotographer
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OneEyedPhotographer

If you time your shots, you can get two or three where people have move. than a little photoshopping and you can have none, or many.

Subidriver03
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Subidriver03

That’s really amazing advice I would really like to see more videos about hot to make stock photography more profitable, I’ve only been doing it a month and only have about 30 images uploaded but I’m not gonna give up either