Thursday, July 9, 2020

Top 5 Travel Photography Editing Tips

We’ve all seen fashion magazine images edited with fake backdrops, flashy text, and intense skies. When it comes to travel photography, it’s recommended to keep editing simple and realistic. 

Whether you’re a backpacker, a travel blogger, or a vacationer, you know travel is all about the experience, the journey, the beautiful places and amazing people you’ve met along the way. Unfortunately on many occasions, your travel photos fail to deliver the same experience behind the captured moment.

Not to worry, here are 5 simple travel photography tips that will turn your photos into something special with the help of PhotoPad, one of the easiest and most comprehensive photo editors available. 


While traveling, you won’t always be in the right place at the right time to capture the perfect moment. This leads to photos including unwanted elements which can be distracting. Cropping your image is another way of composing your shot by highlighting the subject. 


Take this image of the hot air balloons in Cappadocia, Turkey for example. You can crop the image to focus on a particular subject or make it suitable for social media. To crop the image in PhotoPad, select the Crop button in the toolbar, and adjust your selection. You can also adjust the aspect ratio and resize your crop selection. 



Exposure, Resolution, Saturation, Color Correction, Contrast - the photography lingo is endless and can take a while to wrap one’s head around it.


One of the best features of PhotoPad is its one-click AutoFix function, which automatically fixes the most common photo problems and enhances your travel photo in seconds. To apply AutoFix, navigate to the Retouch tab in the toolbar, and select AutoFix. It’s that simple!

Color Boost

Don’t you wish you could take photographs with your eyes? You might notice that the vibrancy of colors in your travel photos looks a bit dull. This is where PhotoPad’s one-click Color Boost function will automatically make your pictures pop.

Head to the Filters tab and select Color Boost. You can also adjust the brightness and strength of the Color Boost accordingly. 

Touch Up

All too often when you’re traveling to a place to photograph, other tourists have the same idea and are likely to end up in your photo. Luckily, you can remove tourists from your photo with PhotoPad’s Touch Up tool. This however only works well as long as there isn’t a crowd of people or a lot of elements that need to be removed and the elements are against an unbroken and repeating background like the image of a tourist beside a field of grass below. 

To use the Touch-Up tool, go to the Retouch tab and select Touch Up. The tool works by stamping material from one part of a picture onto whatever other parts you choose. Hold down the Ctrl key and click on the part of the picture that will cover up the tourist, in this case - more grass. This tool is also useful for removing dust spots, blemishes, and other imperfections. Works like magic. 

Lens Distortion

If you have ever noticed your travel photos to be unnaturally curved inwards or outwards, your image is distorted. Commonly caused by a myriad of reasons such as the use of wide-angle/telephoto lenses, camera positioning or camera tilts. Regardless of the distortion type, you can easily correct it with PhotoPad’s Lens Distortion feature.

Under the Effects tab, select Lens Distortion where you can manually adjust the distortion correction accordingly, giving your pictures a more professional look. 

There’s so much more to editing your travel photos than just choosing a filter and posting your photo on Instagram. While these are just some of the quick and easy-to-use features listed in this article, PhotoPad is a comprehensive travel photo editor with many more tools and effects available that will take your travel photography to the next level. Happy editing!

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