Getting a perfect shot of Edinbrugh’s attractions can be a challenge for photographers with the thousands of tourists hitting the city each summer – especially during the Fringe.
That’s why Currys PC World and Canon have teamed up to show you how to snap Britain’s top landmarks like your favourite travel blogger.
They asked three professional photographers for their top tips on how to photograph Edinburgh’s Royal Mile for total Instagram envy:
• Get higher! Try to position yourself above eye and street level to avoid crowds getting in your shot. This can be done by climbing nearby steps or even shooting through an open window of a nearby tourist attraction. For the Royal Mile, I used the top of Camera Obscura.
• For the best light over Edinburgh’s famous street, shoot in the golden hours of the day - that’s first thing as the sun rises, or in the last hour before the sun sets. Shooting during these times eliminates harsh shadows and gives your photo a warming glow.
• Find a spot where your tripod won’t get moved by pedestrians, traffic or vibrations. Make sure your tripod is stable and level so you don’t get a wobbly shot. If yours has a hook underneath, add a weight to it for added stability.
• Shoot in AV (aperture priority) mode as this optimises the exposure of the shot. This is particularly useful when shooting in low light levels.
• Get up early! To avoid crowds entirely, getting there before 6am is advisable.
For more tips on how to shoot your favourite holiday spot like the pro’s, before and after images and fascinating image sliders, see this blog on Currys PC World’s website: here
Time photographed: 5am and 11:30am
Photo Credit: Scott Parker
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