What Makes Good Travel Photography?

Capturing the spirit of the place

Good composition often done very hurriedly

Conveying something of the colour or absence of colour of the place

Honouring the people whose image you are taking

Recording something beyond time

Noticing the idiosyncratic

Describing the absurd

Writing a visual history

Intruding and not intruding

Mastering the light

Consider whether the subject should be in the centre of the frame or placed at one third of the way into the image

The use of the background to enhance the photograph

If you want to see some good photography I have enjoyed discovering the photographer Slavek Ruta: See some of his work at @SlavekRuta

The photographs on show here are all by Rufus Reade.

As Robert Capa famously said, "If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough."