7. Plan Ahead
It’s a truism that the best photos are taken at sunrise or sunset, which is why professional photographers will go out of their way to arrive at certain locations—think the Taj Mahal or Niagara Falls—at the best time of day for good light. When you can, plan your travel schedule so that you’re in the right place at the right time. (Yes, this often means some very early mornings.) Sometimes, I’Anson suggests, it’s as simple as looking at a map to see where the sun rises and sets.