Photography combined with the thrill of visiting a beautiful locale is a photographer’s dream come true. However, such dreams look and feel good when they are paid for by a company and all you have to do is go there and shoot some pictures. But, if you are going to be funding your own photography vacation, then you will need to make sure that you plan well. Because, once there, it might be difficult to keep a tab on your expenses. Here are some tips that will help you stay within your limits while also giving you the opportunity to do your work.
Book in advance and go for cheap conveyance
The best and biggest way of saving money is booking cheap tickets to the place of your travel. You can save a lot if you plan in advance and secure the tickets. And not just tickets, you should also take care of your accommodation and find out about local travel. In some countries, taking a taxi can be quite expensive. So, while you are getting cheap tickets, make sure you also research local travel options. If possible, book yourself a two wheeler so that you can go around the place easily.
Look for funding opportunities
Unless you want to enjoy the vacation and take photographs as you please, you can look for agencies who will pay you for the job. There are a lot of travel groups and agencies that look for freelance photographers who can finish an assignment within a couple of days. They will pay for your travel and other expenses and you will get to enjoy a free vacation whilst also doing some work. This can help you save money that you can use in your next solo trip.
Decide if you want to travel solo or in a group
There are advantages and disadvantages to both travelling solo and in group. When you are travelling in group, the fares will be much lower and you can save money. But, that also means you will have to stop at every sightseeing site even if you don’t want to. Solo trips are expensive because you will be bearing all the charges yourself but you will have the freedom to roam around and take pictures as you please.
While these are the three most important tips to plan your photography trip on a budget, you should also make sure that you have travel insurance, especially for your equipment. If something unfortunate happens, you will be able to claim money for your camera and other equipment. This will save you a lot of money and will also give you some peace of mind.