• Research your destination to find out photo ops that you just won’t want to miss.
  • Look at other people’s images for ideas (google or stock photo search). Imagine what would make good photo essays for your keepsake albums.
  • Make sure you know whether photography is permitted in sites you plan to visit and also whether tripods are allowed.  Some places that don’t allow photography may grant special permission if you call ahead and state your case.
  • Arrange appointments with people that you would like to meet and photograph.