Taking photos when you travel is a given but how often do you get back and realize that no matter where you are your photos are basically of the same things. What I mean are things like monuments, museums and statues.

While you should take those types of iconic photos, to add excitement to your album or photo show add photos of ordinary life like people gathering and doing daily activities.

Take action shots and play with your settings. Things like moving vehicles, bicycles, trains and children playing.

Graffiti and other forms of street art is another interesting focus and it can tell you what’s on peoples minds.

You can also pick one thing to focus on and find that one thing as much as you can. For example doors, windows, colors, ceilings or even faces. Anything you can think of or have a passion for.

Take as many photos as you can, have as much fun as you can and get creative. When you put together your album or photo show it will be a lot more colorful and tell an interesting story.