3. Explore On Foot
There’s no better way to get to know a new location than to explore it on foot! Walking a town lets you see the nooks and crannies that you could otherwise easily miss if you traveled by car.
If you have more than one day in a town, take advantage of the first day to explore and scout. Scouting just means that you seek out spots to go back to later on to photograph.
4. Avoid Main Tourist Attractions
Popular tourist attractions are just that – popular with tourists. To show the local flavor and make your photos stand out from the masses, you’ll want to go off the beaten path, just as the locals do.
Perhaps you use the tourist attraction as a starting point before exploring peripheral areas. Also, try asking the employees at tourist attractions where THEY go during their time off! Locals will tend to avoid the popular crowded spots, so they’re your best resource.