Tip 1: Get Up Close
"After asking permission, I try to create an intimacy and closeness with my subject. The first seconds are always the most spontaneous—sometimes the person is uncomfortable or tense—but after a few frames, he will usually regain composure and relax. All of these emotions come through in the image." —Frédéric Lagrange
Lagrange, who was born in France, is one of T+L's inveterate contributors. Between trips to Mongolia, Bhutan, and Patagonia, he resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Tip 2: Try Low Light
"Taking pictures after sunset without a flash requires that you steady your camera—you can place it on a piece of furniture or even atop a pint of beer. Even if the sky looks dark, there is more light in it than you might think. Combined with the glow of streetlights, the result, as shown here with a photo from Cinque Terre, Italy, is a dramatic, surreal effect." —Jason Todd
Todd grew up in Nevada and now lives in New York. He regularly contributes to Spin, Rolling Stone, Parents, and Seventeen.
Tip 3: Look for Humor
British photographer Martin Parr, whose picture of tourists at the Acropolis appears right, has made a career out of spotting comedy in travel. "I'm interested in being a mischievous ironist. There are funny situations to be found all over the world." —Martin Parr
Parr has published more than 25 books and catalogues. His work is in the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Tip 4: Pay Attention to Scale
"Scale can help you tell a story. In this photo of the Leshan Buddha—the largest in the world—I made sure to show the statue but also to include the tiny people to the left to indicate the massive size of the Buddha." —Tony Law
Based in Beijing, Law also shoots for the New York Times Magazine, T Style Magazine, and Men's Vogue.
Tip 5: Catch People in Motion
"I was strolling through the streets in a small village called Zamin Uud, in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, when I saw a group of kids playing volleyball. It was too dark to get a really sharp photo, but the little blur of movement helps create a lively atmosphere." —Christian Kerber
Kerber, who lives in Hamburg, Germany, covers Europe for Travel + Leisure. He also shoots for Glamour, Stern, and Der Spiegel.
Tip 6: Find an Unusual Vantage Point
"To capture both Dubrovnik's red-roofed city center and the dramatic hills along the Adriatic coastline, I climbed up on one of the old rampart walls. You gain tremendous perspective and can concentrate a lot of information into a single photo." —Roger Lemoyne
Montreal-based Lemoyne has photographed over 40 countries worldwide. His work has appeared in Life, Le Monde, and People.