Seven pros reveal their tricks for capturing transcendent images that instantly transport the viewer.
What makes an unforgettable travel photo? And how is an unforgettable travel photo made? To find the secrets behind that once-in-a-lifetime shot, we turned to the folks who know best. The photographers featured here are ones whose images have appeared in the pages and on the covers of Travel + Leisure and other magazines the world over. We spoke to them about the process of capturing each of the shots ahead—and while high-end gear and meticulous shoot setups are often part of the equation, you'll also find that experimentation and a willingness to learn are vital, no matter your skill level. Read on for a master class in capturing the perfect shot.