<p>People reveal as much about a destination as its architecture and landscapes. Flip through this gallery for tips on taking the best people photos while traveling.</p> <p>Here, a colorful Havana woman enjoys an enormous cigar. The smokes are one of Cuba’s defining symbols—“Havanas” are renowned worldwide and have special cache among many aficionados in America, where their import remains illegal.</p> <p><b>Photo Tip:</b> If you are making an outdoor portrait and don’t have the natural light you want, pose your subject in open shade, preferably in a setting that has something to do with the message you are trying to convey.</p> <p><a href="http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=06499C&amp;code=NG70056">Buy the <i>Photography Field Guide to People &amp; Portraits</i> » </a></p>

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People reveal as much about a destination as its architecture and landscapes. Flip through this gallery for tips on taking the best people photos while traveling.

Here, a colorful Havana woman enjoys an enormous cigar. The smokes are one of Cuba’s defining symbols—“Havanas” are renowned worldwide and have special cache among many aficionados in America, where their import remains illegal.

Photo Tip: If you are making an outdoor portrait and don’t have the natural light you want, pose your subject in open shade, preferably in a setting that has something to do with the message you are trying to convey.

Buy the Photography Field Guide to People & Portraits »

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