Taking Great Images on Trips
Here are some tips for taking pictures while you are away:
- Turn off your flash! Whenever possible use natural light. You will get better pictures.
- Don’t be afraid to move in close. If you are taking pictures of people, animals, flowers – close ups are more dramatic and beautiful.
- Look for the unusual to take pictures of. I love to take pictures of the locals if I’m traveling abroad. I also like to take pictures of unusual food I see in open-air markets or things that are really colorful.
- If you are taking a picture of a large monument like a pyramid, don’t have someone pose in front of it. You won’t be able to see them! Take the pyramid and take another picture of your sweetie, close up, in front of the pyramid. You’ll know where they were standing!
- Take a lot of pictures. Professional photographers will tell you that to get one great photo, they had to shoot hundreds. That’s the beauty of digital cameras. You don’t have to print (or even keep) the bad ones.
|An Image From Susan Berland's Picture Album|
I usually write a few minutes in a travel journal each night about what I did that day and that helps me remember what’s in all those pictures I took.
Lastly, while you are on your dream vacation, have fun. Take pictures but don’t let that get in the way of your experience. In my next post, I’ll talk about what to do with all those pictures when you get home and you’ll see some of my pictures.
Where are you going to go on your dream vacation? Who are you going to go with?
Thank you Susan Berland for sharing! Continue to connect with Susan at A Picture's Worth.