Traveling is a lot of fun and one of the best ways to mark the occasion is by taking lots of beautiful photos. If you’re not a professional photographer, you might feel overwhelmed as you want to capture your trip perfectly but your skills don’t match up to your enthusiasm. Well don’t fear, I’ve written this post to help you out.
1) Get to Know Your Camera
It’s important to spend some time getting to know your camera before you set off on your trip. There’s nothing worse than arriving in Ha Long Bay and spending an hour fumbling over the settings, only to realise the sunset’s long gone. As such, it’s better you invest some time before you go. Whether you have a Nikon D7100 or something much simpler, the main thing is you know how to use it. Focus on things like Aperture, ISO and shutter speed and do a little googling to find out about their relationship so you can take well exposed photos. If you’re interested in buying a camera, why not check out Clifton Cameras
2) Learn a Photo Editing Program
Instagram, while super fun, doesn’t count. Invest the time into learning how to use Photoshop, Lightroom or even iPhoto editing if you’re not ready to invest money into photo editing. Most photos you’ll see these days are edited and if you want to achieve magazine worthy photos, you’ll most likely have to get on board.
3) Play Around with Composition
Try different perspectives, angles and experiment with the rule of thirds. It’s possible to take interesting photos of boring subject matter if you have a little bit of creativity. Try to capture things from your perspective, from that of a child, a dog, whatever. Play around with it and you’ll be surprised by what you can achieve.
4) Use Your Smartphone, Sometimes
I love using my smartphone when I travel not because it offers the best image quality, but because I always have it handy. A photo taken on a smartphone is infinitely better than a photo not taken because you didn’t have your bigger camera with you.
Taking photos while you travel is a lot of fun and a special way to remember your travels. Use these trips to ensure that you have photos you’re proud to share and treasure.