It's that time of year again! Whether you're traveling abroad or spending the holidays with family this summer, don’t let the pressure stress you out while taking that perfect picture. Whether you're a professional photographer or just someone taking selfies with your phone, there are some tried-and-true tricks for making sure your holiday pictures will be worth remembering.
First, remember once you see that perfect place or moment, you should always snap at least two shots of each scene - one natural shot and then one posed shot. This way you'll have options when it comes time to edit. Catch your loved ones in a natural movement before they even notice that you are holding a camera in hand, and let them strike their perfect pose. After all, they are the ones that should decide at the end which shots are their favourites.
Also, make sure to use all of those filters! You can, for example, use an easy editing option after you upload your photos to Yogile. Editor is totally free and comes with plenty of cool filters and regulations, like brightness, or contrast.
The next important thing is, don't forget about basic composition rules like not centering yourself in the photo or cutting off your subject's head. Here it’s good to remember to pay attention to the surroundings and whether there is no garbage lying around, or some unwanted elements or people in the background.
As a photographer, get creative! Use props, accessories, and other items around you to make it more interesting. Like a palm tree nearby, or a really cool graffiti could look amazing on your photos!
Most of your shots will probably be taken spontaneously, but if you already know that you are heading to a magnificent, colorful place, it is worth to plan ahead your outfit. Pick something that will match the spot and loos great on you.
But don’t forget to stay comfortable, as the photos will most likely reveal that you have been very uncomfortable in those shoes or dress while getting to that amazing spot. If you do have a favorite item, but the trip is too long to wear it, maybe it’s an idea to simply pack it with you and change at the spot.
Another important thing is the lighting. Make sure to take pictures during different times of day to capture all the seasons' beauty, but also give yourself a chance to capture the most flattering light. Of course, keep in mind that if you take photos with a camera with different settings, to adjust them accordingly.
Your smartphone should be able to pick up the best setting automatically, but it is best to play around with it a day before, to make sure that you make the most of the next shooting day.
Speaking of a camera, make sure it is charged and fully functional. If the trip is long, take a a portable battery charger, or an extra battery with you. You don’t want to miss a chance to capture that magical sunset by the end of the day!
It’s good to keep in mind that the first day in a new place is always hectic, but try not to forget if there are any specific shots you want by writing them down beforehand. If you’re shooting an event where people will be moving around, use burst mode instead of continuous shutter so that you capture all the action at once.
Lastly, remember that you and your family or friends are on holidays! So try not to stress them out with taking too many, or too perfect photos. After all, you are there to have an amazing time, and photos are a way to remember it after you get home.
We hope those tips will help you while planning on capturing memories from your time as an international traveler. If keeping photos safe and without any limits is important to you, choose Yogile - the best app for storing and sharing memories by far! Have fun wherever it is that takes your fancy this holiday season!
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