Any trip can be made better by taking a tonne of photos. No matter where you go, you can ensure you remember the great time you’ve had by being able to look back over epic photo books. Here are some great tips for taking nice photos on your trip. It always depends where you go, but these can give you some pointers and help you think about other aspects of photography while you’re away.
Ask For Help
Sometimes you want to be in photos…well ask for help! You should ask people working at the various tourist attractions. They’ll be happy to take your photo, or a photo of your whole family. If you’re a bit worried about who to ask, make sure you find someone trustworthy. You don’t want to lose your camera when you’re on your trip.
You also need to make sure the person helping you knows how to properly use the camera in question. No point asking for help if they’re going to end up messing up the shot. Speak to them about focus, light, and how to use the camera. If it’s a phone they’ll probably know what they’re doing already. Better to ask and be sure than not to check and be annoyed with the result.
Get A Good Quality Photo Book
There are many different kinds of photo books you can use for your photos. However, you need to make sure they’re of a good quality. If they’re not, you’ll end up viewing your photos in a substandard format or resolution meaning you won’t be seeing them in all their glory. Make sure you use quality photo books so that your photos will be representative of the memories you’ve experienced.
You can gift these photo books, or even build your own small collection of them so that you can look through your epic travel pictures whenever you want.
Ask For The Best Angles
If you’re not sure about where to take the photo, speak to the locals. They might know of better vantage spots or good positions for you to use to take epic photos. No one will know the area like the locals do so if you’re looking to take epic nature shots always ask. However, just be careful where you go. Sometimes, older routes and slipways can be dangerous to those looking for better photo opportunities.
Protect The Camera
If your camera breaks you won’t be able to take nice photos and fill out your photo books. Protect your camera with a good quality camera case where possible. These can stop it bumping into things like stones and rocks as you’re moving around. You should ensure the case is padded and also waterproof. You should also endeavor to use a neck strap. If you ever drop the camera, you’ll be saved by the strap. Without one you could end up cracking the lens and ruining your photo opportunities for the trip.