Secrets to Amazing Travel Photos

22 January 2015

 

You don’t have to be a pro photographer to capture every experience in the best possible way on your vacation.  Upon your return, you want to feel like you’re reliving your experiences all over again.  Plus, you might want to print and frame your amazing vacation photos.  If you’re looking to capture each moment perfectly, we’ve got five travel photo-taking tips.

 

1)   Subject Centering

When you select a subject to take a photo of, say the Sydney Opera House, often we think to restrict the subject to the centre.  Instead, see how dynamic your photos can look if they were off-centre or taken from a different angle.  Landscape or portrait?  It’s important to play around with the image’s orientation too!

 

 

2)   Viewpoint

Take a photo from a high point.  Or crouch down on your knees to capture the moment from below.  Whether you’re taking a photo of a subject from above or below, you will get a different perspective from each angle.  Experimentation with different viewpoints is key!

 

 

3)   Lighting

Lighting makes all the difference so it’s important to see how the light hits the subject.  Whether capturing the sunset at Uluru or the scene at Bondi Beach, consider the time of day as well when understanding how light can affect your images.  

 

 

4)   Textures, Patterns, Details

Be up close to your subjects and try to capture a physical feeling.  If someone were to view your photos, they should also feel the waves of the beach as if they were physically there, smell the scents of a garden, feel the textures of the Great Barrier Reef and so on.

 

 

5)   Capture The Other Side

When taking photos, we can get fixated on capturing the iconic elements like Mount Otemanu in Bora Bora or The Sydney Harbour Bridge.  However, if you turn around you may get some interesting photo opportunities that could give you something unique to capture!

 

 

Written By: Sherry (Destination Specialist)

I have always loved traveling to new places, meeting people and experiencing other cultures.  It’s important to also capture these experiences as they serve as keepsakes for many years to come.