5 Tips To Creating Remarkable Holiday Photos On Your Travels

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For most people, there is nothing that makes the memories of a wonderful vacation more memorable than a bunch of outstanding photos that were taken during your travels. You can’t make your vacations last physically, but great photos canoffer an incredible way to make your vacations memorable. However, you need to learn how to take perfect pictures in order to make your vacations even more unforgettable. You don’t have to be a professional to take remarkable holiday photos; with the help of a few useful tips, you can alsoget impeccable holiday photos that will make for lasting memories.

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Some more tips on how to create picture-perfect travel photos!

#1 Choose a Suitable Background for your holiday photos

One of the most vital tips to getting top holiday photos is making use of your surrounding environment to the fullest. The background against which you take your pictures matters greatly and nothing beats an awesome photo background like a famous landmark. To get the picture perfect background;

  • Always have your camera in hand while passing through the streets of your holiday destination.
  • Avoid including crowds in the background of your photos and in its place try to capture your shots against the backdrop of famous sights.
  • Try to use a plain background and focus on your subject alone

Of course you can use cropping techniques later to get rid of unwanted images in the background, but then you must be familiar with such techniques for you to achieve the desired outcome in your photos. In case you are not conversant with such techniques and you need to have some of your previous vacation photos edited, you can visit retouchme website, an app the helps you to edit photos.

Maintain Eye Contact with your Subjects

Maintaining direct eye contact with your subjects when taking remarkable holiday photos can be as engaging as it is in real life situations. If you are going to take a picture of your partner or your family while on holiday, try to hold the camera at your subject/s eye level. This will help to unleash the immense power of those mesmerizing smiles and captivating gazes. Holding your camera at your subject/s eye level also helps to create an inviting and personal feeling to the picture.

#3 Make Use of the Camera Flash in Sunny Outdoor Settings

The sun’s brightness can create some unattractive shadows on your subject’s face. You can eliminate such shadows by making use of your camera’s flash to lighten the shot. If the subject is within a short distance choose the fill-flash mode, but if the subject is say beyond five feet choose the full-flash mode. A good digital camera will have such features on the display panel so check to find which mode is suitable in your setting.

#4 Move your Subject from the Middle

Center-stage is an ideal place for a subject in a stage performance to be. But this is not the most appropriate place for your subjects. You can add more life to your photos by simply shifting your subjects away from the center of your picture. Try different subject positions using the help of the grid on your viewfinder. You will need to lock your camera’s focus if your camera is on auto-focus since most auto-focus cameras will focus on the subject that is at the center of the viewfinder.

#5 Make use of a Photo Retouching App

You may learn all the tricks about taking awesome photos but still end up with some undesired features in your photos. Even the most seasoned photographers make use of photo retouching apps to edit photos. Since you want your photos to be perfect, you should consider using such apps. You can visit their website about photo retouching to learn more on how to improve the quality of your photos using the retouch app.

In summary, you don’t need to be a professional photographer in order to take remarkable holiday photos on your vacation. If you are armed with these basic photography skills, your photos will be as good as any other by an expert photographer. Nevertheless, remember that you can achieve even better photos using a retouch app.


About the Author

Ankur Shah
Ankur Shah is the founder of the Value Investing India Report, a leading independent, value oriented journal of the Indian financial markets. Ankur has more than eight years of equity research experience covering emerging markets, with a focus on India and South East Asia. He has worked as both a buy-side investment analyst for a global long/short equity hedge fund and a sell-side analyst for an emerging markets investment bank. Ankur is a graduate of Harvard Business School. You can learn more about his latest views on global markets at the Value Investing India Report. -- He can be emailed at AnkurShah47@gmail.com