One of the best parts of traveling is taking pictures of the beautiful things you encounter on your journey. Since everyone doesn’t have a high quality, professional camera, many people are turning to their smart phones to document their trip. Phones are great for taking pictures along vacations because they are compact, lightweight, and we usually are caring them around anyways. We put together a list of practical tips and tricks that will help you take superior photos on your smartphone.
Work the angles
When you’re at new place, look up, down, and behind you. Try to get to an unusual spot and take a picture where most people don’t usually stand. Don’t be afraid to get a more unique angle. Some favorites are putting your camera phone low to the ground, off to the side, or from above.
Include A Subject
Don’t only take photos of landscapes and buildings. Include your friends, family, or other people in your photos as well. You can also snap some candid shots so your travel buddies don’t have to pose every time you want to take a picture. Pictures of people’s backs, looking over a landscape always turn out nice and it is a great way to remember the beauty of the view.
While trying to capture the whole scene in one shot, sometimes, paying attention to the details will make for a great shot. Try getting a close-up detail shot of a detailed statue or colorful tiles. If possible, walk closer to the subject instead of using the zoom function on your phone. This will make for a clearer and less blurry picture.
Remember to take plenty of pictures from the very beginning of your journey, all the way to the end. If you have a window seat on your flight or on the coach bus, take a few pictures of the clouds you fly over or pretty greenery on your drive. If you’re staying in an unusual hotel, snap a few pictures of the uncommon furniture and vibrant décor. All the details of your trip will be great reminders of the wonderful time you had.
Traveling is the best way to encounter unique photo opportunities. Landscapes, architectures and local scenes are the best way to tell a story of your journey. Keep our photo tips in mind on your next vacation and you will surely come back home with a camera phone full of lasting memories.
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