If you are planning your next trip, may it be out of town or the country, you definitely would want to have all those unforgettable memories captured in pictures and videos. And if you follow travel blogs or instagram accounts, it’s not hard to believe that everyone wants breathtaking photographs of the places they’ve been too. But how can you actually reach travel blogger standards? What is the formula to a good photo, and how are you supposed to take it? Well, keep reading to find out a few tips you can keep in mind to get that instagram worthy post!
First, choose your weapon. Are you going to bring a DSLR and tripod or rely on your smartphone? The two have their respective pros and cons, but having a bulky camera on a trip is somewhat cumbersome. Altering the settings based on the moment might take a while (and actually cause you to lose the moment), as compared to a smartphone that is ready with a push of a button. Another useful tip to do before actually going on your vacation is to do some research on the place you are going to. Find out the common tourist spots and find pegs for your photos, but remember to also let your own character shine through by making it unique with a quirky pose or personalized edit.
A big factor that affects photography is the absence or presence of light. Take the opportunity to see the sunrise and sunset on your little getaway because that is when the light is most beautiful and unique. Another geeky trick you can apply while taking photos is to follow the rule of thirds. Just turn on the grid settings on your phone and position your subject in the intersections instead of placing it smack in the middle. This will balance the composition of elements in the photo and ensure the straightness of the picture.
Capturing the landscape is one thing, but to include the locals into the picture gives an entirely different image. Try talking to the locals so you can learn more about their culture, and ask permission if you can take their picture. Create a caption that is short but informative, so that you may educate your followers and encourage others to visit the places you have been too. Lastly, enjoy your vacation and do not be afraid to try something new!