7 tips for nicer holiday pictures
“Many people think that bringing their camera to a photogenic destination is enough to come home with beautiful pictures. But there is much more looking at a good travel photo, “says Laura Vink. This 29-year-old photographer from Rosmalen has traveled since her final exams to more than thirty countries and everywhere she took her camera. Laura gives us seven simple and useful tips that you can directly apply during your next trip to create nicer vacation photos.
1. Go out early
Don’t sleep off every day, but just go out early. Because the sun is lower to heaven, the light has a nice warm glow and it is less bright. This provides much nicer pictures especially with landscapes and nature photos than when you photograph around noon. Another advantage of going on early is that the tourist attractions do not crawl from the people who walk through your image every time.
2. Do not photograph too much in one image
By all new impressions of the travel destination you will probably find everything nice quickly. A frequently made mistake is to really join that in one photo. Believes the image messy and it is then unclear what the photo is about. Just by visiting less, you often show more.
3. Think of the composition
By consciously thinking about the composition, you can easily get holiday pictures easily. Do not put the subject or horizon straight in the middle, but next to it. Give more depth on the image by photographing a nice view with something in the foreground, branches or flowers for example. And try a few different views for the same subject. Will the picture be better if you might stand something on your toes or photographs it low in the ground?
4. Use postcards as inspiration
On arrival at your destination, dive into the local tourist shop and spur the rack with postcards. This way you quickly get an overview of the tourist highlights and immediately delivers inspiration for your own photos. For example, you discover a creative composition, an interesting angle or sees the advantage of shooting in the evening.