Hello, my name is Jaina Hattabaugh. I love all things travel and fashion. When I am not on a trip, I am planning a trip. There is so much to see and so little time! I hope to share some of my experiences and tips to help others plan their next adventure!
Pictures are a great way to remember special events or reminisce your favorite vacations, so you want to make sure you have amazing photos to capture your memories. You don’t want to end up with pixelated pictures or generic pictures you could get online. Below I have listed 6 tips to help you capture the best vacation pictures possible!
1. Ditch the Phone
Some phones do take great pictures, but to get the best quality photos, bring a real camera! This way you won’t waste all of your phone battery, and you can print the pictures in large format without them being pixelated. You don’t need a super expensive camera. I have used the Canon Elph I bought for $100, and it takes great pictures.
2. Capture the Details
There are many little details that make a vacation memorable like your fancy pina colada on the beach or the beautiful flowers around the resort. Don’t forget to take pictures of your room and yummy dinners, after all, that is what makes vacation so fun.
3. Don’t Match the Scene
Say you’re going to the beach, don’t wear turquoise or blue, or you will blend in with the background. Your photos won’t have the pop you are looking for. Try to wear complementary colors to the setting. For example, pink or coral colors for the beach, or turquoise and blues for the desert.
4. Candid is Best
Don’t try to plan every picture. Usually the best pictures are spur of the moment, but if there are pictures that you must have, make a list before you leave to make sure you get them. Also, try new poses. You don’t have to stand and smile for every picture, mix it up!
5. Timing is Everything
Sunrise or sunset pictures are never less than amazing. The “golden hour” right before sunset or right after sunrise is the perfect time to capture the beauty of your destination.
6. Make it Interesting
Try to take pictures from a different angle or location than most people do. Get pictures that you couldn’t just look up on Google!
Take your best photo, share them with the world, and never stop dreaming.