taking photos on vacation.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


a few tips for taking great photos while you're roaming the countryside. thanks to natalie for the pics.

1. no one is paying you to snap these shots. you're on vacation! relax and let the pictures come to you. a great shot will present itself if your eyes are open to opportunity.

2. your camera goes where you go.

3. a few products to make your load a bit more bearable.....


the ona camps bay backpack is a true investment piece. it safely holds up to 7 lenses plus a compartment for your laptop. perfect for travel.


a hand strap gives you more control over your camera since it's always in your grips.

if you're devoted to shoulder straps, this cushy strap has a quick release and these are easy on the eyes.

4. pack an extra battery and memory card. no brainer.

5. the best photos aren't taken at tourist hot spots. the photos you'll cherish will be the simple shots at a cafe or a farmer's market. a true remembrance of how you spent your time exploring a new place.

do you have any tips?

ps: more photography tutorials.

17 comments:

Emily said...

I was just thinking about getting myself prepared for a few trips in the next few weeks, so these tips come at a perfect time. I desperately need a hand strap.

I always find it so hard that I could wander slowly and take photos all day, while my travel companions want to go go go. My husband hates that I'm always stopping for photos! Do you run into that or do you have a more understanding travel companion? ;)

Ashley said...

Thank you, thank you for your tips. I have been wondering lately if I should invest in a handstrap. I think you've convinced me.

Kim said...

Great tips! The photos I take at touristy spots are always my least favorites, usually because the location is crowded. Nothing defeats the majesty of the Taj Mahal or the Pyramids of Giza like a fanny-pack wearing tourist sneaking into your photos ;)

Shoko said...

Fabulous tips. I've been trying to take more photos in general and these are very helpful for that, too!

Vanessa said...

So funny, I just ordered the hand strap yesterday! Can't wait, I'm so tired of wrapping that stupid strap around my wrist...

Tibs said...

Thanks for the great tips!
It just that I've been always thinking that a backpack would be too heavy to carry with all that stuff. I do have my camera with me almost all the time and carry it in my purse so there's not much space left for anything else

Have a great day!
Tibs
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Tara Celeste said...

love these tips since we're traveling to France this summer and I want to be efficient!

the southern hostess said...

Thanks for the link, my dear! These are great tips for my long journey to becoming a better photographer.

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

I'm so terrible at taking photos–John's mom even bought me a camera because she thought my lack of snapshots was because of lack of camera! I really should get better at that...

Caroline said...

Great tips!!!! :)

.aubrey c. said...

very cool!

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Susan said...

Oh wow...I need a hand strap!! Thanks for the tips ;)

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

I've never seen a hand strap, and wow, what an invention...! ha...I'm easily impressed I guess..

Chessa! said...

psst...http://www.ciaochessa.com/2011/08/tips-for-taking-better-vacation-photos.html

rebecca said...

chessa-
tips from a REAL photographer!

Victoria said...

Great tips... Love the reminder to bring extra batteries, I am so bad at that one!

kitchu said...

people. not just places. that's my tip, but i'm a bit late, eh?

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