Photography is a fun process, and when on vacation, we know you want those #InstagramWorthy shots. Unfortunately, we can’t all be professional photographers, but we can give you some tips on how to get the best shot possible:
Wake Up Early
The best light to capture moments is in the morning. The golden hours – one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset – should give you amazing light to take some stunning picture. So make sure you get up early; it’s worth it!
Do Your Homework
Before leaving for vacation learn as much as you can about the place. You can get a city journal, read blogs or scour the internet because the fact is, the more you know about the place, the more calculated and intelligent your shots will be.
Know Your Camera
Don’t wait till you reach your destination before you pull up YouTube to see how to get the most out of your camera. Read the user manual carefully while still at home; you’ll only end up wasting precious time learning about the camera, lens, or other attachments.
You rarely get a chance to interact with people who different backgrounds, culture, thoughts, lives or languages. Try interacting people with a smile on your face. Learn how to say ‘hello’ in their local language, while taking their pictures, and see what great candid, emotional shots you’ll get.
Inspiration never hurts. Check out what kind of pictures other photographers have taken of the same place. After all, if you perceive yourself as an artist, it is important to acknowledge the work of other artists, and it’s okay to pay homage to them.
Get a Feel of The Place
Many photographers have said that taking pictures is not only a visual thing, but a feeling that comes from within. Try the local cuisine, walk through the by-lanes, listen to local music — all this will certainly help you understand the unsaid story of the place.
Get Off The Beaten Path
Your friends already know that about the magnetic hill, or a road trip to Bhangarh — be the person to tell them something fresh and new. Explore new roads and share your own point of view. This, you would only be able to do if you have religiously followed tip numbers 2 and 6.
If time allows, choose to travel either by train or bus, since that will allow you to have a better view. Plus, you’d also get the chance to talk to people with different experiences and stories.
Leave The Camera Behind
Don’t spend your entire trip looking through the lens of the camera. Give yourself a break and interact with the place and people better. It could be a great tip for photographers who also love writing journals or have an interest in composing poems. Yes, such photographers exist!
Don’t Stop Traveling
A traveller or a good photographer must keep his portfolio alive. You don’t have to travel to very far-flung and exotic places, but even a few kilometers will do. Travel to the next village or city, or hop on over to that upcoming festival or fest – this is the best way to keep your craft alive.
No matter what world you’re living in, you will always find an object, a place, or a person to click. And the more you travel, the more skilled you will become. V Resorts wishes you all the best!