How to Plus Your Vacation ‘Grams
By Julia Parris
It’s getting to be that time of year where the sun blisters the sidewalk and your hair sticks to the back of your neck. You walk a little more slowly and fixate on breezy beaches, road trip soundtracks and of course taking a break from work.
As you enjoy your vacation or staycation, jump on a plane or in the driver’s seat, consider the photography you will create capturing your memories. It doesn’t matter if you use your phone, DLSR, or Polaroid camera to take your snaps, it’s not what you use but HOW you use it.
Here are a few quick tips to help you plus your Instagrams:
1. Consider the perspective you are taking the picture, would it be more interesting to stand on a chair and shoot down, get close-up, or shoot far away? Your composition helps to communicate the story you are telling with your photo.
2. Sometimes the light is just too dark to capture your photo and that’s ok. You can try using the flash on your phone or camera but you will sacrifice the ambient light that helps to set the mood. Either way, don’t post a photo that is too dark.
3. Consider the small moments and details as much as the big ones.
4. Edit your photos carefully and only share your best. No one wants to see 3 mediocre versions of the same thing.
5. Happy Shooting!
Photo Credits: Alyssa Pizer, William Meppem, Sven Jacobson, Christopher Kalima, Grant Cornett, Goldberg Photography, Dave Lauridsen, Laurel Golio, Emiliando Granado, Peden+Munk, Alyssa Pizer, Zoltan Tombor, Grant Cornett