Do you love taking photos of your loved ones and the things you do and see on your holidays? Are you happy with the results? Are your loved ones proud to share your pictures of them? With camera technology as it is, it’s easy to think that all you have to do is simply point and click to get a great shot, but I was surprised at how much I was able to improve my holiday photos, with just a few simple changes to my technique!
1. It’s all about the light. - or rather it’s all about where the light is coming from in relation to your subject. As a basic rule, try to avoid taking photos of people when the sun is behind them. It means there will be unusual shadows on them. If you’re thinking about the source of the light, it means you’ll observe, adjust and move until the position you and your subject are in makes for a much better photo.
2. Angles. Play around with the angle you’re taking the photo from. Generally, photos taken from below aren’t particularly flattering, however I’ve found if you take a pic of someone from a low angle, a little further back you can get interesting results. Taking the side or above can also give your pictures a unique composition. Again, just play around until you like what you’re seeing in the viewfinder.
3. Read. If you have a reasonably OK digital camera, you should read your manual. Rather than having the setting on automatic, read about another setting and then try it out. Do this for a week and you’ll be an expert!
4. Instagram. If you’re taking photos with your phone, the quality can be hit and miss. Instagram gives you a really easy way to edit and enhance your plain old i-phone photos.
For me, taking beautiful photos of my loved ones is a way of expressing how much they mean to me. I’m always looking for the perfect shot, and I want to improve my holiday photos so that I can remember them for years to come. If you’re looking for more information try reading one of the below articles as well!
Jacqi has become part of the furniture at WorldMark South Pacific Club over the last 10 years. She has worked in various teams, including Customer Service, Systems and Owner Marketing & Solutions. She is passionate about health, holidays and roller derby. As a mother of an 11 year old boy, she has also recently become passionate about footy!