February 2, 2024

Pix Tips for your next trip!

Photo Tips & Tricks

5 Tips That Will Take Your Vacation Photos to the Next Level

It’s finally time to take that trip you’ve been planning for months. And as you know, any good trip deserves to be captured.

If you feel like your vacation photos never quite capture what you’re seeing with your eyes, these tips are going to help.

1. Make It Less Ordinary

Before you snap a photo, think about how you can make it a little less ordinary. Naturally, this doesn’t apply if you want to capture a moment before it ends – it only applies to planned shots. Consider the angle, colors, and composition. What can you do to the shot more interesting?

2. Keep Snapping

If you want to have a wide selection of photos available to you after your vacation that you can edit and print, make a point of being snap-happy. Along with taking a variety of photos in general, take multiple shots of the photo you’re trying to capture to make sure you get it just right.  

3. Get Better with Composition

Creativity is only one part of a good photo – composition is just as important. Getting the composition of a shot just right means giving your photos more depth and reducing the noise by keeping the background as simple as possible. It’s also worth your while to learn more about the rule of thirds, which uses grid lines to help you correctly position the main subject of your photo. 


4. Don’t Forget the Scenery

Going on vacation means you get to spend more time with the people you love – it also means you will always have a subject for your photos. However, it’s important not to forget about the scenery as these are the shots that will complete the visual story of your vacation. 

5. Invest in a Tripod

If you want to be in some of your photos and won’t necessarily have someone with you to take the shot, it helps to invest in a small tripod. This way, you don’t need to use your front-facing camera for your selfies, which reduces the quality. 

Once you have your collection of vacation photos, make a point of setting some time aside to sort, edit, and print your favorites. This way, you can enjoy your vacation again and again. AND if you would like some professional help making this happen... I would love the opportunity to be YOUR remote photographer! Feel free to reply/reach out and connect so we can discuss the details of your trip and when you would like to do some images!