How to Take Better Holiday Photos and Avoid Picture Problems
We all want to take great photos whilst on holiday. They serve as a reminder of the wonderful time that we had and are a way to share our experience with others.
However, we are sometimes disappointed with the way our holiday photos turn out – images are blurred, out of focus or are just plain boring. But what can we do about it?
Here are twelve tips to make you a happy snapper, get you taking better holiday photos and avoid some common picture problems.
1) Learn to use some of your camera’s most useful ‘holiday settings’ before you go. Know how to turn on the flash, increase your ISO and macro settings and use self-timer. It beats fumbling with your camera and missing great photo opportunities.
2) Take your camera everywhere and don’t weigh yourself down with cumbersome equipment. Travel light. A small, light-weight tripod or ‘Gorrillapod’ is a useful accessory, ideal for low light conditions/night shots/slow shutter speeds.
3) Avoid underexposing faces. When people pose in front of bright backgrounds (sand, snow, sunsets or sea) they can become silhouetted. This might can an interesting photo, but if you’d like to recognise them, use flash to illuminate them.
4) Avoid blurry night and low-light shots. At night and in low light conditions, your camera has to keep open its shutter to gather enough light to expose your images.