This is how to perfect the art of travel photography
What is the best thing about travel? It is a) getting to take break from work? b) Discovering a new country or city? Or c) taking tons of pictures and making your friends back home jealous?
The answer is obviously C because while taking a break is great and discovering a brand new place is ace, it all means nothing if you can’t make your friends back home a little bit jelly – harsh but it’s true and you know it.
To help you take the very best holiday shot and roll yourself into “like” city, we’ve asked our friends over at Apple, who asked their mates travel photographer Huda Bin Redha and world discoverer Thuymi Do for some tips on how to take the perfect snapshot.
Right, let’s being.
1. Know where you’re going
Mapping out key locations that you want to shot will not only help with time management, it will also make sure that you everything you set out to. When it comes to famous landmarks, the best time to go is early in the morning – the lighting is soft, making for stronger, more colourful pictures. You’ll also have fewer tourists to deal with and dodge.
2. Back it up
Before setting off on your great, envy inducing adventure, back all of your photos on Apple’s iCloud. That way should something happen to your phone, all of your photos will be safe and secure. Backing up your photos also gives you more storage space to play with, which is always appreciated.
3. Include people
Sure beach shots look cool but shots with without any people are rather sad. And you’ll sort of ending up looking like your lonely as opposed to #livingyourbestlife. Adding a human touch automatically completes a photo.
4. Use the portrait mode
Available on all iPhone X and iPhone 7 models, the Portrait Mode is great for capturing local culture and for taking shots of you looking rather brooding while standing by the ocean. Ps. It’s probably what your mate Dave used when he took that shot of him looking all fly whilst standing on top of that pretty sick mountain in Asia.
5. Always use Burst Mode for action shots
The most difficult snaps to take are action shots –the ones that you try to take during sporting events. You know, the one where the footie player looks more like a blur than a person? Yeah, those are action shots. The best way to take these shots is by using the Burst Mode, which takes a number of photos in one go, leaving you with tons of options to choose from later.
6. Use your timer
Shots where only half the scenery and most of your arm are captured, no longer seem to be cool – that’s a shame. So, get with the trend and take a semi-decent photo of you and about three-thirds of the Eiffel Tower by popping your camera on a flat surface or tripod and setting up your self-timer.