The holidays provide plenty of fantastic photo opportunities, and even the least photo-inclined will be reaching for a camera to capture some posed and candid shots. So, why not use these tips to help create the perfect holiday photos of your short breaks for families in Norfolk or Suffolk?
Take a Step Back
When travelling on holiday, the primary goal as a photographer is to see the sights. You are likely to come across several breath-taking views you will want to cherish, and this means snapping a couple of photographs. Forget about the zoom, and try to get in as much of the landscape into the shot as you can. Why not also take a step back and go for a panoramic shot, so you can capture as much of the view as you can on camera?
Focus on the Faces
While scenery shots are great for remembering the places you have seen, don’t forget about snapping pictures of the people you are with. Avoid obvious poses in front of things, and try to get some candid shots instead, as they can turn out much better and more personal. Don’t be scared about getting in a bit closer too – capturing the eyes can make an average photo have depth and emotion!
Tilt the Camera
If you are trying to photograph something a little larger, don’t be afraid of changing your stance of the angle of the camera to fit everything within the frame, or keeping everything symmetrical and perfectly aligned to the centre. This can make for some fun holiday snaps, but remember, when it comes to a sunset, the horizon should be level and straight!
Let the Kids Have a Go
Whether this means giving the kids some disposable cameras or giving them a kid-friendly digital camera, letting your kids have a go at snapping some holiday snaps can result in something different. They may end up finding a new way to take a picture, or focusing on something you never thought of. Just don’t be too upset when your five-year-old takes a better photo than you!
Lighting is Everything
Photography is painting with light, so having quality lighting is very important. Bright sunlight at noon is very different from the soft tones of the late afternoon sun. Be aware of the different emotions that the right lighting can evoke, and harness it in your photos. Backlighting, too, can create for interesting silhouettes, and strip everything down to the basic form.
The opposite to our first point of getting in the shot, it is also good to zoom in close and get the details. For example, a building with carvings and detailed architecture is good to photograph up close. This means you get the finer aspects of what you are looking at, and the photograph is a reminder of why you found the building so attractive in the first place.
If you have found these tips useful, take a look at other posts on our blog where we share tips and guides on all aspects of your holiday!