Five Secrets for Taking Perfect Holiday Snaps

Holidays are great, they give you the chance to unwind, relax and test out your photography skills. Whether you’re going on a relaxing beach holiday or a thrill seeking adventure, you might want to take back some great photos with you to share with family and friends.

Here are five ways to make sure you get the perfect holiday snaps.

Be Balanced

Shaky hands mean shaky images and most good digital cameras will have a stabilization mode which can help to reduce this. You could make your photos so much better by being aware of your movements. You don’t necessarily need to take a tripod with you, but a wall or solid surface could really help achieve stability and balance when positioning your camera.

Try Something Different

Group snaps are inevitable with everyone typically clustered around a table or in a bar, but you could make them so much more interesting if you really pick your locations. Think of some interesting backgrounds and scenes so that when you get home you can tell these are holiday snaps and not from any old place.

Get to Know Your Camera

If you have a digital camera with lots of fun features, why not take the time on the plane or whilst travelling to experiment with them? This way, when it comes to taking some great night shots or sunrise photos, your camera will not let you down.

Get Snappy Happy

One of the best things about digital cameras is that you can take as many photos as you want without having to worry about taking the best photographs. Make the most of your time overseas and take as many photos as possible; you can delete the ones you don’t want when you’re home.

Focus

Most cameras have auto focus but you could make an image much more interesting by adjusting the focus. You can move the subject away from the image by taking focus off it or lock focus onto the main subject and have the background blurred. Changing the focus is usually in the manual settings and is just one of the secrets to taking the perfect holiday photo.

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