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Capturing Holiday Memories for Eternity

Tips for great travel photos

If you love travelling, you can tell everyone else about your exciting experiences and the thrilling places you’ve been to. They’ll be more impressed if you can showcase it all with unique photos. Here, you’ll find some tips to take interesting holiday pictures right away. You can then use your best snapshots to create a personalised travel photo book as a beautiful keepsake! Tip: a personalised photo book or photo product is also ideal as a little, creative gift for your fellow travellers.

Cell Phone Camera or Zoom Lens for Travel Photography

Selfies have become the classic holiday picture. Whether you’re in the city, on the beach, or in the mountains, a selfie captures you in your holiday moment. The smartphone has become our daily companion and more and more travellers are reaching for their mobile phone camera to take their souvenir photos. Most models are very powerful and also handy and lightweight. This makes it easy to capture crisp holiday impressions.

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Selfies are in vogue – whether on your travel or at home.

But one disadvantage of the mobile phone camera is the more modest zoom performance and a weaker flash. If you want to capture objects in focus far away, then you need a compact camera with a zoom lens. With it, you can take sharp photos from other perspectives and angles without having to wonder what the photo is supposed to show. So, if you know in advance that you would like to photograph numerous objects from a distance (for example, when you go on safari), then you should definitely consider taking a digital camera along with your mobile phone. Here, the extra baggage is definitely worth it for taking impressive photos.

The Destination as Inspiration

On holiday, you automatically discover new, exciting places and capture unique moments that are probably often lost in everyday life – through these new travel impressions alone, photographers always gain new inspiration for exciting motifs and creative ideas on how to impressively stage them. 

Popular destinations attract countless tourists, so it can be difficult to find a quiet moment when a landmark can be photographed undisturbed. To avoid this, it is worth getting up early. In the early morning hours, the streets in most holiday regions are still deserted and the light of the rising sun will create a special atmosphere for your photo. In general, the low morning and evening sun lends a more atmospheric light than the bright sunshine at midday, making it perfect for effective photos. In this post, we’ve gathered some tips and tricks on how to capture the most beautiful light in your photos!

Even if it rains on your holiday, don’t let that discourage you! A rain jacket or simple rain poncho will keep you dry as you continue to explore the area. You’ll be able to capture unique shots even in rainy conditions. Deliberately invite the rain into your images! Search for cloud formations or exciting reflections – the sea looks stormier when it rains. Together with dimmed light, this will create a very special mood in the picture.  

Holiday Photography – Dare to take photos in the rain.

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If the lighting conditions are not ideal, it also becomes a bit trickier with the photography. Have a look at our tips for shooting in low light.

Discovering the World with New Eyes

Perceive the world with different eyes and slip into new perspectives to discover what’s special in foreign places. There are always small and big differences to your everyday life. Your photos can reveal exciting details about the culture of the region.

For example, summer in European cities is a great time to go exploring and also to capture interesting snapshots of street life: street musicians playing on corners, artists out and about, small stores displaying their wares in their shop windows in a particularly appealing way – and all in front of the colourful diversity of old and new architecture and eye-catching street art. You’ll quickly get impressive snapshots that you definitely never expected!

Need a special wall decoration, which definitely no one else has? Then use your most beautiful picture for it! Your snapshot will not only look great as a large photo canvas in your living room, but will also always remind you of your favourite holiday moment!

Great photo motives can be found everywhere, if you keep your eyes open during your vacation.

Setting the Right Focus

When you travel, you’re bombarded with all kinds of impressions. But don’t forget to include yourself and your fellow travellers in your photos as well. Often at the end of the trip you might find a vast range of beautiful photos of sights and landscapes, but just a few of the actual photographer. Any landscape, no matter how breathtaking, will become even more interesting when you include someone in the picture.

A portrait photo is the classic way of linking people and their surroundings. But there are plenty of other, more creative solutions: someone walking in the distance or a beautiful back can add that special something to a photo. In doing so, you’ll create unique holiday photos of you and your fellow travellers, capturing your trip in every detail.

So, what are you waiting for? Experience your holiday destination with all your senses and record your experiences in a personalised travel photo book.

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If you want more photography tips, check out our blog posts.

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