Travel Diary

Immortalise your most beautiful holiday memories

Whether it’s city breaks, beach or adventure holidays - all kinds of travel destinations offer countless subjects for a photo book. Immortalise your personal memories and your travel stories in bound form.

1. Planning is everything!

2. Taking meaningful photos

3. Give the camera to someone else

4. Immortalise your photos in a personal travel diary

5. Create great decorative elements for your home with your photos

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1. Planning is everything!

Tell a story with your travel photos and plan your photo book even before your trip. Which stories do you want to tell and which photos do you need for this? Should the final result mainly show beautiful landscape photos or the funniest moments with friends and family? Whatever you decide: start taking photos while you’re still at home! Whether it’s the plane ticket, a half-packed suitcase orphotos on board the plane, as these memories in particular give your story a common thread.

2. Taking meaningful photos

Sights and everyday life

Your camera is often pulled out where others do so too: an exciting city’s historical spots and picturesque beaches are wonderful settings after all. But to let a sight shine in a new light it’s worth pausing briefly and thinking about other possibilities:try out new, unusual perspectives. Go there early in the morning or late in the evening. Play with the way the light falls or use bad weather now and again to achieve beautiful effects. By the way, everyday life in a foreign place is also a popular scene for picture stories: people on the Metro, at the weekly market or street art show a city’s refreshing and personal perspective and also tell a story.

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Don’t take too many photos

With today’s technology, you can take photos at any time and everywhere and it’s just the battery’s life that might possibly cause concern. There is usually plenty of space for photos. Despite this, it is wonderful to select these special moments carefully. You don’t have to reach for your camera with every beautiful moment: capturing one special, delicious evening meal is enough, you don’t have to photograph every one. Staging a sunset in photos is exciting but then capturing each one on a trip is almost too much of a good thing. So you can safely leave your camera in its case now and again and simply enjoy the moment.

3. Give the camera to someone else

My secret tip: usually just one person takes the photos on holiday, who is then rarely seen in the photos themselves. Sharing the photography among the familymembers and friends is not just fun but also produces other angles. As adults and children see the world from different perspectives. Ask strangers on the street to take a photo of you now and again – or give the camera to your children! Then collate all the photos at the end of your holidays and be surprised by the special memories that have been created.

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Get creative

To give your personal travel diary a special touch, you can also stick in entry tickets or train tickets from the country you travelled to. If you went to several places, insert a map and mark your route. Beautiful illustrations typical of the country bring freshness to your travel diary. You can also really easily edit photosonline nowadays, for example your landscape photos may look more elegant in black and white or you can insert an inspiring saying that sums up the moment for you in words.

 

The best choice for a personalised photo book is the photo book Deluxe (our bestseller with high-quality digital printing) or photo book Premium photo paper (flat inside pages made of premium photo paper and lying flat – perfect for photos over both pages)

5. Create great decorative elements for your home out of your photos

It doesn't always have to be a photo book, you can also create great memories from digital photos. Whether you prefer a classic frame on the wall or a funny photo wall of memories, you can bring some of the holiday feeling home with you. Make the most of your holiday photos! As wouldn’t it be a shame if your photos were just forgotten on the mobile phone or the camera?

Do you still need some inspiration? Then download the ifolor travel photography e-book and read more useful tips on travel photography.

Samira

Samira Hammami

Samira is actually an art history student, but she has always had a passion for writing. It all started with small blog articles about her biggest hobby: traveling.
Now she writes about all sorts of creative aspects of life, and for some time she has also been supporting ifolor with her articles. Because she is most drawn towards reporting she is especially happy to be starting a master degree course in Cultural Journalism in September.

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