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Knowing How To Take Great Photographs While On Vacation

Nov 22, 2007
Pictures and photographs from a vacation capture the fun and memorable times you may have had with friends, a lover or with family. You don't have to be a well-renowned photographer to capture great pictures, but there are certain tips that you could use to take better photos when the next vacation trip comes along.

Before you leave for your trip, ensure that you have the equipment you will need to take memorable pictures. If you are using the traditional camera, do not forget to bring extra film and batteries. With regards to the film, the film speed will be an important consideration. The faster the film speed, the faster the film responds to light. The chosen speed of your film will totally depend on where most of the pictures will be taken. If you will be taking outdoor pictures, a low speed would be preferable. If it would be more of indoor or dim areas, you will want faster film speed. If you will be opting for a digital camera, make sure that you have ample memory space and you don't forget to bring extra memory sticks.

Your bags go through x-ray machines as airport personnel scan for its contents. Contrary to what people say, you don't have to worry as the x-ray machine cannot destroy your camera film. What should worry you more would be if you were to place your camera inside your checked-in luggage that could be improperly handled when being loaded and unloaded from the plane. It is recommended that you bring your camera on your carry-on bag.

When you are about to take pictures, you have to consider the surrounding's lighting and composition. Two of the best times to take pictures would be during the morning before the sun gets strong or late in the afternoon as the sun is about to set. During these times, the sun does not overpower your picture. But of course, you cannot just miss out the moments in between these hours. Always bear in mind that when you are taking a picture, the sun should be behind you. When taking indoor pictures, ensure that there is ample lighting.

Taking a photograph is not just point and shoot and centering the object of focus. It is essential that you frame the picture on the camera's viewfinder. To improve the look of you picture you can apply the rule of third. This can really give a great picture when it comes to landscapes. Here, instead of putting at the center the object of focus, the object can be situated on a line that would intersect the picture on a third.

Improve your pictures' point of view by trying to take them at different angles. When taking pictures, instead of letting your subjects pose which can be boring, you can capture them in action. Candid shots often produce the best photos. Pictures look way better when the subjects are more natural.
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