Here are ten tips for taking sightseeing pictures when you on a day trip or vacation. These tips will help you get the most out of your picture-taking and you will enjoy them more.
Scroll down for example from some of our previous trip to Mystic Seaport in Connecticut.
Tip Number 1: Take pictures of signs
They will help you remember where you were and make great intros to slideshows, albums and scrapbooks.
Tip Number 2: Capture the details
Take some close-ups. Zoom in on small things you might not otherwise notice and take time to photograph the extras that tell the story – muses, food, maps, your dinner.
Tip Number 3: Get inspiration from others
Look to see what everyone else may be taking photos of: others might have found a great view or subject, learn from them.
Tip Number 4: Look down – foot shots
There are interesting things on the ground, landmark seals, city drain covers – get your feet in the shot so you remember everyone that was there.
Tip Number 5: Look back
For a fun shot, run ahead of the group and look back to take the shot.
Tip Number 6: Look for photo opps
Have fun – pose with statues or look for reflective surfaces to capture yourself.
Tip Number 7: Look for themes
Take pictures of things you enjoy, like a collection – cupcakes, dogs, little cars, palm trees
Tip Number 8: Try a different angle
Try shooting straight up at a building or down from the top of a lighthouse. Hold the camera over your head and take a shot looking up at the camera.
Tip Number 9: Get in the shot
Make sure you can tell you were on the trip too and use a small tripod to get the entire group in the photo, including you.
Tip Number 10: Be prepared
Do some research ahead of time for ideal photo ops, bring extra batteries and memory cards. There’s nothing like having your camera die on you at the opportune time.
These photo tips are from Kodak. For more photography tips visit Kodak’s Tips & Projects Exchange at exchange.kodak.com
Check out some of our photos using some of the very techniques we discussed above.