If you’re packing your bags and heading on spring break in the next few weeks, you’ll no doubt be capturing some photos of your adventures. Thanks to advances in wide angle lenses, amateur photographers are able to get better pictures than ever before. We have some tips that can help guide your vacation photography. As you pack your suitcase and your camera keep these pointers in mind, and you’ll have vacation photos you’ll treasure forever!
Put the camera down
Don’t shoot every single second of your vacation. Capturing the important and impressive moments using the Sigma Art 35mm Wide-Angle Lens for Sony from Beachcamera.com will produce the most memorable photos. In other words, don’t spend all of your time snapping the shutter. Get to know the locals, the food and the sights, and photograph the moments that you cherish the most.
Go for the gold
Many people in the South tend to migrate toward the beach for spring break, which means you can pretty much imagine the standard pics that will start springing up on social media: Kids making sandcastles, perfectly painted toes in the sand, cocktails on the beach, and the all-important surf-side sunset. If you want your beach pics to really stand out, try to be out early in the morning or later in the afternoon with your Canon EF 16-35mm Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Full Frame Lens to take advantage of the golden hours.
Composition is key
Make sure you’re relaying to viewers what you see through your Nikon NIKKOR Z 35mm Mount System Mirrorless Wide Angle Prime Lens from Beachcamera.com without having to tell them. If you have to tell someone what’s great about the photo, it’s probably not that great of a photo. That said, frame up your shot so that it’s capturing what you find so beautiful about it in the first place. And remember the rule of thirds, which can be described as picturing a nine-square grid on your image. Place the subject of your photo at either the one third or two thirds mark, horizontally or vertically, and it will create a more compelling shot. This approach draws viewers into the composition of the photo versus just having them stare at the center of the frame.
Choose your subject
Choosing the subject of an image is always the hardest part of photography. A common mistake many photographers make is that they just start snapping photos without identifying the subject. Avoid this pitfall by identifying the subject and assessing how best to photograph it. Focus on that subject using the Canon EF 75-300mm F4-5.6 III Lens + 64GB Wide-Angle & Telephoto Ultimate EOS Lens Kit, then look at how the light and background are affecting the subject. Do you need to get closer? Is the background distracting? Does the light enhance your subject? Use a discerning eye and ask yourself these questions, and your photographs will no doubt reflect that more thoughtful approach.
Select the right camera setting
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, understand the camera and its many settings. However, for amateur photographers, auto is a great setting because you’re not spending all your time thinking about settings. In auto mode, the camera does all the adjustments for exposure and color balance.
Enjoy your travels, capture beautiful photos and make lasting memories!