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How to Take Better Vacation Photos

How to Take Better Vacation Photos

Are you planning to travel around the world this year? Maybe you’re planning a trip to the coast for the weekend. No matter where your travels take you, you’ll want to document the journey by taking vacation photos. These travel photography tips will help you take your family vacation photos to the next level. 

Creative Compositions
When you walk up on that national monument or breathtaking landscape scene, it’s easy to just lift up your camera and Tamron lens from and snap that vacation photo. Instead, try taking the time to think outside of the box before you shoot. Enhance your image by using some creative composition. When shooting a family member in front of the Grand Canyon, use the Rule of Thirds to offset them from the center of the frame. Make the colors on your vacation photos stand out by getting creative using contrast with your composition.


Try Unique Angles
Getting “the” vacation photo of the trip may require you to get your hands dirty, literally. Taking vacation photos looking straight at the subject can get boring. Shooting from below, above or from the side can create a unique vacation photo. Capturing these vacation photos may require you to get really creative with your shooting positions. Try shooting your vacation photos when lying on the ground, crouching down, climbing up on a stone wall and aiming your camera and lens down. Want a really interesting vacation photo? Try shooting a vacation photo of a subject on land from the water right at water level. Just make sure you use a waterproof camera with vacation photography!


Fill the Fame
You want to make sure the subject of your vacation photo is absolutely clear to the viewer. The best way to do this is by filling the frame from edge to edge with the subject. Filling the frame will also help eliminate the distracting items or clutter that aren’t needed to emphasize your vacation photo’s subject. If you are taking your vacation photos from a distance, filling the frame may require the use of a zoom lens.

Straight and Clear
You probably already know how well a tripod from works to avoid camera blur with your vacation photos. But are you aware that a tripod can also help keep your vacation photos on the straight and narrow? For the best vacation photos of landscapes, buildings, monuments, and anything actually, you want to make sure you’re lining up the tilt of your camera with the natural lines in the image. The best way to stabilize yourself before taking a vacation photo is to lean against something sturdy while holding your Osmo Pocket Touchscreen Handheld 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer Camera from If you’re using a DSLR or mirrorless camera to take your vacation photos, use a tripod to ensure clear and straight vacation photos.


Whether you’re planning a trip to the mountains, the beach, Africa or Antarctica, these tips will ensure you return with better vacation photos!

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