5 easy tips to help you take your best vacation photos ever
No more saying cheese for cheesy vacation photos.
Yes, you want to cherish your memories of your getaway for forever. And, share your vacation shots on Facebook just in case your co-workers are wondering if you’re having the time of your life. You might even want to frame them so come one blustery, winter day you can look back and remember how that balmy beach and frozen cocktail.
You don’t want pausing for photos and waiting for the perfect shot to actually stop you from enjoying your vacation. So here’s 5 easy tips that will net you your best-ever vacation album.
Employ a mini-tripod: Sick of scouting out fellow tourists and asking them to take your photo (while secretly hoping they don’t run off with your photo while you’re striking a pose?). Buy a flexible mini-tripod to act as your personal photographer. You can mount it to a palm tree, monkey bar, rail — just about anything — and then set the timer on your camera. It also can act as a desktop tripod. (Wal-Mart, $12.87)
Frolic on the beach: There you are, sucking in your stomach while simultaneously trying to smile when a wave sneaks up, knocks you over and screws up the shot you were going to send in to Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition. Gosh. Hate it when that happens. Here’s a solution. Instead of taking a head-on beach photo, go ahead and frolick, jump for joy or tippy toe along the side of the pool or in the sand. The end result: Oh my gosh, I can’t believe my family caught me being so cute near the water and caught it on camera.
Capture natural moments and embrace the outtakes: Channel your inner paparazzi and catch your family members just being them — whether it be mid-laugh or while they’re looking in awe out over the boat. Sometimes, the best photographs are the ones that weren’t staged because they’ll call up good memories and capture human emotion.
Turn your photos into art: Get a sunset photo that you love? Or, how about your best-ever family photo? Turn your photo masterpiece into a work of art at Polaroid Fotobar. You can have your portraits professionally printed and framed with mats. Yup, even those photos you snapped with Instagram can be blown up into a 12 X 12 print.
Get a waterproof disposable camera: Have fun taking funny-face underwater shots. Take it with you on boat rides, fishing trips, snorkeling excursions and wade out into the ocean with it. The Fujifilm Quick Snap Waterproof Disposable camera is $6.27 at Wal-Mart.
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