What would a vacation be without pictures? How sad when your treasured vacation pictures come out blurry or discolored with dark images or washed out backgrounds. With just a few simple tips you can be assured that your next vacation will be remembered for decades to come in the pictures you take. Here are just a few ways to take great pictures.
One common problem with picture taking is timing. When do you take the perfect picture? Do you have to get up at the crack of dawn to avoid those glares of midday? Do you have to wait all day to take that perfect shot in the evening or worse, miss out because of your schedule? None of these things have to be an issue. However, it is well established that early morning and late evening provide the clearest pictures you can get without having an education in photography.
You may choose to forgo the learning of new things and just stick to the early morning or late evening pictures. If you do, evening pictures are your best shot at being the most perfect. Glares from the sun are usually blocked by trees, mountains etc., but your window of opportunity is very short.
The morning hours can provide a fresh look to your pictures. However, you may encounter fog, moisture issues from the leftover dew or even frost depending on the time of year. Another issue is the earliness of the hour. Many people aren’t early enough morning people to take advantage of that small window for great pictures. It’s almost as if you need to have your tripod ready and your tent nearby as you await the morning fully dressed and ready to start shooting your favorite vacation spots. This just isn’t practical for most people.
The accompanying video gives tips on how to take those midday pictures that normally don’t turn out the way you envisioned. Most modern cameras are almost fail safe when it comes to compensating for glares, darkened or even washed out photos, so you have the option to just rely on technology and pray it all works out. Whatever approach you decide to take to ensure great vacation pictures, just be sure to take them. Have extra batteries, chargers, memory sticks or whatever your camera requires with you and come home with priceless memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime.