August 21, 2017

How Good are Your Travel Photos?

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I’m not going to lie. I am not a photographer. I am not a scrapbooker. I don’t even print out pictures that I take, nor do I upload them to Snapfish or Shutterfly (note to self that I should be doing this since we’ve lost two cameras – and all the photos on them — in the last couple of years). I wish I knew how to take good photos, and this is the year I’m going to make it happen.

My husband recently bought us a new camera, a Nikon 1 J1 digital camera. It’s a very nice camera, but you know I have no idea what to do with it. Fortunately, my German au pair loves photography so I’ve enlisted her to study up on the camera and give me at tutorial (fortunately she was more than happy to do so), which I’m hoping to enjoy on Sunday.

While learning how to use a camera is key, it’s just as important to know how to take a good picture. You know, like when to use the flash, when not to use the flash, the best times of day to take photos, etc. So I scouted around the web for some great tips and advice to help you take better travel pictures. Here are a few of my favorite articles and posts.

Budget Travel: 4 Ways to Find the Best Views for Travel Photos

Photo.net: 10 Tips to Improve Point-and-Shoot Travel Photography

Reader’s Digest: 9 Secrets to Taking Great Travel Photographs

Phototuts+: 7 Tips for Taking Travel Photos Like a Pro

Seattle’s Travels: 10 Tips for Taking Great Travel Photos

Startle: Surprisingly Simple Tips for Great Travel Photos

So, tell me, are you an avid photographer or are you like me, and lacking in adequate photography skills? I promise you by the end of the year, I will get better, so I’m definitely excited to be taking on this journey toward photo super-stardrom (or at least photo adequacy).

Photo Credit: Chris

Disclaimer: This post contains a link to an affiliate. Further, the views and opinions expressed in this blog post are purely mine. 

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