How To Capture And Relive Your Vacation Memories
By: Alice Murray
When you’re on vacation, it’s easy to forget about capturing the moment. Whether you’re soaking up the sun on a sandy beach, taking to the snowy slopes on a skiing trip, or camping under the stars, you’re determined to enjoy the luxury of a few stress-free days. and sometimes, this means forgetting to take photos of those priceless vacation moments to share with your family and friends back home.
We get it. You’re ready to switch off, relax and unwind. But you also need to spend your time wisely if you want photos of your trip.
Now, we like to think of ourselves as valuable players in the digital photo game, which is why we’ve put together some top tips on how to take vacation photos and how to guarantee that your vacation memories are unforgettable. Read on!
How To Take Vacation Photos
You’ve spent a long time planning your dream vacation and an even longer time driving, boarding trains or flying to get there, so of course, you want to capture your trip in all its glory.
But how can you show off your holiday of a lifetime when your photos simply don’t do it justice?
Taking the perfect vacation pictures doesn’t have to be a challenge. Even if you don’t have an expensive digital camera, high-quality photos can still be taken on most smartphones – which makes it even easier to share a few snapshots on Instagram while you’re away!
It sounds simple, but shooting in good light is the most valuable tool at your disposal when it comes to photography.
With natural lighting, timing is everything, and the best times of day to chase the light with your camera lens are sunrise and sunset.
In busy vacation destinations that are usually packed with tourists, you’ll also find these times of day are the most peaceful, giving you that extra bit of ‘me’ time.
Getting adventurous with angles is crucial, and you’ve got to grab photo opportunities with both hands – even if that means hiking to the top of a mountain to get a birds-eye-view shot or burying yourself in the sand to get a perfect close-up of the ocean.
The best vacation photos give their viewers a chance to completely immerse themselves in your journey. Conveying connections through photos is what it’s all about, and capturing those ‘caught in the moment’ candid camera angles is the most effective way to do this.
Have you ever felt a bit disappointed while going through the photos you’ve taken? Either the brightness is too high, the saturation isn’t balanced, or the contrast is wrong. Luckily, there are several handy smartphone apps you can use that will quickly solve any problems.
Picture editing can be daunting if you’ve never experimented with it, but once you’ve had a play around with some basic tools, it’ll become second nature and your photos will look completely refreshed!
Make The Most of Social Media
Taking pictures is one thing, but sharing them with the world is another. With platforms like Instagram and Pinterest, anyone can be a professional photographer. Even if it’s just a hobby, having all your vacation pictures in one place gives you the opportunity to build a following online and share your thoughts and ideas with likeminded people.
You can even set up a ‘highlights’ reel on Instagram, so your vacation pictures can be easily accessed and viewed as a full story.
What To Do With Vacation Photos
When your vacation comes to end, it’s natural to feel a bit gloomy. You’ve waited all year for that dream vacation, and then it’s over in the blink of an eye. But one way to beat the holiday blues is to weigh the positives. Your vacation may be over, but what you’re left with is a wealth of new memories, knowledge and most importantly, photos.
But what to do with vacation photos is entirely up to you. You can share them on social media, print them for a canvas board, or get imaginative with a photo album.
An inspiring way to combine all of this is to view, display and share your photos with a network of family and friends on a digital photo frame. Nixplay’s range of smart digital displays has reinvented the way you look back at your vacation memories letting you connect instantly to your social media channels and create the perfect keepsake for every occasion.
What Is The Best Way To Organize Photos?
Sometimes you’d take such a variety of vacation pictures on your trip that they start to become a little muddled.
The best way to organize photos is to first categorize them into albums or folders on your smartphone or camera. Maybe you’ve got several family vacation photos that you want to separate from all the scenic beach sunset shots. Or perhaps you want to divide your vacation selfies from your tropical palm tree photos.
A tidy photo collection leads to a tidy mind, and Nixplay’s photo displays give you unlimited photo playlists and albums, allowing you to organize your photos in a few easy clicks.
So, whatever type of vacation you’re planning, make sure you don’t forget the camera!