It’s summertime and that means many families are amid family vacations. Whether you’re at Walt Disney World or San Francisco, you’ll want to take pictures of every possible moment. To look back at your vacation memories, you’ll want to ensure you have the best tips to photograph the adventures. As a professional photographer, I have an extensive amount of camera equipment to photograph a lot, however when I’m on vacation, I’m like you. I don’t want to take a lot of cameras or lens. The most important camera I have on vacation is my cell phone and my Canon Powershot ELPH 190.
This list of tips will help you improve your family vacation pictures while on your next family vacation.
Light is a powerful thing. Yes, having a camera is important, but if the necessary light isn’t available your family’s vacation pictures won’t be the best.
Have you ever taken a picture and the people are dark and the background is lite? This happens very often. The best way to prevent this is to avoid taking pictures with strong backlight. Example standing near a window and the person taking the picture is in front of you.
3. Take Pictures of Memorable Meals
When you go in family vacations, this usually means you’ll get to eat unique and unusual meals. Take pictures of those meals so you’ll be able to remember how it looked later.
4. Photograph Landmarks
Famous landmarks like the White House, Eiffel Tower, Tokyo Tower are all symbols of different locations. You’ll want to have pictures of those landmarks.
5. Your Family Members
Its your family vacation, so you want to photograph your family having fun and enjoying your vacation. Those candid moments will be the best memories of your trip.
Bonus: Definitely take pictures of things that catch your eye. I saw this picture, when we visited Paris and my husband and I had a big laugh. It was amazing just looking at the different wrappers.
So, while you’re on your family’s next vacation, don’t forget to use these tips to make it a memorable one. I would love to know some of your tips.
Hello, I'm Tamieka, the owner of and photographer behind Tamieka Smith Photography a Los Angeles family photographer and Northern Virginia/National Archives Promotion Ceremony photographer in Torrance, CA. I am happy you came to visit the blog! I hope you find inspiration and helpful tips. In addition, to a peek into my life as a family photographer.