It can be very tempting to snap a photo of everything that happens on your holidays, but you might be better served by thinking of your trip as a story and carefully selecting the most interesting moments to capture.
Photo by Lisa Bettany
Photographer Lisa Bettany recently took a birthday trip to Disneyland and shared some great tips for getting better holiday photos. Aside from being selective about the equipment you bring — so you're not lugging a ton of stuff around the entire trip — she recommends you be fairly selective about the photos you take. If you end up jumping on every photo op you come across you'll be posing for photos all day and see the rest of your trip through a lens. Being selective gives you the opportunity to not only experience your vacation personally, but better recognise those great moments that you want to remember. That's when it's time to pull out the camera.
Lisa suggests a couple of methods for recognising the right times to take photos and what subject matter to focus on. For one, think of your vacation as a story and the photos you choose as the most important moments in that narrative. Sometimes those moments are obvious things, like fireworks displays, or more mundane moments that made you smile, like a colourful array of candy. You'll end up with better photos simply by aiming to capture the best moments of your trip.
For more great tips on getting great holiday photos, be sure to check out Lisa's full post.
5 Tips for Taking Great Vacation Photos [Mostly Lisa]