A Guide to Vacation Photos
Taking Pictures During Your Vacation
Vacationing is necessary! It’s the best way to take a break from all the daily hassles, workload, and to recharge your energy. Whether you’re vacationing locally, out of your hometown, or out of the country, there’s always one thing we all do…take photos! Taking photos during your vacation is a great way to document your travels with amazing and memorable images that you will be displaying in your home, and keeping in an album for family memories. I seriously hope you have albums of your photos and aren’t just saving them in your computer, external drives, or Facebook!
Photos and Memories for Generations to Come
I have tons of photo albums that my mom gathered with pictures of me, and our family, even before I was born! I’ve learned to do the same. I have many albums with all the pictures from my kids, family gatherings, parties, trips, and vacations. It’s such a wonderful way of reliving the best moments of our lives. So if you still have all of your images stored in your phone, and are still thinking about having some of them printed, please do! Pictures are treasures that we must keep for years to come. Don’t trust the digital technology for such important memories!
Tips for Best Vacation Photos
Have a camera with you. And by this, I am not referring to just your camera phone! Have an extra camera on hand.
Plan your shots ahead of time. The same way that you list all the things that you want to see during your vacation, list the shots that you will be taking while you are there (including any meal/food photos)! This is the best way to enjoy the most of your trip without being the whole time just taking pictures. Don’t miss out on the good stuff!
Take your family photos with your phone. I am a firm believer of building memories and maximizing quality time around my loved ones. For this reason, eliminating the hassle of getting your camera ready for a family moment, can be too much sometimes. I’d rather take a quick snap with my phone and give all my attention to enjoying the rest of the laughter and family moments.
Don’t ruin genuine moments. Pretty simple, don’t ruin the family moment just because you want to take a picture of everything that’s going on.
Ask people to take your photos. If you’re traveling solo, or just with your couple, feel free to ask people to take a ‘full picture’ of you! These are much more memorable than selfies and people are usually very friendly.
Disconnect from Social Media. I’ve personally been doing this for a while now and it’s the best choice I’ve ever made! I literally delete my Facebook app from my phone and since I will then have to log in through the mobile website, I’d rather not go through it. This way I’m not tempted to be sharing pictures continuously during my trip.
Print your photos! Make albums, scrapbooks, wall prints, anything. Just print them!
All these images were taken with my phone. Moments and memories that are truly meaningful to me and that did not require any distractions, or photo equipment, to make them valuable!
Remember, the best camera is the one that you have with you! Just learn how to use it without it being a major distraction during your family adventures and you will be able to have some amazing memories from your vacations.
Also, check out this post on How to Take Amazing Photos with Your Phone
Yanitza Ninett is a Lifestyle & Portrait Photographer based in Orlando, serving the Central Florida area, St. Augustine and Georgia. Her blog, Pieces of Me, features most of her work, along with photography tips, lifestyle sessions, personal experiences and travels. Yanitza Ninett documents Engagement Sessions, Beach Weddings, Seniors, Family Sessions & Boudoir. The YN Experience characterizes by giving an unforgettable photography experience along with professionalism and dedication. We are about telling stories...your story! Contact us for more info!