How to Capture Travel Memories that will Last a Lifetime

How to Capture Travel Memories that will Last a Lifetime

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

As a traveller, you are liable to discover a number of hidden gems and secrets in the destinations that you are fortunate enough to visit. Take the UK city of Birmingham, for example, which has a staggering 35 miles of waterways and canals that weave thorough a largely industrial landscape. In contrast, Venice has just 26 miles of canals, despite the fact that this picturesque location is renowned as one of the most famous archipelagos in the Western world.

Given the unpredictability and diversity of landscapes across the globe, a digital camera is arguably the modern travellers’ best friend. After all, this enables you to capture these unique and unexpected views, while also allowing you to immortalise the magical moments that define your travelling experiences.

How to Capture the Perfect Picture and Immortalise your Travel experiences

With this in mind, it is crucial that you are able to effectively use a camera and capture your paradise holiday moments in real-time. Here are some tips for immortalising your travelling memories: –

  1. Focus on capturing Natural Shots

As any good photographer will testify, there is a world of difference between framing a specific shot and staging a setting. While the former capitalises on flair and modern innovation to produce compelling images, for example, the latter creates forced and unnatural pictures that convey neither fun or spontaneity.

This is to be avoided at all costs, so it is crucial to focus on capturing natural shots that are not at all staged or undertaken at the experience of a specific action or experience. Instead, try to use your instincts to determine when to take photographs, while relying on your technical knowledge and the in-built features of your camera to optimise the images in question.

Such an ethos should help you to achieve the ideal balance between capturing technically adept shots and creating memories that are reflective of your experiences.

  1. Take care of the Technical elements that make a great picture

In some respects, it may seem strange to talk about technical image elements in an age of advanced smartphone and digital cameras with exceptionally high resolution. These elements remain important if you are to capture a truly great photograph, so long as you understand them in detail and utilise them to your advantage.

Exposing the sensor on your camera to capture the picture can still enable you to optimise the final image, for example, while altering the white balance can also change the visual effect you are aiming for.

Of course, the majority of spontaneous travel memories are captured by smartphones, with selfies against a stunning backdrop increasingly popular. Lighting is extremely important in this instance, so it is important that you choose open shade or a soft, overcast environment rather than harsh, direct sunlight.

  1. Use Filters to get Creative with your Images

Similarly, filters are considered by some to be all-but obsolete on modern cameras, but there remain a select few that have genuine merit. This is particularly true if you wish to get creative with your images or add fun and unique elements to their appearance.

Some manufacturers make universal clip-on filters for camera phones, for examples, which facilitate hilarious image transformations and variable backdrops (including kaleidoscopes). There is even the option of utilising a polarizer, although this interesting effect can also be achieved by holding a sunglasses lens in front of the camera!

We hope these tips are helpful and enable you to capture the perfect holiday shot. If so, you will be able to immortalise your travelling memories long after the moment has passed!