Another reason to go on a holiday. Here’s one more reason to book a holiday soon…to practice your photography. Spending time with the people that matter most is all about building memories. Taking pictures may be an afterthought to some or to most, taken for granted with snapshots by simply documenting the event only to be reminisced long after the experience has past. Make most out of the moment by telling a story within the story. Use all the elements available to you in an image to show more about the holiday experience. Don’t be afraid to use your camera flash when you have no choice but to shoot under harsh lighting conditions, when at a beach at high noon. Make sure there’s something to look at when you compose for that shot, use your foreground, the subject and the background to convey a story, experiment with your exposure settings to show movement, drama or action and most important of all take your time. Allow some time to look around, slow things down, look for angles and absorb the view or the experience. Don’t rush it!
A holiday picture can be more than just an image of your family standing in front of a landmark or a view. You can use it to practice telling your story within a story. Parent warning: children may suffer from posing exhaustion while taking a good picture.