Taking Artful Travel Photos


Found on Snapfish.com – This is a basic, but helpful, list of suggestions for taking artful travel photos.

How to take vacation photos with your digital camera that you’ll be proud to hang.

1artful-anglePlay with different angles
Even recognizable or frequently photographed locations can be even more eye-catching when you capture them from a fresh perspective. For example, shoot buildings looking up rather than straight on.
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Position your subject
To create more powerful photos, place the subject off-center and leave the rest of the frame empty. Imagine the shot divided into three sections (like a tick-tack-toe game).
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Use silhouettes
Put your subject between you and the setting or rising sun to create dramatic silhouettes-perfect for framing.
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Capture color
Look for the vibrant and unique colors. You can find them anywhere-shop displays, graffiti, even in farmers’ markets. Here, a storefront full of bags and scarves becomes a striking photo.
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Try black and white
The contrast of black and white accentuates lines, textures, and edges, making it a good choice for turning snapshots into dramatic photos.
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Snap signs and symbols
Landmarks, signs, and memorabilia can make for fun, creative photos. Look for opportunities to capture the flavor of your destinations-great for scrapbooking too.
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Display your memories
Show off your most memorable travel photos, and turn your home or office into a beautiful art gallery in the process.

It’s always nice to return from a trip and have photos to share with friends and family while you tell stories and relive moments of your time away.