Remember to Photograph your Holiday

Written By Bianca Bouwmeeser Neumann On 15 Dec 2014

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Holiday time is here and many of you are going away. Most of you want to document your travels and, for the keen photographers, you want to take this time off to enjoy your holiday photography.

Here are a few tips to get you intentionally recording your holidays to turn your photography into wall art on your return. Make memories that last long after you’re back at work.

Top Tips for Taking Great Holiday Photos:

  1. Get creative, try putting your subject off-centre or challenge yourself with shallow depth of field shots using different aperture settings for your holiday photography.
  2. Zoom into the details, take time to focus on the little things and try filling your frame with your subject.
  3. Get up early, the morning light is beautiful and there’s no one around, you’ll have the world all to yourself.
  4. Look for reflections and other elements to add interest.
  5. Try some night shots. Don’t put your camera away after dark, if you don’t have a tripod then find something to lean on and photograph those Christmas lights!
  6. Try your flash outdoors to fill in when the natural light is harsh.
  7. If you don’t know where to start. Paul Snr recommends creating a holiday photography project for yourself, pick a theme or a subject matter and make a goal to photograph something different these holidays. Or choose one technical challenge per day e.g. experiment with shutter speed one day, and aperture the next.

Enjoy the change of pace this December. Use this time off, the visiting family and change of scenery for holiday photography and to create beautiful images for your walls, and wonderful photo gifts for loved ones in 2015.