When it comes down to it, our memories are ultimately what define us. World-renown French photographer, Marc Riboud, is famous for saying “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” Wherever you go, there is a potential fantastic shot available. Randall Dang, an accountant from Vancouver, understands this and takes his camera wherever he goes on his travels. You never know when you’re going to find that amazing shot. With that in mind, here are several tips for capturing the perfect picture when you travel:
Practice: You’re never going to get that perfect shot if you don’t carry your camera with you. Get in the habit of going out there with your camera and getting used to recording moments that inspire you. It might feel awkward at first, but, over time, you’ll learn to be less self-conscious and stay in the moment as you aim for that perfect shot.
Autofocus Is Just Fine in Most Cases: If you are just starting out, don’t worry about playing around with the focus features too much. The technology in cameras today is highly advanced, and autofocus is not nearly as bad as it maybe once was. Once you get the hang of it, you can try framing your shots at other angles to get a different perspective.
Be in the Moment but Be Prepared Too: The perfect shot may not be a spontaneous moment. In many cases, it won’t be actually. Instead, you’ll need to scout your location a bit and look around to see where you can get the best picture. It will be worth taking five minutes or so when you get a shot you may have not otherwise if you just aimed and shot.
The Sky Is Your Friend: Do you want to get a mesmerizing shot? Always point your camera slightly north to incorporate a blue sky n your frame whenever possible. You’ll be amazed by how much better the picture turns out.
You don’t have to be a famous photographer to take a great picture. Randall Dang is an accountant, not a photographer, but he still goes out there with his camera and so can you. Try it out the next time you go out and see where the camera takes you.