Solo travelers are often able to create more visually stunning photos because they’re not working with a group and can take their time exploring their surroundings. Whether you’re an experienced photographer or just a beginner, here’s the advice I picked up from some of my favorite photographers so you can get amazing shots like these:.
According to statistics over 80% of the awe-inspiring photos we see on Instagram are taken with smartphones or entry-level cameras with kit lenses.
So if you don’t have a professional camera, don’t feel under pressure to buy one.
The photos on social media look so effortless and natural. Most however, have been set up down to the smallest detail.
If you’re shooting fashion on location, and you want to achieve a particular look. Print the pictures you want to copy or tear out from magazines so you can easily style and copy the photos on location.
If you have a friend taking pics for you, they can refer to the tear sheets and correct pose and angles.
The easiest way is to nail wardrobe and hair is to choose beautiful photos from social media and copy them as closely as possible.
Morning light and late afternoon light are the most flattering because it’s not directly over-head casting harsh shadows.
When the sun is low it will eliminate shadows and blow out your skin for a more flawless complexion.
If you’re taking photos during the day you are going to have to deal with harsh light. To eliminate unflattering shadows on your face, position yourself so you have some overhead cover.
For example- under an awning, a beach umbrella, a doorway, or a hut.
Solo travelers take amazing photos with selfie sticks.
I used to cringe at the mention of a selfie stick. If you feel the same way, my advice to you- get over it and start using this uncool little device with newfound love.
I have taken the most amazing photos surrounded by people. Are they rolling their eyes and calling me a goose? Absolutely! But ignore the world and get the awesome shot.
A tripod is essential. They come with a blue tooth remote, so easy for taking selfies and family pics. 50% of my travel photos have been taken using a tripod. It never leaves my bag. Many tripods double as a selfie stick.
Solo travelers would not be able to take amazing action photos without a GoPro, the King of the action cameras.
Jumping out of a plane? Scuba diving with stingrays? Making a surfing video?
A GoPro is essential for shooting any action selfies or underwater activities.
This mount can be used as a camera grip, extension arm, or tripod for ultra versatility for your GoPro.
There is such a massive array of camera gear out there it’s hard to decide what is worth investing for a travel camera.
I thought buying an expensive camera would give me amazing photographs but its not the case. Just like the best surfboard won’t make someone a pro surfer.
I rarely use my professional camera kit because it’s so large and I just don’t want the hassle of hauling it around when I’m traveling.
When you travel, it’s essential to have a camera that you don’t have to be precious about. I recently bought a Fujifilm camera, it’s small, made of metal, waterproof, and it’s a beautiful retro design.