5 Tips for Taking Fun, Travel Photographs
We’ve all sat through a friend or family member’s photo album from a recent vacation and feigned interest at looking at 100 photographs of them standing in front of some landmark and making that same smiling face over and aver again. After the 3rd photo, they all start to look the same. BORING!
Not my photo album.
If you want to impress your friends, relive your vacation memories and laugh all over again, take fun pictures. Here are some of my favorite tips taken on a recent trip to Philadelphia and Washington D.C.
1. Make a Funny Face
Yes the posing, smile face is nice, but too many of those will quickly bore your audience. Surprise them with an unexpected grimace, wide-eyed grin, or quizzical look.
Question: How many people have a photo of themselves smiling in front of the Liberty Bell?
Answer: Everyone that goes there.
But how many have a photo of themselves like the one above? Significantly fewer. If anything, it certainly got your attention, didn’t it?
The funny face pose happens to be my “signature look” at adventureswithben.com You’ll find it everywhere.
2. Pose Like The Statue
Here’s the famous Rocky Statue at the base of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Don’t stand in front of it with your hand around the shoulder of your travel partner! Show those muscles and stand triumphant.
3. Pose Like A Statue
Washington D.C. loves statues. They are everywhere and of everyone – except me. So inside the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building, I decided to create a statue of myself. Who says I’m narcissistic?
4. Take a Forced Perspective Photo
The iconic forced perspective photos are pinching the Taj Mahal and pushing up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. But if a trip to Italy and India is out of your budget, use your imagination and find a creative way to highlight whichever landmark you’re visiting.
5. Use a Prop
Whether it’s an over-sized dollar bill, a funny hat, or a unique backdrop, a prop will make your photos stand out amongst all the others.
So Make it Fun
Next time you’re having an adventure and about to click the shutter ask yourself, “is this a fun photo, or could it be better?” For more fun travel pictures ideas, I’ve created a photo album of Fun Travel Photos on my Facebook Fan Page.
What tips do you have to take fun, travel photographs? Share by commenting.
I’ll see you out there…!