How to take the perfect Insta-holiday snap

Sharing photos of your holiday on social media is a great way for your friends and family to keep track of where you are in the world. But what if you wanted to turn your Instagram feed into more of a travel-inspiration board of beautiful holiday snaps? I’ll show you how:

    1. Take your scenery shots horizontally
      If you’re trying to capture the landscape, it’s best to take your photo horizontally to ensure you capture as much of it as possible. If you’re struggling to get something within the frame, try standing further back. There’s no point in taking a photo if you’re not capturing the whole thing anyway!
    2. Choose your angles
      If you want to capture a photo from a new perspective or you just want to capture the scenery to the highest standard, know your angles. You might need to get down and dirty to capture that phot but it’ll be worth it when you’ve managed to capture something beautiful.
    3. Focus
      Most smartphones now have the ability to focus on the subject by simply tapping the screen. This creates depth of focus in your images and turns a photo of a city skyline into a dimensional photo of background, skyscrapers and more.

Reykjavik 😍 . . #PostcardstoSydney #Iceland #travel #holiday #cityscape #reykjavík #wheniniceland @wakeupreykjavik

A post shared by Ashley Diterlizzi 🤓 (@ashditerlizzi) on Sep 27, 2016 at 3:03pm PDT

    1. Lighting is important
      No doubt you’ve tried taking a photo at night and found that the image is pixilated and blurry. Or maybe you’re someone who struggles to avoid shadows and glare during the day? Try shooting in the morning or evening for softer natural light and never shoot looking into the sun.
    2. Use your surroundings to create symmetry
      A photo of the mountains between the trees looks better if the shot is framed by some branches or tree leaves. Be sure to use the space around you to make the subject more symmetrical. It’s also important to remember the rule of thirds. Try turning on the grid function of your camera so you can line things up.

Another beautiful day in Iceland. 😍❤ #LostInIceland . . #PostcardstoSydney #Iceland #travel #holiday #boat #water

A post shared by Ashley Diterlizzi 🤓 (@ashditerlizzi) on Oct 1, 2016 at 6:15am PDT

  1. Forget the filters
    I know, I know. You’ve been told time and time again that filters improve the quality of a photo but that’s not the case for me. I find that adjusting the brightness and saturation is enough to achieve a crisp and clear holiday photo.

How do you capture the best holiday snap? Let me know in the comments below!

And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @ashditerlizzi

Ash
xx

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