Now, we all know that there’s plenty to love about travelling. Seeing new places, meeting new people, pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone and into areas of growth; life is good. It’s also true that in this day and age, travelling is nearly as much about the photographic evidence of the trip as it is anything else. But if these photographs are going to be around forever and ever, then you need to make sure that you’re looking your best in travel photographs.
Below we take a look at five easy for making sure all of your photos can be posted online without hesitation.
PICK THE RIGHT TIME OF DAY
All good photographs have one thing in common: the light is perfect. You might not have given us much consideration before, but the time of the day can have a dramatic effect on the quality of the photograph – and how you look in it. You could take two snaps, with the same pose and process, and they would look different if they were taken at different times of the day. For the best light framing, choose early morning or the evening; whenever the light is ‘soft,’ basically.
DRESS TO IMPRESS
Now we know that fashion isn’t always the most important thing when it comes to travelling. You’re moving from one city to the next, usually via a bus; you’re forgiven if you’re not wearing your best clothes. But when it comes to photos? That’s a different matter altogether. You’ll be well served by having an easy to throw on summer dress or something similar. If you think there might be photos coming, simply throw on the item and head out into the great outdoors for your photoshoot for looking your best in travel photographs.
HIDING THE NIGHT BEFORE
Of course, while travelling might be about all the cultural sights and the like, there’s also another side to the trip too – the nightlife! Yet while you’ll create plenty of fun memories as you wine and dine your way through the great cities of the world, it’s also true that those late nights are going to wreak havoc with your appearance the next day. That is, unless you’re ready to combat the signs of tiredness. Apply eye cream for dark circles, make sure you’re drinking plenty of water, and you’ll be set to looking your best in travel photographs. Though if you’re still feeling a little rough, then a splash in the cool sea will bring you back to life.
Hey, we’re not living in the past! There’s no reason to wait for a photograph to be developed before you see if it’s any good. It’s not a photoshoot if you’re only taking one more snap. Also, you basically have a mirror in your pocket at all times (your phone). Check yourself, your hair, and for any sun lotion, you haven’t yet rubbed in. Looking good? Go.
EDIT, RINSE, REPEAT
Finally, remember you have one more weapon at your disposal when you’re at home; the editing feature. Even a quick Instagram filter can hide those blemishes.