Don’t Overlook the Importance of Vacation Photos

Capturing vacation memories via pictures is a way to remember times spent with your friends and family as you revel in vacation splendor. If you are like me, you may not give much though to taking the pictures. Opting, instead, to simply capture the moment before it is lost only to get home and wonder what I was thinking when I snapped a blurry shot of my kids at the beach. Moment lost.

CameraBecoming a great photographer takes practice and expertise but that doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t take better pictures while on vacation. A recent article goes over some basic photography techniques to capture cherished vacation shots. Personally, it seems like candid photos are the majority of my pics when staying at For Heaven’s Sake and, in particular, natural, non-staged photos that capture the person in the moment. Tips for taking candid photos of people is a simple post on how to capture those in-the-moment pics. The best takeaway I had, and will definitely use next time I am on the beach in South Walton, was Enjoy the process:

Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. An empty memory card can be as terrifying for a photographer as a blank piece of paper (or empty computer screen) is for a writer.

I find myself stressing over the perfect shot to capture the vacation. Kind of the opposite of why we go on vacation…to relax. I pack the camera for every trip down to For Heaven’s Sake as it presents more than enough opportunity for photographs. This article will accompany the camera bag next time. How do you go about getting vacation photos? I am looking forward to tips!


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