With travel offers better than ever, it’s no wonder we’re venturing farther afield, even when it comes to shorter mini-breaks. The best way to make those memories linger on long after you’ve come back to the UK is to capture them on camera. With deals on offer to cheap Sharm el Sheikh hotels giving you every opportunity to appreciate the setting sun, or even steal a weekend stay in Alcudia to take in a gorgeous sunrise over the Meidterranean, there’s no time like the present to jet off to the sun and get some great holiday snaps.
Here we take a look at some tips on how to make your shots stand out from the crowd. Tip One – Flash. Unnecessary as they may seem when shooting into the light, be warned that if you’re trying to incorporate a portrait shot of someone, they’ll need a little light themselves to make their features stand out. Without it their face will appear dark or even silhouetted. Tip Two – Is it a bird?
Be on the look-out for birds, as a little bit of sky traffic can add a great sense of depth and interest to the overall picture. Tip three – Reserve Judgment. Whilst the sun’s shining, the images when you click ‘review’ on your camera will appear darker than they really are, and viewing your LCD in the dark will have the exact opposite effect, making all your pictures look brighter than they actually are.
Because of the changing light conditions that occur during sunsets, resist the temptation to delete until you’ve had chance to view the results on your computer. Tip Four – Horizons. The most obvious mistake you can make is to shoot an uneven horizon.
You might have a bubble level on your camera, or even an electronic one if it’s a fairly modern model; either way, a tripod could come in handy. Also, if you’re trying to incorporate a portrait shot, be careful about where you place the horizon line. Steer clear of crossing it with the head and neck, and try and aim for the midriff instead.