Are you going on vacation and want to get some great photos? Here’s how to feel selfie satisfied, and take the perfect pictures on vacation. P.S. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure for more information.
If you’re going on vacation alone, there are a few things that you’ll want: confidence, and perhaps a mini tripod. Plus, a plan!
What I mean by confidence, is the confidence to ask a stranger to take your photo. It can be uncomfortable, and it may not turn out to be what you want, but it’s much better to leave knowing you got what you wanted rather than regret not having asked later.
One thing I love to do is frame the photo. I’ll stand in a spot and hold the camera or phone up and picture someone in the frame. I do this before I ask someone to take the photo.
Then when I find a stranger, I’ll politely ask them to stand in that spot and show them how to hold the phone for the framing I’m looking for before I step into the photo. I may even say something like, “I’m going to stand there in the corner. Do you mind holding it like this to get that angle? Thank you so much!”
The second option is to take a device like a selfie stick or mini tripod. I have a small tripod with bendable legs so I can hook it onto things. It comes with a Bluetooth-operated remote control that hooks up to your phone. So you put the phone in the tripod, set it up, step into the frame and click! You have your photo.
That’s a great option if you’re with someone else too and you want them to be in the photo, and to have it look non-selfie style as well.
Lastly, you may want to go with a plan. I like taking spontaneous photos. But if I know I’m going to certain spots, I may look on Instagram or online to see what could be a cool photo opportunity while I’m there. This way, I have some ideas and then I don’t have to spend too long taking photos. That’s one thing I don’t love – spending more than 5 minutes on one photo.
So there you go, happy travels! Get those perfect pictures on vacation next time you’re away.