Gone are the days we would go to the store and buy a reel of film for a camera. For some of you, that sentence might even be the equivalent of foreign words, but the art of picture taking was a long, drawn out process. Like everything these days, photography is instant, delete-able, and filtered for glory at a flattering angle. These are the top techniques for standing out with your vacation snaps.
Send in the Drones
Drones are taking over the world! They’re being used for everything from shutting down airports to smuggling supplies into prisons. If you’re not so much into being illegal, they also make pretty nifty photographers. It used to be a case of go big or go home. These days it’s more go high or go home. As tech advances, so the price becomes ever more affordable for the average Joe, and taking your buddy drone on vacation isn’t just a thing for Sci-Fi books. Going on a vacation to Phuket? No problem, make space for the drone and your aerial photography in Thailandwill give you an angle on your vacation you never thought possible.
Stick it to the Selfies
Selfie sticks made their name a couple of years ago, but they really came into their own for the lone traveler out seeking adventure, who wanted to get themselves in the scene to prove they did indeed visit a pyramid. Go Pro cameras went hand in hand with the stick, being sturdy little travelers and mountable on everything including the kitchen sink.
Most people these days carry a smartphone with them everywhere. With every new iteration comes a new boast of a few more numbers getting added to the previous model’s camera resolution. Two cameras not enough? Try three… heck why not four. Because they are an ever-present pocket pal, you’ll always have something accessible to snap that perfect inopportune time like when your best friend got sick on the flight to Sweden. Then share it on every social media app going, so the internet can treasure that moment forever.
So, you bought the best camera going with the sharpest lens in town. You’re off to New York and you want a chance to really put that baby to the test. Why not book yourself on a helicopter tour? For around $200 you get a sight few have experienced and even less have photographed. Just remember bags are not allowed on the flight, so make sure you have a strap attached so you can wear the camera when you’re not busy making memories. There’s also a surcharge, so be ready to pay that before you set off. But, you know…helicopter ride.
There’s a range of suggestions here which should accommodate a multitude of tastes and budgets. Remember to have fun, stay safe… and don’t fly drones illegally next to airports.