18 Easy Tricks to Never Take a Bad Vacation Photo Again
Here’s how to make your vacation shots look like they were taken by professionals.
Backlighting—where the light comes from behind your subject toward your camera—can make semi-translucent subjects such as autumn leaves really ‘pop’ from the frame. Try these genius tricks to take great photos on your smartphone.
Wait until the sun is gone
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Get a warm glow like the one in Rachel’s photo by taking your pictures just after sunrise or minutes before sunset.
Wildlife is out early and late
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Early and late in the day are the best times for spotting wildlife. That’s when most animals forage for food and water. Get a look at some arrestingly beautiful photos that stand the test of time.
Use the panoramic feature
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It is possible to shoot wide-angle images without a special lens. Just use the panoramic feature available on most smartphones.
Create a still-life
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Create a lovely still-life scene by incorporating a variety of colors, textures, and materials. Try these tricks to make yourself look better in photos.
Get outside before you start shooting
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Take your gear outside 15 to 30 minutes before you start shooting. This lets the camera adapt to the cold air and prevents it from fogging up.
Shoot against the sky
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Add drama to your photo by shooting important elements against the sky. In this photo, Robert shot the tree and the cannons as silhouettes against a stormy sky, lending an air of mystery and impact that matches the history of the scene. This is how to take impressive fireworks photos on your phone.