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Tips for Taking Better Vacation Photos

Features & Advice Janeen Christoff January 13, 2017

Tips for Taking Better Vacation Photos

PHOTO: Taking pictures at sunset really captures the spirit of a destination. (Photo courtesy Thinkstock) 
Photos create memories for a lifetime so it’s good to get a few tips for taking awesome travel photos before you head out on your next adventure. The New York Times has some advice that will help you make your travel snaps even better. 

“Travel pictures instantly transport you back to those destinations and evoke the good times you had,” Travel photographer, Natalie Amrossi, tells The New York Times.

The good news is, you don’t have to be a pro to put her tips to work for you. 

First, Amrossi says that you don’t need a fancy camera to take great photos. 

“You don’t need high-priced equipment with frills in order to get memorable shots. Though the one on your smartphone is perfectly acceptable, a good camera that costs as little as $100 is a worthwhile investment because the images will be sharper and of better quality,” says Amrossi.

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She also recommends making a list of the pictures that you think you want to take ahead of time. 

“It’s easy to be overwhelmed by everything you’re seeing, and a list helps you make sure that you don’t miss any pictures you want,” Amrossi tells The New York Times.

Try to time your photos at sunrise or sunset, she recommends. 

“Sunset pictures showing people milling around or busy streets grab a place when it’s most alive,” says Amrossi.

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