There is nothing better than being on vacation with your kids. It is especially tempting to buddle up and smile for the camera. After all, the most engaging photos will tell the story of your trip from start to finish. While it may be hard to perfect those camera shots with your kids running around, do not despair just yet! If you are looking to fill your Instagram feed, these simple photo tips will enable you to create vacation memories that will capture the spirit of your journey:
∙ Be conversant with your camera and all its functions
Granted, this may sound like the most obvious thing to do. However, it is important to learn everything there is to know about how your camera functions. Understand the scenery settings, “auto” mode functions as well as your camera’s shoot style. For instance, if you are planning to take photos indoors, ensure the flash lighting works perfectly and have your camera ready. We aren’t aiming for professional infant photos, but the last thing you want to do is to waste time as your kids are getting restless.
∙ Simply point and shoot
With your little ones begging for your attention and keeping you on your toes at all times, chances are that you will only have one hand free- if you are lucky. A ‘point and shoot’ camera will allow you to get good shots easily. It is best to have the camera in a place where
you can easily grab it, point and shoot.
∙ Time it right
Forget about taking photos under bright light as they are often ruined. Instead, aim for mornings and evenings as they offer a warm glow that makes everything look more golden and memorable. Yes, these may be the most trying periods for your kids. To get the best results, bring snacks and a whole lot of patience.
∙ Accept the good and the bad
Do not wait for that perfect moment to capture the reality of your vacation. As it is difficult to get your kids to perfect their poses, it is best to take random shots that tell a story. One day you will look back at all those intimate moments and be glad you captured them. Remember, whenever you are with your kids, every moment counts.
∙ Ask for help
Sometimes it is just better to ask someone to take your family photo. You do not need to waste time fussing around with your selfies stick and spend time trying to find the perfect picture positions. Your kids will be more excited to take photos with you than they would be alone.
With these tricks up your sleeve, you will create the most unforgettable family memories during your vacation period. Sure, your kids may have epic meltdowns and tantrums as you try to decide how best to capture the shots. But at least, you will tell your story.