Taking photos while you travel helps to preserve the memories and show others your adventures with your family. Instagram is a beloved, social media platform where you can share pictures of your daily life. Many people prefer to share higher quality photos on Instagram. If you wonder how to achieve instagrammingable photos while travelling with a baby, here are some handy tips to remember.
Include People, Places, and Things
Photos are more interesting when you don’t just have one thing in it. Travel photos should have more than one element. Put your children in the photos. They don’t have to be looking at the camera. Capture your child looking out at the ocean or reading a book under a tree. You might see a stranger practising yoga in the park as a woman walks by with her dog. All of these photos would cause someone to stop and look at them.
Get Closer to the Subject
Closer pictures are always better. They capture details better and show the subject clearer. You might have to zoom in, but be careful not to zoom too much because it can make the quality blurry. The other option is to move closer to what you want to capture.
Your eye can adjust to the lighting throughout the day. A camera’s lens is much different. Without the proper lighting, the setting in front of you won’t look as amazing in a picture. Instead, your camera might produce shadows or dark spaces in the photo.
Keep an eye on where the sun is located in the sky. Put your subject in the best lighting possible. Have your children face the sun, so it is shining on their faces if you want to brighten up their faces. Take a picture of the sunny side of the museum.
Don’t always stand behind the camera. Get yourself involved and be in the thick of what is happening. Show yourself admiring a museum while wearing your baby in a carrier. Document you on a bike near the ocean. You travel as well, and it is important to involve yourself in some of the photos.
Nothing Beats a Sunrise or a Sunset
Despite the fact that each day includes sunrise and sunset, there is nothing like that time of day if you want to capture beauty. Take a photo as the sun rises over the ocean with your cup of coffee in your hand. Fewer people see sunrises, so the beauty is always more shocking. Plus, the lighting is always perfect at this time of day!
Don’t Put the Subject in the Center
If you’ve spent any time reading photography articles, you probably have heard of dividing the photo into thirds. Imagine that there is a left, middle, and right portion of your photo. You don’t want your subject in the middle of the frame. It makes the visual less interesting and decreases the time people spend looking at your photo.
The trick is to put your subject or baby into either the left or right portion of the frame. It might be in two sections. The subject should be on the side with the least interesting background in the frame. It is one of the best ways to take a powerful and compelling picture. If you take a vertical shot in this manner, the picture becomes even more Instagrammable!
Try Different Angles
Don’t just take the picture straight. Move and try different angles. You might be shocked how moving just a bit changes the entire look and feel of a photo. Moving and reframing might put something else into the background that makes the shot more appealing. Try crouching down, moving to one side or the other, walking a few steps backwards and forwards, or standing on your tiptoes. Every angle brings about a new element.
Skip the Tradition Landmark Photos
Everyone takes a picture of the Eiffel Tower straight in front of it. Everyone takes these photos, and you want to stand out from the crowd. If you can’t resist taking that landmark photo, make sure you aren’t putting it in the centre and that the background is interesting. Pick a day with an interesting sky or a storm beginning.
Hit the destinations that are off the beaten path. There, you will find the true gems for the area you are travelling. Then, you can share those pictures on your Instagram. It might send other people to those areas as well!
Sharing Your Traveling Photos to Instagram
Instagram is a way to share photos with friends and family, but you also can reach a large community of people. Instagram is building a community of people with similar interests. High-quality photos bring other people to your Instagram. You might find that the number of followers you have greatly increased as you share different, well-captured photos. If not, you still have some of the best photos possible from your travels.
About the Author
Hi! My name is Veronica Mitchell. I am a mother of two adorable little girls and a handsome little boy. I spend my days caring for my children, packing lunches, reading aloud, kissing boo-boos, and working as the Chief Editor of My Parenting Journey.