Vaca­tion is a long-await­ed and excit­ing event. Every­one wants to bring beau­ti­ful, vivid pic­tures from there that will con­vey the emo­tions expe­ri­enced. But how to make pho­tos not bor­ing, unusu­al and inter­est­ing? We have col­lect­ed cool ideas for a pho­to on vaca­tion — there will be some­thing to put on the pro­file pic­ture and how to sur­prise col­leagues.

How to take beau­ti­ful pho­tos on the beach? All it takes is some inspi­ra­tion and imag­i­na­tion. Pho­to: travelagencypyramid.blogspot.com

How not to take pic­tures on vaca­tion
How to take a beau­ti­ful pho­to of a girl in the desert
Ideas for a pho­to shoot on the sea and the beach
How to take an unusu­al pho­to with a water­fall in the back­ground
Ideas for a pho­to shoot of a girl in the city

How not to take pictures on vacation

First mis­take — an attempt to take a hor­i­zon­tal shot against the back­ground of a land­mark and cap­ture every­thing in the frame. Most often, a mas­sive object still does not fit com­plete­ly, a tiny per­son, around a crowd of tourists. As a result, the frame is not very cor­rect.

How to fix:

  • take a pho­to of the sights of the city with­out peo­ple (if it mat­ters). Ear­ly in the morn­ing there are usu­al­ly few­er tourists, but it all depends on the spe­cif­ic loca­tion;
  • find a beau­ti­ful angle and shoot the main char­ac­ter against the back­drop of the sights. In this case, the main thing is a per­son, not build­ings and cul­tur­al mon­u­ments. For exam­ple, you can put the cam­era on the ground and tilt it slight­ly towards you. This is a way to make an effec­tive shot. A par­tic­u­lar­ly good shot will turn out if the build­ing is nar­row and tall or it is a mon­u­ment. Both the per­son and the entire object will be includ­ed in the frame.

How else can you make an atyp­i­cal por­trait on a smart­phone? Told in this arti­cle.

Sec­ond mis­take — an ill-con­ceived sum­mer pho­to shoot at the sea or in the city. For good pho­tos, loca­tion, image, acces­sories are impor­tant. It is bet­ter to think over every­thing at once, col­lect ref­er­ences (exam­ples), find out about the loca­tion where you want to take pic­tures. If this is not done, it will take a lot of time to get ready, there is a risk of not guess­ing with the weath­er, etc.

If you don’t feel like doing it your­self, hir­ing a local pro­fes­sion­al is a good choice. He will hold a pho­to shoot-walk around the city, on the beach and at oth­er inter­est­ing places.

One of the most pop­u­lar pho­to of the same type in the world. Pho­to: travel.earth

How to take a beautiful photo of a girl in the desert

Egypt, Alge­ria, Tunisia, Peru, Chile, Mex­i­co, USA — all these coun­tries have deserts. In Rus­sia, there are also many sandy waste­lands, quar­ries and braids — not so famous, but no less pho­to­genic for this. These are all pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tions for tourists. We col­lect­ed sev­er­al ideas for pic­tures in such a loca­tion.

An exam­ple of a great styl­ized vaca­tion pho­to. The mod­el is like a princess from a fairy tale. She wears a free inter­pre­ta­tion of the tur­ban and light, airy cloth­ing. And sand is pour­ing out of the ves­sel. Illus­tra­tion: YouTube chan­nel Irene Rud­nyk
These pho­tos can be tak­en at sun­set. The set­ting sun with its warm, soft rays envelops the sandy queen. Such light adds mag­net­ism to pho­tographs. Illus­tra­tion: YouTube chan­nel Irene Rud­nyk

How to take the best pho­tos in the desert:

  • remem­ber the safe­ty rules. You can go to the desert only with a guide or guide. It is very easy to get lost on your own;
  • The best time to shoot is in the morn­ing of late spring or ear­ly autumn. At this time, the tem­per­a­ture is the most com­fort­able. In sum­mer, the air tem­per­a­ture is often above 40 °C. For exam­ple, in the North Amer­i­can Death Val­ley in the shade, it ris­es to 57 ° C. The tem­per­a­ture of the sand is also very high. Some­times up to 100 ° C, and walk­ing on it is very dif­fi­cult. As a result, a sum­mer trip can result in skin burns and heat stroke;
  • shoot­ing in the morn­ing is beau­ti­ful even due to the light­ing. Oblique rays empha­size the vol­ume of the land­scape, cre­ate a beau­ti­ful shad­ow. Dur­ing the day, the light will be flat­ter;
  • work­ing in the desert in win­ter is espe­cial­ly inter­est­ing. Snow falls on many dunes. In com­bi­na­tion with sand dunes, it looks spec­tac­u­lar;
  • take plen­ty of water with you — high tem­per­a­tures and low humid­i­ty make you very thirsty;
  • The cam­era must be pro­tect­ed from sand. Pro­tec­tive fil­ters can be used. It is best to change lens­es as lit­tle as pos­si­ble and clean the equip­ment thor­ough­ly after use.

Read also:

How to clean your cam­era lens and sen­sor at home

Ideas for a photo shoot on the sea and the beach

We have col­lect­ed some sim­ple and beau­ti­ful ideas. These options are suit­able for any shoot­ing: sin­gle, love sto­ry or fam­i­ly pho­to shoot on the beach. It is enough to col­lect some acces­sories to repeat these ideas.

Option 1. The book must be placed in front of the cam­era on the sand. The next step is to fold two pages so that they form a heart shape. You can fas­ten the pages with a paper clip so as not to dam­age them. The last step is to sit on the shore so that you get a pho­to with the sea in the back­ground.

Nice pho­to with a book. Illus­tra­tion: YouTube chan­nel Kan­bokeh

Option 2. For such a pho­to from a vaca­tion at sea, you must first cut out a paper frame for the pho­to. Polaroid shots have such frames. As in the pre­vi­ous case, the shoot­ing is car­ried out almost from ground lev­el. In order not to put your phone or cam­era on the sand, you can use a low mono­pod or tri­pod. After 20–30 cm from the cam­era, you need to stick the frame into the sand. The heroes them­selves move even fur­ther, to the sea, in order to fit in the “frame”.

Fun­ny idea for a frame on the sea. Illus­tra­tion: YouTube chan­nel Kan­bokeh

Option 3. A sim­ple and inter­est­ing pho­to next to the sea, palm trees, beach can be tak­en with a coconut. To do this, you need to remove not only the top, but also cut off the bot­tom. The idea is an imi­ta­tion of a cock­tail. You need to attach the cam­era on one side. And on the oth­er hand, the hero will insert a tube, as if he is now drink­ing coconut water.

Unusu­al frame with coconut. Illus­tra­tion: YouTube chan­nel Kan­bokeh

Option 4. If you decide to make a pho­to shoot at the sea for girls, this idea will def­i­nite­ly come in handy. Who does­n’t want to feel like a real mer­maid? A tail made of sand and a spec­tac­u­lar angle will turn any woman into a sea princess. You can make an angle (as in the pho­to) from a drone, with a fish­eye lens or using a mono­pod. The blog described such a life hack.

How to turn into a mer­maid for a few min­utes? Every­thing is sim­ple! Illus­tra­tion: YouTube chan­nel Kan­bokeh

Option 5. An idea for those who want to get a beau­ti­ful pho­to of a sun­set on the sea. In front of the cam­era, which is as close as pos­si­ble to the sand, you need to lay out the stars, shells. Mod­els need to be placed clos­er to the sea, sun­set. So that the focus “caught” objects that are near­by, and the fig­ures of peo­ple turned out to be blur­ry.

Roman­tic pho­to at sun­set. Illus­tra­tion: YouTube chan­nel Kan­bokeh

How to take an unusual photo with a waterfall in the background

Shoot­ing Tips:

  • best time: at sun­set and at dawn, on a cloudy day. So the pho­to will be clear, the col­ors will be deep, and the sun will not be reflect­ed from the splash­es and will not blind the mod­el;
  • You can use a polar­iz­ing fil­ter that reduces glare and reflec­tions. You can also use a neu­tral den­si­ty fil­ter, which will reduce the amount of light (the pho­to will not be over­ex­posed);
  • a low ISO will reduce the sen­si­tiv­i­ty to light, and the pho­tog­ra­ph­er will avoid unnec­es­sary noise.
How to get such a pho­to with a water­fall in the back­ground? Mod­els need to bend over, comb their hair for­ward. And then sharply raise the tor­so and head. Illus­tra­tion: YouTube chan­nel Kan­bokeh
To take a beau­ti­ful pic­ture, it is enough to find a small hill (stone or tree). Mod­els need to sit on it. The result is a pho­to where the mod­el is in focus and the water­fall is beau­ti­ful­ly blurred from behind. Illus­tra­tion: YouTube chan­nel Kan­bokeh
To imple­ment this idea, the mod­el must be put in water. From above, you need to slow­ly throw flower petals on it. And if you are inter­est­ed in such life hacks for shoot­ing in water, go to the blog. There we put togeth­er a selec­tion of ideas. Illus­tra­tion: YouTube chan­nel Kan­bokeh

Read also:

How to take a beau­ti­ful pho­to in the water: in the bath­room, pool and pond

Ideas for a photo shoot of a girl in the city

Option 1. A good idea for a walk­ing pho­to shoot in the city. For exam­ple, if you need to shoot a panora­ma, a land­mark, but at the same time you want to get into the frame. For such a pic­ture, you need to stand with your back — so your face will not be vis­i­ble, and you will not attract all the atten­tion to your­self. In addi­tion, this pose is suit­able for stiff and inse­cure peo­ple who do not like how they turn out in the pic­tures.

If you do not want to show your face in the pho­to, you can turn your back. You can hold the head­gear with your hand, rise on one leg, wave your hand — as if you saw some­one in the dis­tance. Illus­tra­tion: YouTube chan­nel Fash­ion­ByAl­ly

Option 2. “Fol­low me” is a pop­u­lar plot. It’s also per­fect for those who don’t like to “work” on cam­era, but want to bring back beau­ti­ful vaca­tion pho­tos.

Tak­ing beau­ti­ful vaca­tion pho­tos is easy. In this posi­tion, you can turn to the part­ner who is being “led” behind you, or remain with your back to the cam­era. Pho­to: in.askmen.com

Option 3. This idea is more com­plex than the pre­vi­ous one. But it’s real to repeat it, and the result will def­i­nite­ly be pleas­ant. You need wire (from 1 to 2m), rose petals, dou­ble-sided tape. The task is to glue rose petals on a wire bent in a spi­ral. This will be the bar­ri­er through which you need to take a pho­to. The mod­el takes one end of the wire, and the pho­tog­ra­ph­er takes the oth­er. The cam­era should be placed so that the mod­el is in the cen­ter of the frame, and the petals are around it.

A good idea for a gen­tle and roman­tic shot. Illus­tra­tion: YouTube chan­nel Jor­di Koalitic

We hope that yours will be great, and our tips will help you to have a spec­tac­u­lar pho­to shoot on the streets of the city, take beau­ti­ful pho­tos on the beach and in oth­er beau­ti­ful places.