Travel Photography Guidelines

When you open a new Microsoft Word document, set your paper size to short size then landscape orientation. Then click on “Format” and you see that you can make a three column document for a tri-fold brochure. As you may know, this is the most common format used for travel pamphlets.

Efficient vs. Scenic: Depending on how far you’re traveling you could be in a time crunch. If you are in a time crunch make sure you map out the most efficient route. If you’ve got some extra time you might want to take the family on a scenic tour of the old country. You could couple entertainment with your travel!

Upload pictures and videos. Start uploading some interesting pictures and group them in albums of vacation pictures, baby shower photos, bachelor party scenes, etc. Pictures help people connect with your life without meeting you face to face. Always upload a number of related pictures or themes.

Check your camera and give it a good “once over”. A checkup for your camera will raise the likelihood that you will end up getting some fantastic vacation pictures. Snap some photos for a test, and assess the photos on the computer. Make sure that each of the colors look natural and also that the photographs are sharp. Add fresh batteries to your camera bag or recharge your camera’s internal battery. Pack your battery charger so that you don’t miss out on any shots. If you’re planning on visiting another country, make sure that you are taking along a power source adaptor which will work where you’re going.

Calendar: It is imperative that you have a calendar, October – January, so that you can begin to budget your time. As you receive party invitations, notices of kids’ activities, plans for family gatherings and announcement of church happenings write them on your calendar. This is also the place to schedule those holiday pictures, buying/ordering and sending holiday cards, and shopping. It should be used in conjunction with the family calendar so nothing important slips through the cracks.

I’m sure you’ve seen the snapshots Aunt Gertie brought back from her with her husband and their children. They’re all pretty much alike. There’s the famous building, mountain or statue in the background. Standing in front of it is the smiling family.

As we move from one small number to the next higher one, the amount of light entering the camera is cut in half. The greater the number the smaller the aperture is. Thus an aperture of f-8 allows less light through than f-5.6. If we move the other way, from one higher number f-8, to the next smaller f-5.6, the amount of light entering the camera is now double.

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