TIPS FOR TAKING THE PERFECT INSTAGRAM TRAVEL PHOTOS LIKE A PRO
You do not need to be a professional to get a perfect photo. All you need is a good color scheme to make your picture look aesthetically pleasing. Every time I travel or go on vacations, I list the places I'd like to see in the area and search for images online. This way I know what to expect and the kind of background I would have for my photo. For example, if you are going to Paris, its a must to take a photo at the Eiffel Tower. Now, think of a color that would match your setting.
The Eiffel tower has brownish yellow hue on photos, a pop of red would make this color standout. You can either wear something red like an accessory, maybe a hat or a purse.
These photos were shot in Capri and Amalfi Coast. Since most of the view will be the ocean, I chose this multi-colored dress. The blues on the dress are more prominent which blended well with the background while the reds, yellows, and greens balanced out the color on the photo and prevented it from looking monotone.
Next, I focused on the lighting. Lighting makes a significant impact on your photos. If your lighting is too bright, it can make you look washed out. I prefer taking photos in the shade or somewhere with partial light than direct sunlight. When taking pictures using your phone, try not to adjust the brightness of your camera. Doing so will result in grainy photos when posted on Instagram. I use Lightroom to adjust the colors of my photos. If you do not have access to this and would like to apply filters instead, make sure to use it minimally. You still want your photos to look more natural plus over filtered photos always have blurry results.
Lastly, enjoy your vacation and try not to have social media take over. When I am on vacation, I make it a priority to enjoy the moments and the people I am traveling with. As long as you are comfortable with what you wear and genuinely happy, it will reflect on your photos. Always remember that Happiness is contagious and your smile is your best accessory.