First, take pictures with your phone. People ask if it’s possible to capture that holiday vibe on their phones – the answer is yes. Smartphones have great cameras with loads of tools to help you capture beautiful pictures, plus they require little technical knowledge.
"If you start taking pictures with professional equipment that you got just before your holiday, then you will probably end up having more stress than fun and won’t be happy with the results."
Also, if you use your smartphone, you can edit pictures quickly and post them on social media straight away.
The second tip — make the most of the light during sunrises and sunsets. The light during this time of the day and during the blue-hour or twilight, just after sunset before it gets completely dark, is the perfect time for taking pictures.
When it comes to photographing people — think about your angles. If you’re taking a picture of someone who stands quite close to you, try not to take your shot from a low angle, but rather hold your camera at the eye-level. If the person stands slightly further away and you see them in their full length, then you can take it from a lower angle.
If you’re capturing landscapes, try not to put the person in the middle of your picture. They should be on either side of the frame. If they’re in the center, then the picture becomes all about that person rather than the scenery.
The rule of two-thirds is important when capturing a landscape. The object that you want to get more focus on, should take up two-thirds of the frame. Let’s say you spot an amazing pink sky above the sea. The sky is the point you want to bring more attention to, so it should take up twice as much space in the picture as the sea.