With everyone using a smartphone to take photos, the quality of photos have taken a precipitous drop in quality and content. When I travel, I still prefer a regular camera, albeit a point and shoot. But it has a zoom, and a few little dials to make some changes when conditions require it. I found this list (Brian Samuels form Travel Tips) from one of my travel emails.
- Place some human element in your frame. Some suggestions are a face, or hands. How about a knife and fork if you take photos of your fabulous dinner. I am guilty of this, since I am so anxious to eat the food, my photo is a quickie with little planning or thought.
2. The camera orientation should place the photo at eye level. In other words, take a photo of the view as if we are all standing at the same place, looking at your great view.
3. Make sure you have something going on in the photo. Strangers moving away from your desired target is not a bad thing!
4. Since we take so many photos of our meals, try to catch the vibe of the restaurant. Yes, the food brought us there, but the atmosphere is often times just as interesting.
5. Use natural light for warmer images. Once in a while, I take a photo that is perfect, when the light is not!