With all the different things a phone can do, there is still something magical about pictures from a trip. But taking photos is not as simple as clicking the shutter anymore. There are many things to consider when taking photographs, especially when you are out on the boat. This is even more true if there are many people involved like the whole family, not to mention little children who are just so hard to capture on film.
Below are some tips from Boatmo.com to help you produce great photos during your family boating vacation or day trip out on the seas.
1. Check the Lighting – The light is very important in producing great photos. Too much light overhead can cast a shadow on your subject and make the photo too dark. Light can also result to overexposure where the colors appear white and washed out like when you have washed a favorite t-shirt over and over again and the colors faded.
2. Check your Battery – Nothing can be more frustrating than finding out that you don’t have any more battery or memory right in the middle of your boating trip. So avoid the frustration and the stress of it all, bring with you enough batteries and memory sticks to last you a year! You’ll never know just how many photographs you will need to take. If you can bring a charger, all the more better. You can just plug it to a portable power source if it runs low.
3. Look for the Unusual – One of the simple rules in photography is to find something unique in the environment or in the sight and take a photo of it. This will make the photo more interesting and will also be a conversation starter in reunions. Make sure though that you know what you are taking photographs of. Bring a notebook with you so that you can record everything that you have seen and took picture of. Photos do not just stop with clicking the camera, it also involves getting to know the story behind the place or the sight and knowing what it is called.
4. Take Photos of People – Nothing makes a photo more interesting than putting people alongside the sights. Besides this is your purpose when you brought your camera, record your family’s experience during a sailing vacation through a photographs. The key here is take as many pictures as possible even if the subjects are not ready. Those candid shots sometimes wind up being the best.