My best tip for any photography is to make sure you enjoy your photo. There are many ‘Golden Rules’ to photography but much like art it is all down to personal interpretation. Nevertheless here is our top tips for making sure your holiday photos give David Bailey a run for his money.
Landscapes: To make your landscapes standout ideally you will want the sun lower in the sky and off to the side. This creates softer light and longer shadows which are far more pleasing. Head out earlier or later than you would normally to get these shots.
Portraits: Same rules apply for the position of the sun, have the sun behind you and your subject will be squinting conversely have the sun behind your subject and they will be in shadow. Overcast days often provide the best light for portraits.
Kids: When capturing those special moments with the little ones make sure to get down on their level. Looking down rarely has a pleasing outcome. Try catching natural expressions rather than false smiles.
Wildlife: Pre focus, if you are waiting for auto focus to kick in you may miss that moment. Use a tripod to ensure that all your levels are straight. Sit back and wait, wildlife is unpredictable.
Composition: Try where possible to place your subject off centre, this will give a more pleasing image.
Try using these tips to make sure your holiday photos are more than snaps.
Nature Photography Holidays UK
The east of England offers an abundance of nature to photograph. Ranging from birdlife to Seals. Undoubtedly you will never be short of something to capture. How about capturing something a bit more exotic? The east of England has many wildlife parks offering opportunities to photograph animals from the Amazon and beyond.
Amazona Zoo, Cromer: One of the counties most unique days out where you can discover South American wildlife. Home to over 200 tropical animals including Monkeys, Snakes, Pumas and Tapirs. The zoo is committed to providing visitors with opportunities to learn more about conservation issues. Without a doubt some of the highlights include a Feline Forest with Ocelot, a Tropical house with spectacled caiman, anaconda, and iguanas. In addition, discover birdlife such as Amazon parrots and macaws.
Endangered Species – Bengal Tiger
Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, Near Skegness: The Park is the UK’s largest collection of parrots, covering over 100 different species. They also dedicate their time looking after many mammals and reptiles. The Park is also a sanctuary for any bird or animal needing a forever home. This commitment to rehousing has taken them from meerkats, lemurs and kookaburras to otters, tapir, tortoises and even one of the most endangered species in the world, the Bengal Tiger.
What better way to spend a day than getting up close and personal with some of the world’s most beautiful creatures.
Holiday Photography Near Me
Live in the east? Stay closer to home and still enjoy a break away. Head up to the coast and use it as a base to explore. A stay in Great Yarmouth is an excellent base to explore the both the Broads for wildlife and Norwich for some street photography. Explore the colourful lanes of Norwich Market and capture life as it happens. Head to the Cathedral area of the city and capture stunning Elm hill. With its cobbled streets and medieval architecture this area of the city looks amazing year-round.
Paint with light
Try something new and paint with light. Wait for the sun to go down and capture the city in a new ‘light’. Stick your camera on a tripod and try some long exposure. The trails of light from cars and buses will give you exciting images. The city transforms at night with buildings looking completely different with neon shop signs and great reflections from puddles on the ground.