#TipsTuesday: How To Take A Good Holiday Picture For Instagram

If you’ve been keeping up with my travels of Thailand and Malaysia on my Instagram account or through my hashtag; #FMIFTravels you’ll see that I’ve been uploading daily snaps from our trip (sorry for the spam – I have so many pictures I want to share with you all!) – we are currently en route home to Heathrow as I’ve scheduled in this post for another 30 hour trip, *sob. I love taking holiday snaps, whether it’s a palm tree shot, an outfit of the day/evening or a typical beach shot – I thought I’d share my top tips on how to capture a good holiday shot for your feed!
Think about the composition of the image: Think about what it is you’re shooting and how you want to shoot it, if you always shoot your images from straight on or a view from above then mix up your composition to vary it a bit. The other day I wanted to get a good palm tree shot from below so I had to lay on the floor to get the shot – queue some odd looks from holiday – goers, all for that shot though, eh?!

Break up the grid: I always try to break up my ‘holiday grid’ so it’s not all blue skies and beaches, I try to get a bit of colour and variation in there whether it’s a poolside flat lay, my outfit for the evening or a scenic snap, try to break up the colours and layout so it doesn’t get too repetitive for your followers. 

It’s okay to edit your images: I’ve spoken about my favourite app Afterlight which I use for Instagram before, it’s a great way to up the contrast and saturation (a good one for holiday snaps to up the blue in your pictures!) and also to brighten images and make them look cleaner. I rarely post a picture without making a few tweaks first – a good app really makes all the difference to your pictures!
Are you off anywhere this summer? Let me know so I can follow your holiday snaps!

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3 Comments

  1. Josie 25th August 2015 / 1:22 pm

    Getting on the floor is next level dedication to the 'gram – I commend you! I've loved checking out your holiday pics, I'm so glad you've had an incredible time…you definitely deserved it after all the rubbishness! x

    Josie’s Journal

  2. elzbthchlmrspps 27th August 2015 / 12:51 pm

    haha i did that, lay under a palm tree to get a photo, the only difference is luckily I was actually sun bathing under the tree so it didn't look weird to holiday goers! i like getting tips on how to take photos as I just want to improve mine all the time, my favourite app is vscocam and it has literally everything although afterlight does still hold a place in my heart
    http://elzbthchlmrspps.blogspot.com

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