Three Basic Tips to Shooting Scrapbook-Worthy Vacation Photos

By Samuel Phineas Upham

travelphotographyThe scrapbook is a quaint idea these days, but there is still room for them. Digital photo printing is making a comeback in a big way, as more millennials move into homes and want conversation pieces and wall art to hang up. In the same spirit that there is nothing more fulfilling than the things you do yourself, why not make your own artwork by taking stunning photos? With this advice, you’ll produce a volume of photos that would fit on your wall or inside any scrapbook.

Buy a Filter

A polarizing filter can make your shots look incredible without much effort. These filters are adjustable, allowing you to capture high or low contrast shots. A polarizing filter is one of the most useful items you can purchase for your camera, and they are relatively inexpensive as far as camera equipment is concerned. Plus, you won’t spend as much time getting colors and highlights the way you want them in post production.

Shoot in both RAW and JPEG

Shooting in RAW format will let you do a lot more with the image in post processing. RAW basically tells your camera to capture as much data as possible about whatever you’re looking at. You’ll notice RAW images might look a bit different, with enhanced effects (like glowing halos and such). Once you’re in post processing, you can edit RAW photos and get results that would not be possible with JPEG photos.

Find a Storage Solution

If you’re visiting a particularly special or scenic place, you’ll want to upload photos to some kind of cloud storage. Don’t utilize Facebook or Instagram for this, as some quality will be lost along the way. Dropbox works very well, but any kind of cloud storage will do the trick as long as you can upload the file without the loss of quality.

About the Author: Samuel Phineas Upham is an investor at a family office/ hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media and Telecom group. You may contact Phin on his Facebook.

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