#traveltiptuesday How to get great pics without being obsessive.
I've talked a lot about the need to detach from your camera to enjoy traveling more and here's a few practical tips on how to do it while still capturing great shots.
Designate a set amount of time to take pictures then relax. For instance, spend your first 10-15 minutes at the beach taking photos then commit to relaxing the rest of the time.
Share pictures with friends. If you're traveling with others, make a plan to share pictures at the end (or Air Drop at night). This way, you can relax more, knowing you'll get the pictures others took so you don't have to stand in line behind 10 people to get the iconic shot.
If traveling with others, make a pact to get candid shots of each other. Truly natural, non-posed, and un-prompted shots are often the best but we're often to focused on asking a stranger to get a picture of us gazing off to the distance longingly. I take lots of candid shots during my group tours & guests love it. Try doing the same when traveling with others!
Do a professional photo shoot! Since I lead trips to Cuba, Mexico, and Jordan, it's important that I showcase high-quality images on my website. In Cuba, I hired a local photographer to do a photo shoot with me and we got better shots in those 2 hours than I had gotten in countless hours of struggling on my own the previous 2 weeks. Now, if I'm going to hire a photographer, I know to do it on DAY 1 so I can relax the rest of the trip and not be obsessively photographing everything.
What other tips do you have?