It Can Be Done: How to Take Travel Instagram Photos Like a Pro
There’s nothing we love more than a mini escape to a remote tropical island or a far-flung destination with culture galore, but when we can’t get the real thing, we depend on our daily Instagram feed. This little dose of sunshine, inspiration, and fantasy really gets us through the workweek.
But unlike most of our iPhone-rookie work, snapping awe-inspiring travel images for Instagram is a real art, a learned skill. So before you hop on a plane or hit the road for your next holiday, take some camera cues from travel blogger and image extraordinaire Jaharn Giles of Mister Weekender, and get clicking. Ahead, she shares her top tips for capturing the magic on your next vacation so you’ll relive the memories even when you’re back at home.
The difference between good lighting and bad lighting is simple—natural light. Always shoot in natural light, and avoid using flash on your phone. If you still can’t quite get the image bright or light enough, simply use the brightness tool in a photo-editing app before you upload the picture to Instagram.
If you don’t have an SLR or you only want to take photos using your phone on your travels, buy an Olloclip. This clip-on lens can change the view on your phone and make your photos even more incredible for Instagram. Get the wide lens; it changed my life!
Get snapping on your next trip with our favourite photography accessories below.
Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera ($677)
If you really want to step it up, then shoot your photos on a quality SLR then upload them to your Instagram account later. It's time-consuming but the quality is worth it.
What are your favourite apps for editing travel Instagram pics? Let us know below.