Most people use photography to capture memories and often those come from a family vacation.
To get the most out of your camera there are certain tips that can ensure you get all the best shots.
Before going away, if it is a new camera, make sure you are familiar with it, ensuring you know all the different functions to get the best possible pictures out of it.
Take spare batteries and storage cards just in case, perhaps even clear old photos stored away so you don’t run out of space.
If going on an airplane don’t put your camera in a case, keep it with your hand luggage where you can keep an eye on it. Don’t risk it getting damaged thrown around in the hold. Check when you are leaving the plane that you have it with you.
Get to know your camera’s different settings, and practice even if you think you have understood the manual instructions. Remember that a higher shutter speed will take a quicker photograph.
If you are vacationing in a very scenic spot avoid endless picture of views, try if possible to get a focal point or people in too. It will make for a more interesting picture.
Often if photographing humans or animals close ups can be better and try to keep things informal. Lining anybody up only really works for a sporty team shot.
Sometimes the best picture will be someone is not posing and are snapped unnoticed. Experiment and with experience your vacation photographs will be treasured forever.