When you are not behind the lens, it can be frustrating to try and get decent photos or self-portraits of your group. After all, you’ve come this far and should have at least decent pictures of your group or yourself. How to take decent pictures of you and/or the group.
1. You can ask someone who has a DSLR to help you.
Ask someone with a DSLR instead of a stranger who passes by. You are likely to get better shots if you ask someone who has a DSLR camera.
You can also be very helpful by giving them an idea of what you’re looking for, along with some extra information about the way you would like it to look (for example, “Would it please look exactly as this with me standing from my waist upward ?”). You can frame the photo and focus it yourself so that they just need to press the shutter.
2. Consider investing in a camera with a wifi or remote control.
Solo travelers will find this one useful.
It is possible to use a tripod with self-timer. However, it can be unwieldy (and tiresome) to keep going back to the camera to adjust the timer. Save yourself time and effort by investing in a remote. If you are really into travel photography, and you want to take it a step further, then you could invest in a camera that is wifi enabled and use your smartphone as a remote. It’s pretty cool, isn’t it?
It is best to go early in the morning and avoid crowds, particularly if it’s a very popular destination. Avoid having people walk into the picture or toss your tripod. This can ruin your photos, as well as your holiday gear.
3. It’s not always bad to use a selfie stick
You can also use a selfie stick as a last option to capture your photos. You should go above and beyond your standard poses. Take advantage of the environment and background to create a creative selfie.