5 tips for taking the best fashion pictures during your Eurotrip

5 tips for taking the best fashion pictures during your Eurotrip

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Got a Eurotrip coming up? One of the best parts of traveling is taking pictures that will last for a lifetime and will make you remember the amazing places that you visit.

In this post, I’ll give you 5 tips to take the best fashion pictures in awesome places. With just a bit of more thought and effort, you’ll be able to take awesome pics like your favorite Instagrammers.

  1. Know more about your destination and get inspired
  2. Choose an outfit which colors match the location
  3. Follow the ‘Rule of Thirds’
  4. Take A LOT of pictures
  5. Use a photo-editing program

1. Know more about your destination and get inspired

a. Place

It really helps to see more pictures on Social Media in order to choose the best spots to shoot at during your trip. For example, if you are going to Madrid, Spain, you can search “Madrid” on Instagram and you’ll find the best pics that people have already taken there. Then you can save in Google maps the locations that you want to visit.

In my opinion, the backgrounds that are more saturated work the best. For instance, a building with beautiful architecture with a lot of details, or a landscape full of plants, animals, and nature.

b. Time

It also helps a lot to know the weather and the best times to shoot (sunrise or sunset). I particularly try to avoid cloudy and rainy days and to shoot during the “golden hour”. For this, I type “SUNSET + CITY NAME” in google and it automatically gives me the sunset time in a particular city.

*Note: the golden hour is the period shortly after sunrise or before sunset in which the light is redder and softer compared to when the sun is higher in the sky.

Place – Saturated background

Permanent Residence Permit - South Africa

Time – Golden Hour

12 Apostles Hotel and Spa - Camps Bay - Cape Town - South Africa- leopard bar

2. Choose an outfit which colors match the location

You can choose to either camouflage with the location or make a contrast. But always use colors that match.

 

Note: it’s difficult to plan a whole outfits/location plan for a Eurotrip with outfits that match the locations where you’ll take the pictures. I recommend you to buy clothes at shoppinginibiza.com

Locations: there are deliveries to Spain, Balearic Islands, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, and Czech Republic.

Brands: you can find nice brands like Adidad, Calvin Klein, Guess, Lacoste, Levi’s, Pepe Jeans, Puma, Ralp Lauren, Reebok, Roxy, and more!

Outlet: they also have an outlet with up to 70% discount.

Camouflage

Oyster Box Hotel pool - Durban - South Africa

Contrast

Day at the duck race - Tulbagh - South Africa

3. Follow the ‘Rule of Thirds’

This rule says that when you are going to take a picture, you should divide your shot evenly into thirds, both horizontally and vertically, and the subject should be placed at the intersection of those dividing lines, or along with one of the lines itself.

Cameras usually have a grid already built in the lens and a lot of smartphones have this functionality.

Note: it’s essential to teach these principles to the persons who will take your pictures. It’s easy so just make sure your friends/family know about the “Rule of Thirds” and show them couple examples.

rule of thirds

4. Take A LOT of pictures

Simply keep clicking. Considering pictures, it’s always better to have more than less, in that way you’ll have more material to choose from. So take as many pictures as you can! You can always delete the ones that you don’t like later on.

Don’t worry about the memory! My advice is to buy a lot of memory cards for your camera and also a big hard drive for your computer to keep saving your pictures there. I save them in folders separating them by location and then it’s easy to find specific pictures that I’m looking for.

Cologne - Germany
Cologne - Germany

5. Use a photo-editing program

I’d say that 95% of the time you can convert a picture from good to great by editing it. It’s easy, you can either use your smartphone or preferably laptop and move some settings to make a picture prettier.

Applications like Lightroom, VSCO, or Snapseed are good and easy to use. With these applications, you can control your photos’ brightness, contrast, shadows, highlights, colors, sharpness, and more. My favorite is Lightroom, I use it on my laptop.

Note: Make sure that you don’t ‘over-edit’ or overuse filters or your image might end up looking too fake. I never use Instagram filters because they make the picture look processed.

Before

Lightroom example fashion

After

Grand Africa

Extra: is it better to shoot with a smartphone or a DSLR camera?

I shoot with both, iPhone 8 and Canon T6. With my iPhone I take pictures that have a lot of details and with my Canon, I make effects like blurred background with a 50mm lens.

Are you interested in traveling around the world? In the Travel Section you can find detailed travel guides for different cities, touristic activities, recommendations, tips, and much more!

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