How to Take the Perfect Holiday Photo

When you are sunning yourself on that beautiful golden beach or walking through the ancient buildings in Rome, you will probably be taking some photos to show to your friends and family on your return. Of course, you will want to take some of the famous sights and scenery, but how can you stop yourself from taking cliché photos?

There are a few things you can do to make your holiday snaps that little bit different from the rest.

The Subject

If you are visiting Paris, there will be the obvious urge to take a photo of the Eiffel Tower. While you might want to take the standard shot from a distance, you also want people to see it from a different angle.
Take a look at your surroundings and see if there is another way to get the shot you want. Is there a different view from somewhere else that might make it look better? Just by taking a couple of minutes to look around, you might see something totally different.


The composition is something that can be difficult to explain to someone else. It is a matter of trying different angles and framing until you see something that you like. You can try playing with height or depth, to make the picture more interesting.

If there are lots of trees or flowers in the area, then try taking a few shots through them to your subject and see how it looks.

There can be a lot of trial and error involved, but with practice and going with what looks right, you should get some good shots.


You want your pictures to be as real to what you see as possible. With that in mind, there is no need to use filters or to change the color of the sky.

There are so many wonderful colors in nature already that you don’t need to create others that are not there. Try playing with the natural colors that are present and seeing if you can capture an interesting image.
You could try taking images from the same spot at different times of the day to see what changes the day brings.


Once you have returned home from your trip, don’t just forget about all those amazing images you have taken. Put them together into an album and share them with your friends. You can even use the free online collage maker from Adobe Sparks to help get them into a nice presentation.

Images are perfect for sites such as Instagram and Pinterest, so why not post a few on there for all to see. Not only will it hopefully lead to some nice comments, but it will also show people a side of a town that they might not have seen before.

With digital cameras becoming more sophisticated, you can easily capture amazing images with little experience and with a reasonably priced camera. Plus, becauseits digital, you always have the luxury to delete it and start again.

Leave a Reply