Whenever I go to a new place, I love the idea of heading to beautiful places to take great images. I teamed up with Olympus® to share how I do destination photography.
I travel a lot and as you can see on my instagram, I love to take images of what I see while on the trip. Some of my images are planned and some are sporadic. The key to taking great images on vacation is being prepared.
First, you need a great camera. On vacation, I practically keep my camera around my neck at all times. It’s a habit. It helps you be prepared for that great image so I don’t have to fumble around.
To start: Research, research, research. Where are you going? What do you want to see? Check out the hashtag of the town or city you are headed to and see where the people are going. I prefer to go places that the locals go to versus tourist traps. By searching the hashtag on Instagram, I can find some cool spots that are great places to take images.
I like to take images of people with stunning backgrounds. I already have in mind the look that I want so it’s easy when I arrive to get the perfect shot. On my recent trip to Haiti, I wanted to take images of the beach on the pier. I was able to get great shots on my walking tour.
Murals are also my thing. If I can find cool wall art, that’s what I love to take images of.
Natural lighting is super important to me. I don’t like to use the flash so I always make sure that I take the images with the sun behind me for optimal lighting.
Olympus wants to travel with you on your next vacation.
The “Olympus Takes You There” contest puts you in the running for free airline travel with the purchase of the E-M5 Mark II.
If I won, I would head to the majestic Sedona, Arizona. I’ve wanted to go and explore the red rocks and Antelope Canyon. I want to take in the ambience and take beautiful scenery images. Where would you go if you had a free ticket to anywhere in the country?
For rules and more details, head to http://www.FlyWithEM5.com
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