10 Amazing Instagram Tips For Taking the Best #Vacation Photos

I am not much of a photographer. It was only in April this year, when I officially bought my first ever camera. It’s been almost 6 months and I am still trying to figure out adjusting my ISO and aperture while taking pictures. But, that never stopped me from clicking pictures from my iPhone especially when I am travelling. I have a feeling that as long as you have an eye for great pictures, you shouldn’t worry about whether to click or not to click. For us regular folks (that is, not professional photographers), it’s natural to want to capture great travel pictures though swoon-worthy pictures are hard to get.

  Today, I am going to share some of my self-taught secrets about clicking Instagram-worthy pictures on my iPhone when I am travelling.

The view right now. . . . . . . . . #sky #skyline #travelpic #travelphotography

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The best time to take pictures of the sky is when the sun is setting in because you will see more colors in the sky than any other time of the day. So, if you are out and about at around this time, the skyline will make for really good pictures. This is also the time the light is softer when you can create amazing silhouettes. 


Over the last 5 years, I have known that nothing excites me more than taking pictures of pretty spaces that I come across when I am travelling. I absolutely love interior spaces and I don’t shy away from taking pictures of cafe interiors or even a dining set up anywhere outside. You will see a lot of #ihavethisthingwithcafeinteriors pictures in my Instagram and I think these are my favorite kind of pictures. Find what kind of pictures excites you the most when you are travelling and I can promise you that you will love documenting the series.


Don’t hesitate to add meaningful stories to your pictures and give your personal narrative to the picture you clicked. This will make your photo stand out from the feed.

  For the most flattering perspective, shoot only from directly-above and get a bird’s eye view of your frame. Also, do not be afraid to saturate your colors while editing your picture. After I resized the photo to perfectly fit the square format, I used Snapseed to increase the saturation of the colors a little bit.

Use the Rule of Thirds. I use the gird on my phone to fine a different point of view.

  Clouds and an empty beach make for a perfect minimal picture. Don’t shy away from playing with the elements of nature. Also, there are times when it is difficult to capture the size, depth and grandeur of a particular landscape or a monument. You might want to consider adding a person or an object to the photo to really capture the majesty of what you really see in front of you.


  I sometimes like framing my subjects using objects like leaves or branches. They make the picture even more attractive.


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