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OUR TOP 5 TIPS FOR BETTER TRAVEL PHOTOS

Posted by Liyana Thomas on 12 April 2016

EPIC LANDSCAPES, DRAMATIC SKIES, AND PHOTOGENIC TRAVEL BUDDIES.

You can’t go too wrong if you’re looking to take a good photo in New Zealand. Even with all elements in place there’s still a few easy things you can do to take your snaps from good to amazing. Here’s our top five tips for stunning travel photos.

 

1. Read all about it

A little research on the destinations you're headed to will mean you hit the ground running. Have a flick through our Kiwi Experience Travel Guide for starters. Our awesome driver guides will make sure you don’t miss anything, and reading up will mean you'll already have plenty of ideas for the shots you want to get.

 

A photo posted by Laura Hearkt (@2aura__) on

 

2. Embrace The Golden Hour

Drag yourself out of bed early for this one.  Just after sunrise and just before sunset is the time of day known by photographers as The Golden Hour. This is when you get a soft and glowy light, perfect for photos. It makes everything look that much better, avoiding the extreme shadows or overexposed shots harsh midday sun can create. 

 

A photo posted by Kiwi Experience (@kiwiexperience) on

 

3. Get down low

A quick way to create unique, interesting shots. Most of the time we click away at eye level, so to mix it up try using low angle shots. Crouch down and see how much it changes the perspective. Whether you capture more of the sky, fit more in the frame or shift the focus to the foreground you'll get a dramatic shot.

 

A photo posted by Kiwi Experience (@kiwiexperience) on

 

4. Rule of thirds

One of the core principles of photography, following the rule of thirds will give you pictures which 'pop' that much more! Split your image into thirds horizontally and vertically then have the subject sitting on one of the lines or intersections. 

 

A photo posted by John Patterson (@patigol9) on

 

5. Just add people

You’ll come across more than your fair share of stunning landscapes travelling around New Zealand. While you're snapping away at all the epic scenery see if you can add a friend or two in the shot. As well as adding scale and interest to photos, there's nothing like humans to add emotion and help the photo tell its story. 

 

A photo posted by Luci Rose Cockayne (@___lucirose) on

 

Ready to get snap happy while we show you Aotearoa at its most picture perfect? Choose your pass and grab your camera!

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