Its no secret, Andrea and I love to travel a lot. We also take tons of photos, tens of thousands actually – each year. Andrea travels with his [amazon_textlink asin=’B00IPB3E8Q’ text=’Nikon D600′ template=’ProductLink’ store=’traveladdic05-20′ marketplace=’CA’ link_id=’a49c4bf1-20e9-43c5-a0c9-3cc9b7a84e47′] and is usually the one ready to take my crazy poses.
But how do we get those most “memorable” shots? Lets dig in.
The Perfect Camera
This is a question we get asked all the time! What’s the best camera I should use? The answer is simpler than you think…. it’s the one you have with you all the time! Now, while I consider myself intelligent enough (shameful I know) to use a DSLR, really, I’m not passionate about using them. Thankfully Andrea is! As for me, I use my iPhone. Yep. They work consistently well, and I’m able to grab the funniest photos in less than a second!
Always Make Friends With the Local Donkey
Yup. Some animals just make you smile more than others! And by all means, we’ve seen enough cat pictures! I mean, if you ever see a donkey, don’t be afraid to give it a little cuddle… how CUTE 😉
Tricks of the Trade
While we tend to take a lot of “perfectly framed” shots – i.e. the Eiffel Tower, The Colosseum, a little photoshop work can help make the photo a little more fun! This does require a little technical skill, and we almost always know someone who can help with that.
As for props, ask a gelato vendor for a 45 cent cone!
Da Photo Bomb!
I’ll admit it – I’m usually the one doing the photo bombing! And for as long as I can remember, I think it was only once that someone got really angry at me for doing it. And then this happened… will always remember this day visiting Rome via Segway Tour!
Try New Things
Somewhere in Asia, we were dying for something cold. The closest thing we could find was cold coffee, but it was from a bag! Never heard of it. Spoiler: It was delicious, photo check!
Don’t be Afraid to Help Out a Friend
Just like at the wonderous Batu Caves, don’t hesitate to help out a friend. Here in Hoi An, I got to sell fruit for a little while. Actually, I just wanted to give the nice lady a break. Boy that cart was heavy!
Keep The Memories Alive
Lastly, consider keeping the memories alive with a Photo Book. They look great on the coffee table and make an even better gift!
I hope you find some inspiration to capture those moments that you’ll remember forever!
In March 2017, Rick and Andrea started a Facebook Group called Travel Addicts as a way to share their travel photos and videos with the world. And boy did it ever grow! As of Feb 2020, the group has grown to over 200,000 members! One reason for their success is that they have done their best to ensure only those high quality content get shared, all while limiting the use of commercial content. This is a painstaking process – a labor of love that each takes both very seriously.
Thanks for reading!
Rick & Andrea