You closed your office, you packed your suitcase, the flight is all booked, your hotel room is ready for you and you have planned everything in advance. Basically you are ready to have the best days of the year, so that when you return your friends will be green with envy to see how fun your trip was. But how can you tell a good travel story without a proper photo collection? By thinking a bit in advance by following these short tips:
Document Anything from Beginning to End
Vacation always starts the moment you leave your home and ends when your keys open the door to your sweet home again. What happens between these two moments will make the story of your photo book, therefore everything must be captured – unless it is strictly prohibited. Remember: every good story has to be recorded to be told.
Speaking of recording…
Bring Reliable Equipment
The most important equipment is obviously your camera – whether it is a true camera or the one built into your smartphone – with some extra batteries, chargers and memory sticks/cards in your pocket. It is also a good thing to have a notebook with you where you can jot down certain details if you want to add funny or serious captions to your photos later on.
Oh, and no selfie sticks. Just no.
Take Landscape Photos
Landscape photos are a must. Not only do they perfectly capture the atmosphere you have felt during your trip, but they are also perfect for background pictures in your photo book. Plus they are quite easy to make even if you are using the default settings on your camera.
Do not forget for a moment that you are on vacation. You worked hard just to get to the desired place, so a little goofing out never hurts.
You will be thankful for yourself when you are flipping the pages of your photo book on a gloomy, cold day and you encounter your sillier self from the past.
Keep the Memorabilia
Have some tickets, receipts, flyers etc? Do not throw them away! And before you ask what you should do with them if you don’t want them to be kept in the bottom of an endless drawer, there is a solution to that: a memorabilia pocket on the inside of your photo book’s cover.
Think About Where Your Pictures Will Go
Always think for a second before pressing the shutter release button on your camera. In other words; try to visualize how the photo you are taking would look in a photo book. If it doesn’t look promising enough, delete it (or keep it for yourself) and take a new one.
Choose a Good Photo Book Builder
Would you like a photo book builder with plenty of customization features or you want something simpler? What photo upload options are important? How much would you like to spend on your book? These should be the key aspects when choosing your photo book builder either by searching for it yourself or by reading our thorough reviews.
One quick advice: if the builder has a preset travel-theme template, that’s a good sign.
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