Travel Hacks

10 Simple Tips For Snapping Better Travel Pictures On Your Next Road Trip

By Wild Kiwi Team
on  December 18, 2017

You definitely don’t need to be a pro to capture some incredible images of your New Zealand holidays!

Look For The Light

Lighting is easily one of the most important things to consider before beginning to compose your photograph. Look at where your source of light is and think about whether it’s creating any interesting shadows or highlighting a particular area. It’s generally quite tricky to photograph outside during the midday sun, so you might want to wait for the golden hour to get the shots you really want.

Consider Composition

Take time to really look at where you’re pointing your camera and think about what’s in your frame. You don’t want to look back at your pictures and spot an overflowing bin or obtrusive sign lingering in the background when asking your subject to shuffle to the left slightly would have avoided it altogether.

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Fill The Frame

Robert Capa, a pro photojournalist, once said that if your photographs don’t look good enough, you aren’t close enough. So, don’t be afraid to really dive in there and get up close.

Simplicity Is Key

Trying to fit too many elements into one photograph will generally result in a picture that looks a bit messy. Look for one or two interesting elements and frame your image accordingly.

Keep Your Camera With You

You don’t have to (and shouldn’t be) spending your entire adventure looking through a lens or a screen, but having your camera with you at all times will ensure that you won’t miss out on those spontaneous candid moments that make every trip unique!


Sometimes something as simple as kneeling or crouching down and altering your perspective slightly is all it takes to transform a good photograph into a great one.

Ignore The Rules On Your New Zealand Holidays

You’ll figure out your style by experimenting and having fun with your camera and so, although it’s useful to have some tips lingering in the back of your mind, follow your instincts and make your own rules!

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