I am absolutely obsessed with travel photography. When I head out on a trip, I always carry my iPhone (loaded with photo apps) an old school Holga camera with Lomography film and my Sony NEX F-3 digital camera to click away. My Instagram (@DeviDev) is pretty infamous for travel pics. Be it ones riding an elephant in Thailand or sunsets captured in Hawaii, I try to be as lustworthy as possible with my uploads.
This week, Sarah Wilkerson, CEO of www.ClickinMoms.com, the photography industry’s largest female social network and subscription based community of female photographers, offers up seven amazing tips to make your next Instagram posts lustworthy too!
1. Visit a Gift Shop: Stop into the gift shop at your hotel or even on your way out of the airport when you arrive at your destination. The postcard racks there are filled with visual inspiration for the places and things you’ll want to be sure to capture as well as some of the best perspectives for doing so. Want to capture the Eiffel Tower in a way that no one else has? Well, then the postcards can serve as a “what not to do” and help to ensure that your perspective is, indeed, unusual.
2. Be an Early Bird: Head out before the most popular locations get packed. While everyone else is asleep, you can have quiet time to focus on composing the perfect shot of the Taj Mahal — all while avoiding the inevitable throngs of tourists that would otherwise walk right in front of the frame. As a bonus, the time shortly after sunrise has some of the most beautiful light worth photographing and will make your images positively magical.
3. Change up your perspective: Particularly when capturing a “bucket list” or “don’t miss” subject on the trip (e.g., The Rialto Bridge on your trip to Venice), approach your subject from several perspectives. I’m not just talking about a step to the left or a horizontal vs. vertical shot; I’m talking about major shifts in position and field of view. Get one shot in which you fill the frame, one shot in which the subject is so small that it might seem like an afterthought, one shot crouched low to the ground, and one shot from atop the highest position you can find in the area.
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"