Tips to Taking Great Vacation Photos

I am so happy that I got to take a weekend off. Timmy & I took our sweet granddaughters, Alana & Brianna to Medina, Texas. We stayed in a little log cabin at Medina Highpoint Resort and spent the weekend swimming, relaxing and just enjoying the hill country area. I also am proud to report that although I took my laptop with me, I didn't open it once. The resort had zero phone service and spotty wifi service so I had no choice but just relax with my favorite people in the world and read my book. I also didn't take my camera. I knew we would be doing a lot of swimming and I didn't want worry about my camera so I just left it at home. But the photographer in me still wanted to document the memories so of course I still took lots of pictures with my iPhone.

My good friend and colleague Dianne showed me a little Canon camera that she loves to travel with - it's the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS 20.3MP Digital Camera (check it out on Amazon by clicking here). I haven't purchased it yet but I've played with hers and I've seen her vacation pictures and they are fabulous. This camera is about the size of your cell phone and has an amazing zoom feature. But since I haven't bought it, I just used my phone.

Memories don't wait for perfect lighting and posing situations so you just have to do with what you are given. Don't worry about it too much - just snap away and document the moments!! But here are a few tips to assure you get a great vacation photo journal:

  • Tell your story. Take pictures from beginning to end. I took pictures starting in the car - the girls in the back seat on the drive up, when we got to resort, I took pics of our cabin, the view, etc. I continued taking pics until the last minute!