SOLO TRIP PHOTOSHOOTING
There are so many places to visit in this world, that a lifetime is just not enough. Going on a Solo Trip is a life-changing experience. Might sound difficult the first time and I know a lot of people around me that are scared to take the step, but trust me: Once you go on a Solo Travel you will definitely want more.
But, here comes the hard part. How can you get those beautiful photos you see everywhere on Instagram if you are on your own? Well, let me tell you that it is possible to go on a Solo Trip and come back with a bunch of Instagram-worthy pictures.
Struggling to master the art of the selfie is something I can relate to. I always had an issue with taking a good Instagram-worthy selfie. It’s just not working for me. I have difficulty finding the right angle, I suppose. That’s why I started to look for other ways of taking pictures on my own and I found out that there are countless ways you can get some amazing pictures when you are traveling alone. Whether you are using a selfie stick, a tripod, or simply your phone with the timer on, you can ace your travel photography.
I am a firm believer that solo travel for women as for men is one of the best ways to learn about yourself and discover the world. Discover yourself, while discovering the world! This is my new Mantra. You can use it if you like.
Taking a solo trip is also a fantastic way to grow, become your own best friend, and improve on your solo photography skills.
I have still a long way to go in mastering the perfect Solo Travel photography, but here are a few important lessons that I’ve learned over all these years of trying to capture the perfect photos as a solo traveler!
This list is non-exhaustive, so feel free to add your own style, or get an idea of how you would like to create your own selfie or non-selfie solo photographies.
FIND INSPIRATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA
One of the easiest ways to get inspired is to use social media. Create inspirational boards on Pinterest or save photos on Instagram. Create mood boards with different poses that you like. However, you don’t want to limit yourself by creating the same photo, bring your own charm and create your own composition.
activate Rapid-Fire Shooting
Activate the rapid-fire on your phone and ask someone to take a picture for more flawless photos. In reality, you will get lots of shots to choose from and increase your odds of having a picture that you love. This system of taking pictures in rafale is the best way when traveling on your own. It allows you to choose one among many.
USE A SELFIE STICK OR A TRIPOD
Bring your selfie stick and snap away shamelessly. A tripod is also a good idea. There are models that come at your level or models that you can attach to other surfaces, like the handler of your luggage.
If a selfie stick or a tripod sound too touristy for you, you should know that some cameras have remote capabilities.
SWITCH YOUR CAMERA TO FILMING
As I do not trust strangers with my pictures, I tell them to take a video of 30 seconds while I move around. Or I use the tripod and film myself. I have my camera set on a 4K movie, so even if I will take a screenshot of the frame I love, I will still get good quality. In a movie you are more natural, so your photos will be instagram-worthy.
ASK AROUND YOU FOR HELP
Based on my experience, I can tell you that tourists are in such a great mood, that they will not mind helping you take a shot. What I usually do, is go to a couple that struggles to take a selfie and propose to take them beautiful couple pictures. Afterward, they are more than happy to take a picture of you.
GET A DRONE
Drones are widely spread among travelers, especially on Social Media. They are an easy way of creating great content and it is very useful in case you are Solo Traveling. Take a model that is light to carry in your bag and that has an integrated option to follow your movements. You will be able to walk with the drone following you.
DID YOU LIKE MY TIPS & TRICKS FOR SOLO PHOTOGRAPHY?
Tell me in the comments section if you liked my tips & tricks and what are the-solo-trips-photos you like to take while solo traveling.
And REMEMBER: As long as you have a young spirit, you can do whatever you like exactly at your age.
Just enjoy what you are doing. The rest is silence.