Top Tips for Your Holiday Films and Snaps

23rd August, 2017
While on holiday, we all love to capture the memories by taking photos and films so we can reminisce after our holiday comes to an end. However, trying to capture the perfect picture or film can be rather difficult. That said, you donít have to be a photographer to take beautiful pictures, as our guide will help you take some incredible pictures which are truly Instagram worthy!  

Equipment  

You may think that you need to have an expensive camera, tripod, lenses and all the accessories to take an incredible picture, but the reality is that your smart phone will be sufficient.  

Capture List  

Before you head off on your holiday, make a list of everything you want to be captured, be it by film or photo. When you arrive at your chosen destination, you can become overwhelmed with the beautiful surrounding sights, and you may want to try and capture everything at once. To make sure that you donít miss any incredible photo opportunities, try and make a list of points of interest, and fun photos you can take while you are there.  

Sunset and Sunrise  

The best way to show off your destination in an opposite way is by waking up early and capturing a beautiful sunrise shot. Sunrise usually means less crowds, and you capture the solace of where you are. On the other hand, sunset shots can reflect the true character of a location as there can be people milling about.  

Spontaneous  

Planning your photos is always a good idea, but sometimes the spontaneous pictures can really capture the moment, and make the most unique images. Capturing anything which appeals to you while youíre exploring, whether itís a pretty flower or locals chatting at a sidewalk cafe, can also lead to album-worthy photography.
 

Choose a subject  

When taking a photo, you will want something to be the subject as this will draw the viewer into the image. When on holiday you will be astounded by the beautiful scenery, interesting architecture and much more and when taking a photo, you may be overwhelmed when choosing the main focus of the picture or video. Whether you are staying luxury Tuscany villas with a pool or elsewhere, choosing water as your main subject can really capture where you are in the world. 
 

Fancy winning a Go Pro Hero 5?  

All you need to do is share a video with us which tells us 'why a villa holiday is great for kids'. This can be a film of you and your family enjoying your holiday in one of our villas this summer holiday, or alternatively, if you are not lucky enough to be heading off this summer, try and get a little creative with your video entries. You can involve your children and ask them their opinion of their holiday, but just remember not mention or show other holiday providers.  

The deadline for this competition is 29th September, and you can find out more information about it here