Simple Tips for Snapping Perfect Outdoor Pics

Capturing the moment is an all-important part of your summer travels, especially when you are taking in all that Earth has to offer. Snapping a gorgeous outdoor vacation pic doesn’t require you to be a professional photographer.

Use these easy tips to create interest and appeal in your vacation selfies and snapshots:

  1. Avoid the center. You can bring your subject to life by moving it to the left or to the right of the center of your picture. Simple-Tips-for-Snapping-2.jpg
  2. Use gridlines. Access this feature from your phone’s camera. Place points of interest along the intersections and lines to create balance and a more natural interaction for viewers. Simple-Tips-for-Snapping-3.jpg
  3. Keep it simple. Choose one interesting subject. And fill the frame with some negative space to help the subject stand out.  Simple-Tips-for-Snapping-4.jpg
  4. Get perspective. Find an interesting angle or an unexpected perspective to create depth and height illusions. Simple-Tips-for-Snapping-5.jpg
  5. Capture the detail. Get a close-up of color or texture to help bring life to your photo. Try not to zoom in, as you’ll distort the resolution—it’s best to be physically closer to your subject. Simple-Tips-for-Snapping-6.jpg
  6. Create symmetry. Whether through reflections, architecture or natural elements, creating an impression of mirrored halves is compelling and pleasing to the eye. Simple-Tips-for-Snapping-7.jpg
  7. Have fun. Use color blocking, editing and different lenses to experiment and find what grabs your attention. Simple-Tips-for-Snapping-8.jpg Taking photos of beauty found in the great outdoors helps you appreciate all that Earth gives to us. Make a green promise to help keep air clean by choosing electricity powered from renewable sources, like the sun and wind. And share your outdoor vacation pics with us using #DearEarth!

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