• Jayanth Dev

Taking Good Pictures Of Yourself When Travelling Alone


Jayanth Dev's solo travel to Thailand

Travelling alone to explore the world is one of the most fulfilling activities. It is especially great for your soul and the peace of mind. However, you might want to collect some memories, especially for social media. If not that, then as a reminiscent of the memories you created during your trip. Thus, a good picture plays a prominent role.

More importantly, selfies, or a picture of yours in the destinations. Sloppy work with blurry or abrupt pictures will not cut it. If you truly want to capture the essence of each destination and revisiting the sensation in the pictures, you need to follow these tips:

Invest In A Camera:


It’s true that in today’s world, there are many smartphones with brilliant camera quality. Some of them are capable of surpassing old-school cameras. However, cameras are designed for a singular purpose of capturing pictures. These have a full arsenal full of settings and support to help you capture pictures however you desire.

The phone is limited in its functionality, but a camera is far superior. More importantly, a good quality camera will help you achieve authentic pictures that will never run out of style. Think about it, after printing, even old school cameras capture brilliant, high-quality pictures like no modern smartphone.

A Tripod For The Scenery

A tripod can hold your camera apart from you. If you’re travelling solo, you don’t have a friend or companion to take your pictures. Thus, the tripod allows you to set the scenery and capture it according to your preference. Most importantly, the recent upsurge in the purchase of tripods has led to a decrease in the pricings.

Once it was a luxury to down, now you can but one simply online at great discounts. These can settle on any surface and offer you a perfect way to capture the pictures.

Not A Tripod Fan? Then Grab A Selfie Stick


You can use a selfie stick to capture your pictures with magnificent scenery. It is easy as long as you invest in premium-grade scenery. If you don’t own a camera, nor do you have a tripod, a selfie-stick becomes a must. You can simply mount your phone on these handy tools and capture pictures. However, make sure to buy a high-quality one with good controls and a sturdy grip. Otherwise, you may end up dropping your phone and nobody wants that. On the other note, many great photographers capture professional pictures with the help of the selfie sticks.


Ask Other Travellers


Asking strangers or other travellers is the most traditional method. It is a great way to get wonderful pictures. Just tell them how you want your photo to look like. There are very fewer chances that someone will say no to you because everyone is in a great mood while travelling. Image if someone asked you to capture your picture, you would agree, right?

Asking strangers can also help you in connecting with the locals, which is a great way to understand their culture. However, often these people are not professionals and may end up ruining your pictures. If you are someone who doesn't like bothering people too much, it might be a better idea to hire a professional photographer.


Hiring A Professional Photographer


In most of the major tourist destinations, you can easily find a professional photographer who can click a great portrait for you. The only downside is that these people tend to charge excessively. However, if you can drive a bargain, it can turn into a fruitful endeavour. Most of the time, they charge cheaper by hours or by bulk order.

However, DIY methods are always better if you want to get a sense of achievement. If you have money, and if you are a tech geek, there is a single most powerful tool you can get. It is the best thing you can ask for. What is it?


Drone Photography


Owning a drone for photography can take the activity to the next level. You can capture pictures from the skies and use their reach to get to the places no person can. It is a great way to explore and find creative methods to capture pictures. Drones are little expensive and they require proper maintenance of them and you can’t just buy a drone only you’ll need extra batteries and tools for it. They are still new, that’s why you cannot just fly a drone anywhere, you’ll need to check the laws of that particular place.


Don’t Be Afraid To Experiment, Have Fun!


Don’t get too busy capturing pictures to show off that you forget to enjoy your trip. Here’s another good advice, you don't need to be in every picture. You can take random shots of half-waves, hands, legs and much more. There are countless ways to be creative with the pictures. It is all about capturing how you perceive the world, so, make sure to stay in a free spirit and make the most out of your trip.

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