How to take travel photo’s like a boss
As travel bloggers, it’s extremely important to have a sense of photography skills. Right? Well let us tell you a secret. We are anything but professional photographers! (Although we still have a dream to become National Geographic photographers one day..). If you look at our website and Instagram account, you will see that we are very much focused on visuals. From nature, portraits to food and buildings. You won’t even realize how much we discuss sometimes about getting the perfect image. If the color isn’t right of the light doesn’t quite do it for us, we won’t post it. But I think over the years we have managed to improve our skills a great deal to the point that people ask us:
So how do we do it?
Creating that perfect image doesn’t need to take a million settings or hours editing. No, it all starts with a good camera. At Wander-Lust we work with Olympus and even though we used to own a Canon and Sony before, we have shifted to Olympus for several reasons;
- We needed a compact digital camera that we could bring everywhere
- The Olympus OMD and PEN are one of the best compact SLR camera’s out there
- You can fit different lenses onto the Olympus OMD and PEN camera’s for better visual performance
Shot with the Olympus OMD
So once we got our new camera’s, we needed to learn a few things. For us there are a few things of importance when we shoot travel photo’s; light (ISO) saturation (color) settings, wifi and video. Something that our newly bought camera’s have. Don’t think we are professionals, we are far from it, but that’s the great thing about having a easy to use camera, you can pretend to be a pro without anyone noticing it! These are the settings we think you should know about when starting your photography:
- ISO (light)
- Diafragma (Blurry fore or background)
- Different scenes setting
Setting P: brightens the picture even it’s it’s darker outside
Capturing movement is no problem with the OMD
I decided to buy the Olympus OMD E-M10 and Sarah got the Olympus PEN E-PL7. Both are now available for €499,- in selected stores or online. Let’s put the 2 camera’s next to each other and compare a few things.
Advantages of the Olympus E-M10
Has a viewfinder Yes vs No
Higher resolution screen
Around 40% higher resolution screen
Better color depth
Slightly better image quality 73.0 vs 72.0
Almost the same
Built-in flash Yes vs No
Advantages of the Olympus E-PL7
Supports 24p Yes vs No
You can make awesome selfies or vlogs
Takes 3D photos
Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Smaller Size, thinner and lighter
Set your camera on ART and see what happens!
You can also change your color settings to what you would like. I personally love it when colors are vivid and pop out so I put my saturation up one notch in the setting menu. The result? The bluest water and skies without any effort!
KimPosted at 09:26h, 25 August
A year ago I wanted to buy an Olympus camera too. Thought about it for days and decided to buy the Canon 70D. A perfect professional camera but, a big but, it’s waaaaaay to heavy for trips. I wish I’ve choosen another one…
blondemomentsPosted at 14:27h, 25 August
i had to make the same decision but i also took another camera. damn. well next time then!
Bryony Clapperton (travelsandmore)Posted at 23:55h, 08 September
Great post with solid advice! I’m always looking for photography tips. Thanks for sharing.
Wander-lustPosted at 09:57h, 09 September
Hope it helps!