Since most tourists would love to take home great memories of the places they visited in the country, most would want to take snapshots here and there to capture the country’s beauty. But one of the most important things to remember is how to take photos that could capture the beauty, and not just take normal uninteresting photos.
The Philippines is a tropical paradise, and no matter how great a tourist would feel about the country’s sunny climate, it could also ruin a great photo. The sun when at its brightest is not a friend of the camera, so instead of taking pictures in the middle of the day, it is better to take photographs during the morning (when the sun is bright but not blinding) and during the late afternoon when the night and day seems to battle with each other.
The placing of the sun in the photo is important as well. It is best to take photos with the sun behind the one taking the photo. The subject facing the sun is also recommended (although make sure that the subject, most especially if it is a person, should be comfortable facing the sun or else they wouldn’t look good in the photos no matter how hard the photographer works).
It is also a good idea to include people in the photographs. People can make any photo seems more real and alive. But be sure to follow photography ethics, always make sure to ask for permission before photographing random people.
Always placing the subject in the middle of the photograph is also a big NO in photography. Be loose and get creative, the subject may be the photographer’s focus but it doesn’t mean it should always be in the center. Sometimes, putting your subject in the sidelines makes it more interesting to look at because it can tell a different story and feel of the captured moment.
And lastly, take as many photos as one can. Since most cameras today are digital and technically can take thousands of photos, the more a photographer takes pictures, the higher the chances he/she can capture a great moment. Even professionals practice this, so why can’t an amateur do the same?