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Holiday photography

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Mar 10, 2013 04:45 |  #1

Hi all. how do u approach and go about taking holiday pics when on holiday with friends/family?

Do you tell everyone to pause for a moment while you capture a shot or do you drag others to a certain please purely to capture a specific shot, Or do u just take shots as you go along?

i personally do both as i do not want to be a chore amongs family/friends but i also do want to capture something unique that i simply cant do when im back home and at a place where i most likely will never return again.


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Mar 10, 2013 06:47 |  #2

Do it all, try to "capture moments" so that you can get moments that aren't "forced"...

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Mar 11, 2013 00:23 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #3

1. I take lots of shots so that people start to get used to it and ignore me.
2. Grab shots along the way.
3. Get up early and go out to shoot specific locations alone.
4. Occasional make a day a photography day - going off alone while others do something they particularly want to do.

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Mar 11, 2013 12:59 |  #4

Are you doing it for yourself, or are you the designated family photographer?

For me I just try to sort of blend into the background and once in awhile will get people to pause and pose for a quick shot. And on vacations or holiday I also try to wander off on my own sometimes for my own photographic benefit.

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Mar 13, 2013 07:37 |  #5

It's hard for me to do normal snapshots during holiday. Often I want post card motives or waiting for the right light, but my gf snaps everything she finds interesting. In the end, we have a nice mix of beautiful shots and funny or interesting captures of all situations.
I "forgot" how to make simple snapshots somehow, but I'm glad she is here to safe the day. :-)

As for the question: I dont like to let people pose and shoot more what I see, but Iam glad that often somebody says "take a picture of us here please" and then its fine to stop and do it.

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