How to Take the Ultimate Travel Selfie

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Get the Camera as Far Away as Possible

If you have long arms, it will help. Recently, assistive “selfie sticks” have been put on the market. While they might seem a little silly, they will help a lot. Moving the camera further from you will allow you to shoot more of the background, which for tourists is a boon – you can show more of the vista that makes you want to record a picture in the first place.

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Take Your Time

Stand as still as possible to avoid motion blur caused by shaky hands. If an image is worth recording, it’s worth an extra few seconds to get it right. Take a look at the picture before moving on, and if you’re in doubt, snap another one. Since it might be hard to tell if you’ve got a good shot on the screen, especially in bright conditions, consider a backup. Take one with the flash, and one without. While it is possible to “fix” your images afterward, it’s best to have a clear shot in the first place.

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Remember – Safety First

Many people regard their selfies as trophies, proving that they were in a certain place. Pay attention to the world around you. No picture of you running the bulls in Pamplona is worth getting gored. You might really enjoy taking your own picture with a lion, but remember that the lion might not want to pose.

Happy snapping!



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