Posted on June 8th, 2012
With the summer months approaching this usually means family vacations and lifetime memories. This is a perfect time to spend with family and not think of work, but as any photographer can tell you this is also the time for great shots. Around the United States there are many unique places that have different elements that make for great photos. Here are a few locations that are pretty popular.
Hawaii – Other than the majestic scenery and delectable cuisine, Hawaii is a safe haven for tropical waterfalls and stunning colors. The climate is pretty warm all year long and except for the five to ten minute rain in the morning, pretty sunny. This is a golden opportunity to tackle your skill with waterfalls and wild life using a slow shutter speed.
Grand Canyon – This location is pretty much a wonder to see. The atmosphere is warm during the day and cold at night. The scenery is a bright red with slight brown undertones that give the element of a desert. Once in the high regions of the Canyon be cautious of the wind and the direction it flows. This is a great area to capture panoramic views and wide shots. Be aware of the wildlife in this region.
Disneyland/Disneyworld – A child’s playground or in some cases an adults playground. This wonderland is full of bright colors and fast moving children. This is a perfect atmosphere to practice with fast shutter speeds for those rides as well as the children. Take advantage of the firework show at night to practice your technique.
Washington D.C. – A place of history and life. This area is colorful in the summer and rich with life. This is a great opportunity to take different approaches to the scenic views with perhaps different angles. Be cautious though of the rules and regulations you may have for certain locations in regards to photography.
With the many locations you may venture during your vacations, always keep an open mind. This is perfect time to step out of your comfort zone and explore new techniques in photography. It is always best to also bring along extra equipment such as lenses, memory cards, and batteries. Always remember to never delete a photo until you can view in your studio and take as many shots as you can.