Calling all adventure seekers, the ones fueled by wanderlust, and all you travelers… Now is the time to plan your next voyage. Whether you go someplace near or far, well, that’s up to you.
What better way to commemorate a trip than to take photos of your favorite memories? Whenever any of us at Kdan Mobile goes someplace new, we make sure to pack one of the most important accessories to document our trip: our smartphones.
While packing for a recent trip to escape the bitter New England winter, trading in my snow boots for flip-flops and jet off to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, I decided to forgo the hassle of packing my heavy DSLR Canon camera as an experiment. For this trip, I would solely rely on my iPhone to document my memories and experiences.
Let your photos do the talking
Let your photos speak for themselves and tell a story of an adventure. When you look at a photo, you want to be triggered by a certain emotion or memory that reminds you of how you felt in the exact moment when you took the photo.
Aaron Siskind once said: “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten.”
Good photography provokes a feeling. Can you recall the warmth of the sun you felt on your face during golden hour as you watched the sunset change from color to color? Photos are special in that way and can bring back those memories.
Slightly off center
Ah, this brings us to the famous “Rule of Thirds” that encourages you to be a little bit daring.
Picture that when you take a photo, you have a grid that you split into thirds with nine equal parts (horizontal and vertical). See what happens when you pull your subject from the center, lining it up at one of the intersection points, to either of the sides, above or below, or slightly off center.
Not only is this a way to break up the composition but it can also encourage for your photos to be more interesting and unique.
You are also able to turn on the gridlines on your iPhone if you don’t want to imagine the grid. This will help you think of new ways to line up the subjects in your photos.
(Photo credit: https://digital-photography-school.com/rule-of-thirds/)
Collages, videos, and animation
You can go a step further to spice up your photos and edit your photos with the Creativity 365 App Series.
I put together a collage of the photos I took while I was in Mexico, using NoteLedge. The collage works as a virtual “scrapbook” of pictures from the trip, that I can always look back on and remember the adventures.
Another one of our favorite techniques to share and edit your photos, is using Write-on Video. We created a video of some of our favorite moments from Mexico and added some motion stickers!
By making a video, you’re able to not only have your memories saved forever in a different format, but it’s an easy way to show your friends and family moments from your adventure. It is more interesting to show them a video rather than having them sit through you swiping through picture after picture. The video can make them feel as if they are experiencing part of the trip with you.
We hope this piece has inspired you to go on an adventure someday soon. Happy traveling!
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