Traveling Thursday – Picture Perfect

Vacations, Forth of July fireworks, family gatherings…there are so many things to photograph during the summer. This week I’m sharing a list of links that will help you improve your photography skills.

Shooting Fireworks
This piece from Digital Trends focuses on tips for a “real” camera. http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/fourth-of-july-photo-tips-shooting-fireworks/

The New York Institute of Photography offers tips for both DSLR and point-and-shoot models with a lot of editing tips thrown in as well.
http://www.nyip.com/ezine/holidays/firewks.html

This piece from Photojojo includes some ideas to spark your creativity.
http://content.photojojo.com/guides/11-tips-for-sparkling-fireworks-photos/

Vacation Photos
TLC offers tips for taking fantastic family vacation photos.
http://parentables.howstuffworks.com/slideshows/family-travel/10-tips-taking-great-family-vacation-photos/

Hip Trip Mama has even more tips, both technical and artistic, to shoot great pics on your next family vacation.
http://www.hiptravelmama.com/hip-tips/hip-tips-family-vacation-photography-how-to/

Fodor’s has lots of tips for creating memorable vacation photos.
http://www.fodors.com/travel-photography/

Planning to use a self-timer? Here’s how NOT to do it.
http://digital-photography-school.com/how-not-to-take-a-self-timer-portrait

Take better beach photos using these tips.
http://www.lightstalking.com/beach-photography-tips

Improve Photography gives great advice for shooting in the mountains.
http://improvephotography.com/1793/tips-ideas-landscape-photography-mountains-hiking-camping/

Miscellaneous Links
Camping with your photography equipment
http://improvephotography.com/1362/10-tips-for-camping-and-being-outdoors-with-your-photography-gear/

Interesting, alternative uses for your camera during your travels
http://www.vagabondish.com/clever-uses-digital-camera-traveling/

If you know of other good resources, please share them in the comments.

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