It’s no secret that we love to use our travel photos as decoration in both our private moments and our more public design elements in our homes. Photos of amazing sights, awesome beaches and accommodations, and our family having fun in exotic locations combine colour, light, and smiles into affecting and effective photography that’s ideal for turning into large-scale art via affordable online canvas printing.
But that’s typical. And while typical holiday photos make for perfectly beautiful wall art, there are some different approaches to your holiday photography that can elevate it to the level of serious art without requiring much extra effort on your part. Next time you’re on holidays, consider employing one of the follow ideas instead of the usual.
Awesome Canvas Printing from Strangers
When we take travel photos we usually focus on our own group, the friends and family we’ve travelled with. That make sense, of course – these are not only the people we love, they’re the people we’re actually sharing the experience with.
The downside to taking photos of family and friends is that we’re often constrained by those very bonds. We shy away from interesting angles because they might not always be flattering angles, and every photo displays the same level of excitement, affection, and intimacy.
Instead, next time try your hand at photographing strangers. Fellow guests at the hotel, people on the beach, shopkeepers and others. Not only will every photo you put on your wall via canvas printing inspire a real story instead of a variation of ‘Here’s my kids at the …’ but you’ll almost subconsciously be willing to take a photo that lacks a smile. These photos might capture something truly remarkable.
Get Down and Go Macro
Understandably, we go to exotic places for the amazing views. And while those shots of the ocean, the mountains, or the jungle can make for some stunning art work, it’s also what everyone does – and most of those shots are available as reproductions of professionally-shot photos that you’ll have a hard time beating.
So, why not buy a gorgeous poster of that beach and instead spend your time getting down on your hands and knees and capturing some of the smaller bits of beauty around you. A tiny, jewel-like turtle in the sand. Paw prints or footprints leading off into the distance. Flowers and plants unlike anything you’ll ever see back home.
The fact is, macro photography is a powerful choice no matter where you are. But in a scenario where almost everyone focuses on the Big Picture, going small can be just as powerful, and can produce the sort of photos that no one else back home is going to have on their walls.