How To Plan The Perfect Road Trip.

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When it comes to road trips, my most favourite things are the views! 🙂

It’s almost as if you are going through countless mini-destinations before getting to THE ONE. You know, like the appetizer before the main course. A lil’ extra side dish, if you will. Okay, okay… Hahah! I’m gonna stop now. 🙂

Here are a couple of pointers to help you plan your next road trip:

1. Good company.

If you have a say in this, make sure you pick people who bring out the best in you and vice versa.

2. Comfort is key.

Go for loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. And remember to keep warm if it’s cold, especially during the morning and evening hours.

3. Cue the music.

Carry your favourite playlists along with you because you can’t always rely on the radio.

4. Stock the snacks.

Potato crisps, banana crisps, apples, grapes, passion fruits, groundnuts, water, juice… pretty much everything you can carry.

5. Camera…check.

Lastly, you’ll need to find a way to keep the memories of your trip. And what better way to do that than to take lots of pictures. So make sure your cameras and phones are fully charged and ready to go! 🙂

Always be kind.

Dee.

Photography for Beginners: 5 Ways to Get the Perfect Shot.

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I’m no professional photographer or anything but my passion for photography has always made me look for ways to improve my shots.

There’s nothing I ogle at more than photos that ooze originality and creativity.

Here are a few tips and tricks to get your photos looking just as good:

1. Composition.

Your picture should be able to tell a story so consider what’s going to be in the frame. You could have one or two subjects in one photo and a couple of complimentary objects around them to spice up the shot. But always make sure to focus on what you need to stand out.

2. Lighting.

Very essential in photography and it takes a while for one to be able to understand how to play around with it. In basic photography, the source of light (e.g the sun) should always be behind the photographer, while the subject of the photo (e.g a baby) should be in front of the photographer. That allows just enough light to fall on the subject without casting a shadow over the photographer’s lens.

But then again, for those who enjoy testing their creativity, you could change those positions to get some cool effects like silhouettes. This occurs when the subject is between the source of light and the photographer.

3. Angles.

Now, in as much as I love straight up shots, they do tend to become a little bit boring. It does help when you mix them up with aerial and side-angle shots.

4.  Take multiple images.

One is just never enough. Because you might get home, upload the picture to your computer, see the magnified version, dislike it, delete it and cry. But then if you have a couple of images to choose from, that saves you the tears because you’ll definitely end up loving one, if not a couple of the pictures you took.

5. Edit.

Finally, get creative and edit your picture. Crop it, add some saturation, level out the brightness, add some highlights and you’ll have that photo looking like it was taken by a professional! 🙂

“The best camera is the one you have with you.” – Unknown

Hope this has been helpful.

Always be kind.

Dee.