You want to photograph your motorhome or van trips but you don’t know how to do it? Here are a many simple tips to take picture of your motorhome. Our tips do not require any expense and can be implemented regardless of your level.
Improve framing and composition to boost the photo 🏞
The composition is the art of ordering the various elements that will end up on the photo. To take pics of your motorhome and the landscape, it is therefore important to think about the composition. Think about what you’re going to take and why take it.
We advise you to use the third party rule to improve your compositions. As soon as you can, play with textures and lights for example at sunrise or sunset (Golden Hours).
To learn more about the third party rule, check out Tom’s article on his website Wit and Folly.
When you start, you don’t often pay attention to your horizon line and your inclination. Remember to put the horizon right in your settings to improve your photos. In some cases, emphasize symmetry to highlight your topic. This can be very interesting when travelling to architectural cities such as Rome, Barcelona or Paris.
Highlight your subject 🚌
The idea is to try to enhance your motorhome in an original and different way. Based in particular on the compositional rules mentioned above, highlight the qualities of your motorhome, your feeling or even an atmosphere!
For example, if you are in a nature reserve in the US where the landscape is very atypical, try to highlight your motorhome or van by finding a catch point somewhere. It can be a particular form, something out of the ordinary, or a person.
Change the point of view 🔎
Move if the subject is fixed! Think of the “portrait format” (vertical), which allows you to give another reading to your photos. The objective is therefore to vary the type of format to take picture of your motorhome. Be innovative, don’t hesitate!
Check the weather 🌪
Take into account the weather to photograph your motorhome or your van. Contrary to what we think, it is not the big blue sky without cloud that will bring the most beautiful photos. Bad weather is also your ally. Storm skies offer lots of contrasts and structures and give relief to the photo.
Choosing the right direction 🚐
If you photograph with the sun in front of you there is a good chance that the photo is not pleasant to look at. Always put the sun in your back. You will get a more pleasant image without too white or too black area.
So don’t wait to photograph your motorhome, or your van during your next getaways!
For more tips, read our article about 10 tips for a successful travelling in motorhome.
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