Photography Tips to Try on Your Next Family Vacation

June 4, 2020

Written by AVLCI

You are finally going on that family vacation you’ve all been dreaming about, and you are suddenly appointed as the official photographer. It seems exciting at first, but you are gripped with a little sense of dread knowing that everyone in the family has his or her own quirk about how photos should be taken. Worry not, because we have prepared a few photography tips that you may find useful, whether you are vacationing in Boracay and Palawan or just a staying in the city like Greenbelt and Ortigas!

Choosing the Right Gear and the Right Settings.

It is always good to know which gear you should use. Don’t limit yourself with DSLR or digicams. Mind you, your phone can be as useful as the aforementioned. It only depends on your requirements. Do you have a big family? Then you either need a wide-angle lens for your DSLR or a phone with good panoramic lens.

When it comes to settings, your brightness and contrast will depend on where you are taking the photo. For instance, you will need to adjust accordingly whether you are at the beach or inside a hotel’s restaurant.

And before we forget, do bring with you a sturdy tripod or selfie stick because we are sure you’d want to be in the photo too!


Photography Tips to Try on Your Next Family Vacation

Photo by Engr. Rafael and Leonida Lemorinas


X Marks the (Perfect) Spot!

Here’s the fun part: explore the surroundings of the hotel you are staying at. If it has a nice beach view, make sure to capture a glimpse of it on your shot. If the resort has a big waterpark, have the kids run around and use the slides and pools as their background!

If it is a staycation in the city, go visit the hotel’s pool area. It is the best place for that family jump shot pic!


Photography Tips to Try on Your Next Family Vacation

Photo by @xyochabel


Tell Them What and What Not to Do.

Since you are taking the photo, feel free to direct your family members on how and where they should pose. Do away with the standard “cheese!” shots and remember that natural smiles or spontaneous fun poses will always be the best! Unless you are using a film camera, it’s good to experiment with poses both staged and candidly “stolen” so you can frame that perfect shot!

Photo by @nicolefebre


Look for Inspiration!

You don’t always have to be original. Log on to Instagram and check out photos that you can copy and apply them to your own photo set! To start you off, try typing in #AstoriaBoracay and #AstoriaCurrent for beach shots and #AstoriaPlaza for cityscapes! Who knows? You may become our next IG influencers!


Photo by @daryl_dareen


We hope we covered enough of the basics to help you get that Instagram-worthy shot!

Of course, the most foolproof way to achieve that perfect vacation – for both the ‘gram and in real life – is to trust the country’s leading vacation club, Astoria Vacation and Leisure Club, Inc.! With AVLCI, you’re safe from timeshare frauds and other travel troubles. From reservation up until check-out, your getaway will surely be smooth and hassle-free!

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