Happy Easter, Happy Trails

Dec 09, 2003

After a weekend full of Easter egg hunts, family brunches and dinners, we wanted to share a special image captured in Delft, Netherlands. Located in South Holland, this dreamy town offers picturesque canals, bustling streets and European charm. Spring is the best time of year to visit, as the subtle breeze follows you in and out of narrow alleys and nature blossoms all around, reinvigorated by the sun’s return.

A relaxing boat tour throughout the canals is the perfect way to experience Delft’s stunning architecture and vibrant scenery. It’s also a great opportunity to practice your photography skills. Below, we share some of our most handy photography tips for travelers.

Seize the Moment

When traveling, you never know where an alley will lead or what could happen at any given moment. It’s important to be prepared with your camera at the ready and your eyes open.

Make it Count

Tourists generally snap photographs of everything they see whilst traveling, only to return and delete 80 percent of their photographs. To ensure that you capture the moments that count, pause before you click to ask yourself why you think the scene or image is unique. This will help quell the urge to take photos of every single historic statue you come across and return home with a truly unique snapshot of your trip.

Become a Jack-of-All-Trades

When traveling, you encounter a variety of different situations. One morning, you might capture a man sipping his daily coffee at a café while the afternoon might be filled by a hike. The beauty of travel is that you’re exposed to a multitude of activities in a short period of time. Use your trip as an excuse to exercise and practice your photography muscles with portrait, landscape, action, daytime and nighttime photography. When you return home, you’ll know exactly which areas you need to focus on in sharpening your skills.

Steinberg Photography hopes you had an enjoyable Easter! If you’re traveling this spring season, share your pictures with us on Facebook, where you can also see the latest photographs from award-winning photographers Jim & Lori Steinberg. Want to sharpen your skills pre or post trip? Check out our workshops here and practice, practice, practice!