How to Get Gorgeous Travel Photos, especially when traveling solo

1. Set up the EXACT frame you want

Be the creative director when asking someone to take a photo of you. Frame exactly where you want them to shoot so that they just have to click a button. Set up the frame, show them the frame and then go stand in the middle of the fame. You can’t mess this up.

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2. Don't Pose, Just Play

Instead of posing for the camera, just go stand in the frame and play. Play with your dress, jump around, twirl. This method is fun and fast.


3. Know your "Quick Angles"

Even the prettiest of faces can look awkward when you’re asking a stranger to take a photo of you. I just avoid that awkwardness by using my quick angles that take no effort at all. Photos from behind and photos where you’re looking down slightly are easy to nail.

4. Take Photos of Awesome Places...with You in Them.

Let the environment be the main attraction, and you just happen to be in the photo.


5. Look Up Your Destination on Instagram

Going to a famous park, beach, or temple? Do a quick Instagram search and see where you can find some UNIQUE angles (you don’t want the same photo as everyone else) but you can get some creative ideas with a quick search.

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In 2011, I left Seattle with just $200 in my pocket to travel the world solo. Today, I'm the founder and creator of The Solo Girl’s Travel Guide, the #1 travel guide book series for women - and the author of The One-Way Ticket Plan. 

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