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How to take bright photos – anywhere


How to take the best travel photos

Having photos to remember trips by is one of my favorite things about traveling. I like to think of them as mini souvenirs we collect along the way. Whether I am snapping shots of the kids in Las Vegas this week, or getting the perfect angle on photo shoot location back home – I’ve learned a great tip along the way for taking bright and festive shots when not I’m not in the studio.

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Use your camera's snow setting year around to take the best travel photos.

To make travel photos bright and clean, I use the snow setting on my camera (or phone).

Haven’t we waited months for the opposite of snow you ask? Well yes. But the “snow” setting on my camera is going to give me brighter photos all around. It’s designed to make the whites brighter, it’s naturally going to give the shot a great balance of light achieveing that perfect bright look – no matter how strong the sun is shinning.

I’ve shared this and 8 other traveling photo tips right here, if you’d like to see.

(Top photo by A Beautiful Mess, bottom photo via Classy Girl Wears Pants)


  • Becky
    July 15, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Where do you find the snow setting on the IPHONE? Are you using an app?

    • Victoria
      July 16, 2014 at 6:12 am

      Becky, Hi! It’s in the scene section of Camera+ Good question! Hope that helps. xoxo

  • Stephanie
    July 16, 2014 at 2:25 am

    Such beautiful pictures, I really love the mixed prints/textures in the snowy one.

  • Rose D'Angelo Designs
    July 18, 2014 at 6:36 am

    I completely agree with you. I take the best beach photos of my littles with the snow setting!!! Have a great weekend.

  • Stacia
    July 18, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Do you use the snow setting all the time or just outside on vacation? This is a really intriguing idea!

  • James Limo
    June 22, 2015 at 3:27 am

    Amazing Tips. I never thought about this.

  • Jessica Brown
    December 13, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    You’ve really shared amazing tips. Great one.


  • My Limo Melbourne
    March 9, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Excellent tips you have shared



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