I believe the best way to fall in love with photography and your camera is to get out there and take photos. You don’t have to be a professional you just have to try. Now that you know how to take great photos on your next trip why not get spontaneous!
The whole point of spontaneous photography is being in the moment and unplanned. I like to walk behind my family and snap random photos of them, the scenery, and whatever else my eye might catch. Some of our favorite photos are from when I called out to them and just as they turned around I snapped a photo or two.
Take Your Camera Everywhere
This is the only way you’re going to start taking spontaneous photos. So grab a purse or backpack big enough and take along your camera. We’ve taken our camera hiking, on road trips and even sledding in the winter.
I like the Olympus® OM-D E-M5 Mark II camera because it’s lightweight and compact, weatherproof, and has built-in image stabilization for blur-free images.
Photograph the Simple Things
I like to take pictures of the kids walking, picking up rocks or just being themselves. I find that the best settings happen when you’re spontaneous and trying to capture the simplicity of the moment.
Set a Focus Point
Tired of the same old photos? Why not switch your focus. I love picking a focus point that isn’t the center of the photo. Maybe highlight the landscape, people, or a beautiful smile. Changing things up every once in a while will keep your eyes always looking for that perfect shot. Simply touch the focus point on the touch screen monitor to instantly focus and shoot.
Always Take Multiple Shots
Trust me on this one, you won’t regret it! The more shots you take the better the photo will turn out. The kids are in most of my photos so I learned this early on, multiple shots are the way to go because that is the only way you get the perfect candid shot. They start to relax and bring out their best smile and poses. Remember to just have fun and don’t think about posing.
Have fun, break all the rules, and fall in love with your camera!