Focus on Travel Photography
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One way to improve your pictures of traveling companions is to lighten up. Stop taking your pictures (and yourself) so seriously. Let silliness reign and your pictures will be more fun to look at and tons more fun to take.
How to set your own silly streak in motion? Start by letting your subjects decide how they want to pose. Or give them a challenge: See if you can get the family to do a Rockettes kick on the beach, or mimic holding the Statue of Liberty's torch with an ice cream cone. Whatever the scene, be sure your subjects are in on the fun and that you're not catching them off-guard. Some people don't like surprises.Next: "Around the Campfire"