travel tip

Plan for the golden hours

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18 On an aver­age fam­ily hol­i­day, bal­anc­ing the de­mands of your fam­ily with your wish to shoot great travel pic­tures can be a strug­gle.

One so­lu­tion is to put your cam­era away dur­ing the mid­dle of the day when the sun is high in the sky and there are plenty of things to do with your com­pan­ions. In­stead, plan to take pic­tures at first light be­fore ev­ery­one is up, so you can get back to join them for break­fast.

You usu­ally get the best light just af­ter dawn, as the low sun cre­ates warm-coloured light, and cre­ates bet­ter shad­ows. Spend the rest of the day look­ing for places you can pop back to the next morn­ing. Sun­set is also a great time to take pic­tures, and again you can plan your day so that you can be tak­ing the shots you want to take while oth­ers are get­ting ready to go out for the evening. If you are on a day trip, make sure you are in the best place when the sun be­gins to fall: head for a place with a high van­tage point that will give you the most op­tions for pic­tures of the set­ting sun.

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