Plan for the golden hours
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.