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Travel Tips 1 & 2

Posted on January 29, 2017 by IMVIO Team | 0 comments

  1. Read Up On Your Destination

To produce topnotch travel photography you need to do some advance research on your destination. While you’re still at home, read up on the location you plan on visiting.

Find out about interesting local landmarks, areas of unique natural beauty, interesting structures or architecture that might make for good subject matter and/or photographic locations.

The Internet is a great resource as are travel guides for finding out as much as possible about the customs and culture, the overall region, any interesting festivals or events that might be happening when you’ll be there and don’t forget to find out what the weather will be.

You might find out that you’re planning on being down the block from somewhere or something amazing that is just waiting for you to take pictures. This is why it’s vital research all the destinations you plan on visiting before you leave so you don’t miss out on any opportunities for taking great photos.

When you’re checking the weather report during your visit, see if you can find out the exact time the sun will be rising and setting. Those are the “golden hours” for taking great pictures, especially if you’re in a hot climate where it tends to get hazy during the middle of the day.

There are specific parts of the world where photographs are not allowed, places where photographers must follow certain rules. Find out in advance what you can and cannot photograph so you can avoid getting into trouble. 

You might also want to check to see if there are any specific dress codes you must follow, as well as any other local regulations and/or laws that must be obeyed. Learn all you can about the culture and religion of the area before you arrive so that you don’t make any serious mistakes or offend anyone while you’re in the country.

 

  1. Get the Instagram Community to Weigh In

It’s always a good idea to have a top-notch travel guidebook for research purposes, but you can also get a lot of interesting feedback and information on the destination you’ve chosen from the Instagram Community, an iTunes app. People in that community will happily offer their advice and it’s always free!

Your followers will want to know where you’re traveling next so they can weigh in on the top locations to visit, where you should eat, and the best places to see and photograph. 

Every destination is unique, with its own clichés and secret hideaways off the beaten path. See if you can find some local Instagrammers who can tell you where they go to shoot. If it’s possible, try to speak to them personally to get the inside track on the most interesting spots for taking pictures.

Instagram’s mobile photography community can be very helpful because everyone is so friendly. You won’t have any trouble finding people who will be thrilled to help you in your quest for the best locations to shoot. And there’s always the possibility that someone might offer to meet up with you and show you around!

Youtube Review by Sam & Angela's Vlog

Posted on January 19, 2017 by IMVIO Team | 0 comments

In this episode, Sam & Angela's Vlog review IMVIO iPhone 6 plus lenses. It comes with two lenses, wide lens and fish-eye lens. It comes with a nice case, and the lens is screw into the case. It also comes with nice carrying case, so you carry the lenses with your keys. If you take lots of pictures and video, you might want to check out this cool accessories for your iPhone. It makes your photos and video much more interesting. If you have other iPhone models, don't worry. They have one for every iphone model. Check it out!

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Is your iPhone Camera All You Really Need?

Posted on January 16, 2017 by IMVIO Team | 0 comments

You Can Take Amazing Travel Photos With Your iPhone 

When planning a trip it can be a challenge trying to determine how much camera equipment you’ll need. Who wants to drag around a load of bulky equipment if it’s not needed? The truth is that whether you’re heading out for a weekend getaway, a family cruise, or a backpacking trip across the Alps, your iPhone is all you’ll need for great pictures. Each week we will teach you ways to achieve great success using just the camera on your iPhone.

Is your iPhone Camera All You Really Need?

Travel photography is for documenting all the special moments on your trip so that you can share your travels with friends, family and of course your followers on Instagram and Facebook, throughout your trip.  Although the quality and resolution of your images may be better on a DSLR or some other expensive camera, you cannot beat the convenience and portability of your iPhone.

The iPhone is lightweight, compact and ideal for taking pictures quickly and when you want to be discreet. Since you’ll have it with you on the trip anyway there’s no point in lugging around a lot of camera equipment.

Can you imagine what a nuisance it would be to carry around a heavy camera, lenses and tripod while navigating the great outdoors? It simply makes no sense, plus all this expensive equipment can easily catch the attention of thieves, making you a target.

Another problem with using a typical camera is that it takes time to adjust the settings and this delay often causes photographers to miss their window of opportunity. The shot can be lost in minutes, if not seconds. With an iPhone, it takes about two seconds to pull it out and start taking pictures.  

Travel photography has one primary purpose and that is to document your journey, to tell a story about the locations you’re visiting, what you did and whom you met when you were there. So, if you had planned on bringing a big digital camera with you on your next trip, you might want to reconsider.

There is every reason to believe that your iPhone can be an ideal travel camera, although you should take some steps to get it ready for your trip and are prepared to follow certain guidelines spelled out here, once you arrive at your destination.

All you need is a bit of knowledge and your imagination to take beautiful and interesting travel photos with just your iPhone. There are ten ways you can maximize your odds of getting amazing travel shots using your iPhone! want to know more about IMVIO Click here 

 

 

 

Shooting Portrait Vs. Landscape

Posted on November 26, 2016 by Alexandra Sharova | 0 comments

Shooting photos is more than simply picking up a camera, pointing it at a subject, and taking a picture. Photography is about light, composition, and shutter speed, and today we will be discussing the use of landscape and portrait in your photo composition. While you are more or less stuck with landscape images while shooting video, photography offers you a freedom to truly choose your composition.

Portrait

Shooting in portrait means taking a photo with a vertical length longer than the horizontal. This is done by turning the camera on its side. As the name suggests, this is often used for shooting portraits of people, but this isn’t always the case. If you find that your photo would look better with more height, you will want to shoot in portrait, but keep in mind that more of the subject doesn’t always mean a better shot. Follow the rule of thirds, and try to keep your subject on a line that divides your display into 3 equal parts.

Landscape

Shooting in landscape is taking a photo that has a longer horizontal length than its vertical height. The name comes from shooting landscapes, as you typically want more of the horizon in the photo, compared to shooting a portrait. Landscape oriented images are best used for shooting landscapes, motor vehicles, and action sports. Just like portrait, it comes down to choice, but as a rule of thumb you should try to use the rule of thirds; stated above.

Try shooting all of your photos in either landscape or portrait for a week or so, and then switch it up to the other. This allows you to begin recognizing what works and what doesn’t. The alternative method is to shoot your photos in portrait and landscape, and then comparing the two.

Regardless of whether you take your shots in landscape or portrait, Imvio’s iPhone camera lenses are the perfect solution for achieving more with your iPhone camera. Shop online for the best iPhone lens kit available.

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