14 AUG 2018

Spend your summer vacation in North Myrtle Beach, and you’ll quickly realize why it is one of the most popular areas for beach vacations on the East Coast. There are miles of sandy beaches, beautiful marshes teeming with elegant birds and wildlife, and lush green plant life to complement the breathtaking scenery. Add your loved ones and fun attractions into the mix and you have a recipe for taking incredible pictures to commemorate your vacation.

With the prevalence of smartphones in our society, it’s easier than ever for the average person to snap great photos any time a good photo op occurs. You can even edit your pics with a photo-editing app and easily upload them to social media sites, like Facebook and Instagram. 

Though they don’t often see the light of day, many people also have digital cameras for particularly scenic shots or memorable moments. For those times a camera phone can’t do your scene justice, it’s a great idea to always have your digital camera with you on vacation. For the photography enthusiasts, opt for a high-quality DSLR camera with telescopic lens and plenty of memory. To get the best pictures, study your owner’s manual and adjust your camera’s settings according to the time of day, location, light, and shutter speed you want. Most cameras have an “auto” option that will automatically adjust settings to give you the best outcome.

When taking scenic outdoor shots, remember the “rule of thirds” — place the horizon in the top third or bottom third of the viewfinder. When there are people in the shot, place them to one side of the frame while showing off the environment on the other side. It’s best to take more than one shot so you can compare them later and pick the best one. Experiment with your camera settings, angles, and subject matter until you feel comfortable taking good pictures.

Taking photos is an important part of any vacation. Our guests love taking beach photos right off their oceanfront balcony! You’ll cherish the memories of your North Myrtle Beach family vacation even more when you have great photos to reflect on in the future.