Taking your memories home

Visiting a battlefield, especially the ones abroad is often a lifetime experience. Everybody’s got his/her own reason to take the experience home.

You could buy a post card at the souvenir shop of course, but nothing is more rewarding than taking a photo yourself, for this enables you to capture the battlefield the way you like and its enables you to focus on details.

Also it enables you to capture the battlefield on its best and most dramatic time of the day (morning & dusk mostly).

Tips & tricks

We’ll give you some essentials tips (top 10) to ensure you’ll get the most out of the moment. They may seem trivial to you, but you’d be surprised how often things seem to go wrong and we don’t want that to happen do we?

  1. Make sure your camera is working, your battery is charged and your memory card has enough space left for your photo’s.
  2. Tell a story. The difference between a good photo and a perfect one is not just the quality of the picture taken.  A good photo expresses an emotion.
  3. Take photo’s in the morning or at dusk. The two times of the day give you the best lighting conditions. The shadows are softer than at the middle of the day.
  4. Focus on details. An overview of a place, may be interesting to you, but for others it may just be a field.
  5. Make sure you understand what aperture is about. Often a low number maybe good to focus on details, whereas a bigger number may be better for a wide schot, creating sharpness in most areas of the photo.
  6. Instead of getting out of your car and just take a shot, just take a few steps left or right. Choosing the right angle makes a world of difference.
  7. Framing. Often the center of the camera is focussed on an object, leaving 1/3 of the photo with air. Use your finder to focus the lense, than frame your picture correctly.
  8. Add an effect afterward making your picture more dramatic, but don’t overdo it.
  9. Make sure you hold your camera firmly.
  10. Natural light. In might be a matter of taste, but often natural lightng works better than flash, making the colors look pale. Try to use natural light if possible.

A Final word of advice. In order to take good photo’s you need to practice, so take your camera with you as often as possible just to understand photography and your camera well.

You’ll be surprised how good your photo’s will look like adhering to these simple tips.

Enjoy your next trip!