i am not a photo pro by any means. But, I do like to take pictures with my iPhone and with all of the beauty of the Camino, I found myself snapping tons of pictures. Here are some tips for taking photos along the Way.
- My first pictures of the day were the pages of the guidebook that I would need for that day. It was great to have quick access to this info without having to reach for the hard copy of the book. Because these pix were always the first items snapped for the day, They served as a chronological marker for organizing photos once I got home.
- Similar to taking photos of the guidebook pages, upon entering each town, I would snap a picture of a sign of the town. Even though every town has it’s own unique charm, because you may pass through 4 to 5 in a day, it is hard to keep them straight and remember which town is which.
- Take pictures of the people you meet. I didn’t do this early on and there are people who moved on more quickly than I and I don’t have photos of them. It doesn’t take long to realize that when you say goodbye to someone, it could be the last time you will ever see them. Capture the moment while you can!
- Selfies the easy way. Ju Hee from South Korea was a pro at selfies and now you can be too! Position yourself about 4-6 feet in front of the group you want to include in your photo. Get yourself into on side of the frame of the picture and snap away. For an edgy fun photo, tilt the camera on an angle.
- Make a photo book as soon as you get home while your Camino is still fresh in your mind. The memories will be invaluable for the rest of your life.