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Ways to get the best photos for your Instagram while traveling


Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

There are loads of people who enjoy traveling whilst capturing the golden moments of their voyage using the camera or even the latest smartphones. It is a joy for many of us to share these pictures on Instagram to share our happiness with the people close to us as well as other Instagrammers who are interested in our routine posts. However, getting the best photos for Instagram while traveling isn’t as easy as it appears to be on professional traveler’s Instagram and online social media pages. Hence, to give you an edge by going through the secrets of professional travelers and travel photographers, we have come up with the most amazing list of ways to get the best photos for your Instagram while traveling:

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  1. Timing is the key

The most basic rule of photography is based on timing. If you have been witnessing the best moments of your life or with the object you have been staring for a very long time and can’t time perfectly to capture the unique properties of that moment, then you are missing the whole point of photography. Finding the perfect time is the key and when it comes to travel, many travel photographers have said many times that sunrises and sunsets are the best friends of photographers as they offer long shadows, soothing light conditions and fewer crowd do disturb your frame. Needless to say, the beauty of the sunrise and sunset is itself quite inspiring and will give you the refreshed spirit to get into the mood of clicking the best travel photos for your Instagram.

  1. Don’t Forget the Rule of Thirds

The rule of thirds is arguably one of the most used and discussed rules of all time in the photography world. Many of us think that these rules of photography can only be used when you are doing a professional photoshoot or have high-end cameras to execute them. However, in recent devices and even the mobile phones, software have begun to give the grid to use in the rule of thirds that give your object the perfect highlight whilst adjusting the surroundings of both foreground and background as a perfect decoration to your object. As much as rule of thirds is important in photography, it is also quite useful when you are traveling and capturing the best moments for your Instagram.

  1. Keeping things natural is all you need

Putting so many filters, expressions and frames are quite common these days and whether you believe it or not, these additions in the photographs are the biggest filter to find out the difference between a professional and an amateur photographer. What we see through our eyes are the biggest inspiration and is the originality of nature, culture and lifestyle. Thus, keeping things in their original form is the biggest key to keep your Instagram feed filled with perfect and inspiring posts. Many travel photographers have been using some basic tactics and tricks to keep their pictures sharp and presentable which will lead us to our point number 4.

  1. Ratio of Editing Images

During our research, we came across many statements of professional photographers as well as Instagrammers that even if you need to edit your pictures to reduce the noise, add more clarity and sharpness into your photographs, you must do whatever you feel like and then reduce the adjustments to half. Many software available in the market give the user an edge to adjust the edits made in the image on the ratio required. It is often found that during our image editing process, we go way beyond ahead from what it actually requires and leave us with an image that is neither original nor presentable. Hence, once you are done with all your editing, just bring down your entire adjustment to 50 percent and you are good to go and post your pictures on your Instagram.

  1. Basic Elements to Get Perfect Shots

One simply cannot get all the perfect shots in one go and you should keep in mind that taking more photos give you the liberty to filter out the best and worse from the collection. Also, while you are taking pictures, understanding the lights, motion of objects and usage of surrounding to make the images impactful is important. Understanding your device is the key to know what and how are you going to capture your perfect moment. Selfies are not in fashion anymore and you should start taking pictures with other humans to give the viewer an idea of the size of objects presented in your pictures. Keeping your lens clean and screen smudge-free is essential to get clear photos and perfect idea of what you have captured.

Traveling is an experience that cannot be described in words, hence people have begun to capture those moments that have inspired them and brought to the people they know or follow using the social media. Instagram frenzies are among those who have been in the top charts of inspiring people by giving not just great shots, but also description to give others the inspiration to travel the world and witness all the beauty existing on the face of the earth in person. So, if you are thinking to bring your Instagram account on top when it comes to travel photos, then you should probably start finding some great camera and applications whilst booking your next travel with SmartFares to ensure great savings by using our variety of cheap flights and offers on air tickets.


The Perfect Valentine’s Day Break in Paris


Thursday, February 13th, 2014

In modern context, Valentine’s Day is celebrated as an occasion when lovers express their love towards each other. It falls on February 14 every year. There is no doubt Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular day that is celebrated all over the world. People make lots of plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day in unique way and surprise their loved one. They express their love through gifts, cards, romantic treats, any small trip to any special place and much more.



If you are still looking for a perfect destination to spend some romantic time with your partner and want to make this Valentine very special for your loved one, why not consider the city which has been nicknamed “the city of lovers” – Paris! Most people agree that Paris is very beautiful city and it’s a perfect place to express your heart feelings to your partner. It’s a popular tourist destination for over 1000 years and there is no sign of its popularity waning. Millions of people visit Paris every year, it doesn’t matter you are young or old there is something for everyone in this vibrant city. Paris is famous for many things like its high culture, stunning architecture and inspiring history. Paris has retained much of the quintessential charm and glamour that has stereotypically been a part of the city for many decades.

Upon arriving in Paris, it is difficult to avoid the 3 way excursion, “Paris Essential “, which will give you the opportunity to discover Paris, its history and great buildings from a luxury coach and a cruise down the Seine as well as from The Eiffel Tower, where you can enjoy a 2 course lunch. As visitors sail along the Seine on Bateaux Parisiens River Cruise departing from Eiffel Tower, they are treated to delicious cuisine with an inspiring backdrop of iconic Paris attractions passing them by and can see the spectacular city at dusk. Lunch includes an all inclusive a la carte menu featuring a starter, main course, dessert, wines, mineral water and coffee. You can enjoy original musical atmosphere on board and a breathtaking, panoramic view of Paris from the entirely glass-encased boat. We are sure these things are going to make your evening unforgettable.

There are many other places in Paris worth visiting like; Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Moulin Rouge, Notre Dame Cathedral, Disneyland Paris and Champs Elysees. These incredible sights have featured in so many films, that they are probably among the most recognized ones on the planet, however nothing beats seeing them in real life.

Also take hold of the greatest romantic tip in Paris. Find a bridge overlooking the Seine River. Embrace and have a heartfelt deep kiss. Enjoy Paris!


Easter Festival in USA


Monday, January 27th, 2014

If you are traveling to USA for vacation, why not take at the time of one of the famous festival? It’s a great time to book your flight tickets and accommodation for celebrating Easter festival in USA. Easter is a major religious festival of Christians that is celebrated with pomp and gaiety. Every country has its own unique way to celebrate this festival. Easter festival is one time when people forget their differences and come together in hordes to rejoice this day. It is the tradition of America to conduct special Easter parades, where men and women flaunt their special costumes and colorful bonnets. Being a major celebration in the Christian calendar, Easter is celebrated with much fanfare. The Easter traditions in America mark the arrival of spring and the period to celebrate the rebirth of Jesus Christ.



What do people do?

Numerous holy churches hold special service on Easter Sunday, which celebrate the Jesus Christ’s resurrection after his crucifixion. Lots of people beautifully decorate eggs. These could be real hard-boiled ones or artificial ones filled with, or made of chocolate candies, of various sizes. It is also common to organize Easter egg hunts for children’s and prizes are given for the largest number of eggs collected, or for the largest or the smallest egg. In a few areas, Easter egg hunts are a famous way for local business to promote themselves or may even be organized by churches.

Public life

Easter Sunday is not a central holiday but lots of stores are closed in many parts of the US. In some cities, public transit systems run their regular Sunday schedule, but it is best to check with the general transport authorities if any changes will be implement during Easter Sunday.

This year, Easter Sunday falls on 20th April. So, plan a trip to USA in April and make yourself a part of the traditions and enjoy the most fun-filled Easter festival.


The Most Unique Bigar Waterfall in Nature Reserve, Romania


Friday, January 17th, 2014

Romania has numerous hidden wonderful places that are little known – even to Romanians. The Bigar waterfall is one of them. The Bigar waterfall is called “the miracle from the Minis gorge” by the locals, its unique in the world due to the way its waterfalls. Its located in the nature reserve in Anina Mountains, the amazing waterfall is indeed a unique one.

The Bigar falls come from the Minis River and flow over an 8-meter wall of moss. Coronini is the other name of the Bigar waterfall, after the 19th century Banat region governor Johann Baptist Coronini-Cronberg. Many other attractions also await the passionate traveler in the Bigar-Coronini waterfall area. The Minis gap is one of the most amazing locations in the Banat Mountains, as so are the pools in the Minis Valley, the Buhui Lake and the Buhui cave.

Dozens of different smaller waterfalls strung on National Road fifty seven provide you with the splendour of a landscape that is rarely given to see. Unfortunately, the bustle and excitement of the Third Millennium, one seldom stops to admire longer these wonders of nature, somewhat confirming the concept that solely “pure souls” will see these wonders, indeed, we have a tendency to encounter everyplace. On the contrary, the anonymous tourists stopped for an instant at Parallel forty five will create an offer of water from the spring-water Bigar that is claimed to be a rare purity.

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Next time you plan a trip to Romania, don’t miss to Bigar Waterfall and explore the beauty of nature.

 


Top Five Worldwide Beach Cities


Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Everybody deserves a treat once in a while especially as more people are spending their time at office. So naturally, they are getting away on holiday to spend some quality time with their loved ones as well as treating themselves to something special. We are sharing the top 5 worldwide beach cities where you can think of going on your next trip.

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona



With layers of fine arts wonders, cutting-edge cuisine and buzzing nightlife, Barcelona would be a the first world-class destination even without the eight white-sand beaches that rim its Mediterranean outline. Accessible by metro, the nearly mile-long (1.6-kilometer-long) Barceloneta Beach—revitalized within the massive waterfront makeover for the 1992 Olympics—one of the most popular. Hit the Beach Centre to rent a beach umbrella, chairs, or a bicycle.

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town



Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa. The city is famous for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, as well as for such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. The Clifton beaches, acknowledged for the luxurious homes that overlook them and stellar sunset-viewing, are secure from the region’s robust trade winds by a mountainous ridge. Families favour the eastern False Bay coast for hotter water and tot-friendly tidal pools.

Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu



Honolulu is the state capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Situated on the island of Oahu, it is known worldwide as a major tourist destination. Honolulu is the main gateway to Hawaii and one of the most important gateway into the USA. Additionally, it’s an important hub for military defence and international business. Honolulu’s Waikiki Beach is chock-a-block with beautiful resorts, some of them are historic like the 1901 Moana Surfrider Hotel. The long, rolling breaks are ideal for novice surfers; however most beachgoers here are happy basking within the temperate, turquoise blue Pacific and killer views of the Diamond Head crater.

Nice, France

Nice



Nice is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse. The city is called Nice la Belle, which means Nice the Beautiful, which is also the title of the unofficial anthem of Nice, written by Menica Rondelly in 1912. Near about 35 beaches – some private, some public – stretch uninterrupted on Nice’s outline between the Rauba Capeu dock and the airport. The beau monde sunbathes at private beaches, where a day’s access costs about 16 euros and often includes a chaise lounge; food, towel, parasol, and chilled rose are extra.

Miami Beach, Florida

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Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. It’s separated from Miami by Biscayne Bay; Miami Beach is a barrier island and city unto itself fringed with nine miles (14 kilometres) of sandy Atlantic beaches, the red-hot centre of which is South Beach. Try to get over that quickly, though, so you can explore this vibrant city’s contemporary art festivals, Art Deco architecture, and of course, it’s famous restaurant and nightclub scene.

If these beach cities took your fancy in movies and books, now is the best time to explore them. For cheapest travel deals, please visit SmartFares.com or you can call the travel experts @ 1-877-247–6063.

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