When you travel and you snap snap snap away, capturing your awesome experiences – do you do it for the ‘gram? Uh huh, we bet you do! If you have absolutely no idea what we’re talking about, we’re talking about Instagram! When you’re on holiday/vacation or backpacking around South East Asia, South America or Europe etc, let’s face it… you want to capture the most EPIC photos of your experiences and share them with your friends on Insta. There’s nothing wrong with that at all, and you’re actually inspiring others to travel when you do it.

With that being said, we’ve re-visited 10 of the most popular photos from our Instagram account to give you some great ideas on the type of photos you can take on your next adventure.

Travel Photo Idea #1

The “underwater-split-shot-tropical-selfie” photo…

Location: The Bahamas – if you’ve read our post on how to take underwater split-shot photos in 3 simple steps, then you’ll know exactly how easy it is to capture these half-underwater, half-overwater gems. The Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island is basically a giant aquarium, scattered with palm trees and exotic sea life, so it’s very difficult to capture a bad photo there! p.s. Underwater split-shot photos are HOT on Instagram right now!

What we used to capture this photo:

Number of Instagram Likes: 1,604

Travel Photo Idea #2

The “all-those-who-wander-are-definitely-lost” photo…

Location: Lake Como, Italy – we’ve lost count of the number of photos there are of Nat in deep concentration while holding a map (probably upside down, haha!). Not only do the dramatic Cypress trees and scenery at Villa Melzi make this one of our most popular photos on the ‘gram, but we can imagine our caption made a few people chuckle.

Number of Instagram Likes: 1,553

Travel Photo Idea #3

The “peek-a-boo” photo…

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark – when Mase is in serious-tourist-mode with a camera in his hand, you can almost guarantee at some point that Nat will jump into the frame and inject some fun into it! The Rundetaarn Tower already looks mesmerising as you walk up it’s spiral path, and adding your own lil fun to a tourist monument never hurt anybody.

Number of Instagram Likes: 1,426

Travel Photo Idea #4

The “quaking-in-my-boots” photo…

Location: The Gambia, Africa – Whoa! How green is that swamp? Other than Mase’s ridiculous expression, the main thing we like about this picture is that it needs no caption. Without a single crocodile in the picture, you still know exactly where we are and why Mase is “terrified” !!

Number of Instagram Likes: 1,352

Travel Photo Idea #5

The “family-looking-out-to-sea-daydreaming” photo…

Location: The Bahamas – get your camera out… mount it on a tripod or monopod… put your camera in timer mode so it can take photos every few seconds… with your camera facing the sea, push your tripod or monopod into the sand a few yards away from the shore… now sit down close to the shore with your loved one(s) and take in that beauty… aaaaaaah.

What we used to capture this photo:

Number of Instagram Likes: 1,281

Travel Photo Idea #6

The “waterfall-is-my-shower” photo…

Location: Lombok, Indonesia – according to Mase “this is the coldest & most painful shower I’ve ever taken, but it was worth it” – the things you do to look good on Instagram, eh? To capture this photo at Mount Rinjani National Park, Nat had to be stood at least 50 metres above & away from Mase in order to frame the whole scene. Now… get up, get out and go chasing waterfalls.

Number of Instagram Likes: 981

Travel Photo Idea #7

The “hungry-predatory-tourist” photo…

Location: The Bahamas – if you followed our Bahamas photo-journey on Instagram, you’ll know that our hotel (the Atlantis Resort) was NOT cheap, so we couldn’t afford to eat on most days, haha! So what do you do when you can’t afford to buy food? You catch your own! p.s. No sea life were harmed during the capture of this photo. Top Tip: try not to take half underwater split-shot photos with the sunlight behind your subject, or your subject will come out too dark, like Mase in the above photo!

What we used to capture this photo:

Number of Instagram Likes: 957

Travel Photo Idea #8

The “holding-up-a-tourist-attraction” photo…

Location: Pisa, Italy – some tourists get very creative with their photos when they visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Take a look at the #leaningtowerofpisa hashtag on Instagram and you’ll see what we mean! We’ve also seen people pinching the top of London’s Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Get your creative hat on!

Number of Instagram Likes: 867

Travel Photo Idea #9

The “entertainer-in-action” photo…

Location: Paris, France – the City of Light (aka Paris) is perfect for catching street entertainers in action. The Sacre-Coeur Basilica isn’t the only place where you’ll get an eyeful of acrobatics; you’ll even find breakdancers backflipping on the posh Champs-Elysees at the Arc du Triomphe end of the street. Top Tip: put your camera or smartphone in “burst mode” to catch as many mid-air action shots as possible.

Number of Instagram Likes: 795

Travel Photo Idea #10

The “swim-to-the-edge-of-the-earth” photo…

Location: Singapore – You can’t get much more wow-factor than swimming to the edge of the highest infinity pool in the world! The palm-tree-lined infinity pool on top of the Marina Bay Sands hotel might be the coldest pool we’ve dunked ourselves in, but it’s also the most spectacular. Top Tip: The trick to capturing a great infinity pool shot is for the photographer to “get down low”, with the camera only a few centimetres above the water level.

Number of Instagram Likes: 667

Let us know in the comments section what your favourite photo is, and we’d love for you to share your own travel photo ideas with us.

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