Vacation Selfies 2.0

[trip style = any]

Selfie: is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a digital camera or camera phone held in the hand or supported by a selfie stick. (Wikipedia)

There's a new selfie in town, and version 2.0 doesn't show an extended arm, a too-close view of your nostril or a pouty face that looks as though you're saying "prune." 

If you want a frame-worthy vacation photo, hotels such as the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea offer a photo concierge whose name is, no joke, S. Miles. If you're not staying at the Four Seasons and aren't traveling with a photographer in your entourage, you have more options than you think as far as standout single, couple or family photos. 

The new vacation selfie is unique-to-you, artsy and free. Instead of waxing on about HOW TO take cool photographs, I'll show you.

What you need
- the self-timer built into the camera in your iPhone or Android {which can be set at 3 or 10 seconds} 
- a mini tripod such as this GorillaPod
- a remote such as this HISY Bluetooth Remote
- a camera with self-timer   

Vacation Photos 2.0

1. Keep your eyes peeled for uncommon backdrops 

2. Let nature create a natural frame

3. Play with silhouettes

4.  Plain backgrounds work well, too

5. Shoot in the moment

6. Seize the day when the light is just right


7. Get to an ideal photo-op spot before the crowds arrive

Trip Styler Tip: If you'd prefer to link up with a photog with all the right snap-happy gear, check out Flyphotographer, a website that connects you with carefully-selected shutterbugs in 150 destinations worldwide. 

[photos by @tripstyler taken on my iPhone and my Olympus]