How to take better travel photos

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ENG: Hi, everyone! Today, I wanted to share with you some of tips I got and some things I do in order to get better travel photos. I looove Instagram especially travel, lifestyle and fashion accounts  because, there you can always find amazing travel photos. Thanks to social media, I have improved my skills as a photographer and I have discovered some new destinations and put them on my bucket list.  Also, I get so much inspiration from social media networks like Instagram and Pinterest and I truly hope I am doing a good job and that you like photos I post on my social media. So, I wanted to share with you some tricks and tips how to make better travel photos for your personal photo album, wall pictures for your home or for your social media accounts. I hope this will be helpful and inspiring!

SRB: Zdravo svima! Danas želim da sa vama podelim neke savete i ideje kako da napravite blje fotografije na putovanjima. Obožavam Instagram, posebno naloge vezane za putovanja, modu itd jer je to moj neiscrpni izvor inspiracije. Pored Instagrama obožavam i Pinterest. Zahvaljujući ovim društvenim mrežama unapredila sam svoje fotografske veštine i pronašle neke nove, fenomenalne destinacije koje sam dodala na spisak destinacija koje želim da posetim. Nadam se da vam se dopadaju fotografije koje objavljujem na društvenim mrežama i da će vam ovi trikovi i saveti biti inspirativni i od pomoći kako bi napravili što bolje fotografije.

1. Expensive camera doesn’t mean better photos! 

A lot of people think that for a good photo you need an expensive camera! That’s not true! Yes, you need a good camera, but you can take amazing pictures with your phone! The most important thing is your talent and to have a good eye for details and photos. If you can afford an expensive camera that just a plus!

Nije vam neophodna skupa kamera za bolje fotografije!

Mnogi misle da je za dobru fotografiju neophodan skup fotoapart! Naprotiv! Svojim solidnim mobilnim telefonom možete napraviti fenomenalnu fotografiju. Najvažnija stvar koju trebate da imate je taletan i dobro oko za detalje i fotografiju, a ukoliko imate novca za kvalitetan, skup aparat, još bolje!

2. Don’t take the cliche photos!

Be unique, original! Embrace your creativity! Explore! Wander around cities, find hidden beaches, find something new! Yes we all wanna take Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Times Square or Duomo photo, but maybe your photo of a cute narrow street, cafe, restaurant, parks or street art will be ” the next cliche photo”!

Bez klišea molim! 

Budite unikatni, originalni! Prigrlite svoju kreativnost! Istražujte! Lutajte gradovima, pronađite sakrivene plaže, pronađite nešto novo! Svi mi želimo sliku ispred Ajfelovog tornja, Big Bena, Duoma ili na Tajms Skveru, ali možda će vaša fotografija neke uske uličice, kafića, restorana, parka ili ulične umetnosti biti sledeća ” kliše fotka”!

3. Aim to shoot at golden hours

The best travel photos are take during sunrise or sunset. First of all, the lighting is breathtaking! Don’t take pictures at noon or at night! The most beautiful light is around 6 in the morning and between 6 and 8 o’clock in the evening. Another advantage when it comes to morning shoots are empty street! You will have the whole city for you!

Slikajte u zlatnom dobu dana! 

Najbolje vreme za slikanje je u zoru ili tokom zalaska sunca. Pre svega, svetlo u ovim delovima dana ostavlja bez daha, p će svaka fotografija izgledati fantastično! Najlepše svetlo je oko 6 ujutru i između 6 i 8 uveče. Još jedna prednost ranog ustajanja i slikanja u zoru jesu prazne ulice! Ukoliko budete vredni i ustanete pre 6, imaćete ceo grad samo za vas!

4. Don’t underestimate the power of editing!

Editing is your best friend! With a little touch a simple, not the good photo, can become the best one in you album. Lately, I have been using Adobe Lightroom and Instagram filters and settings as my editing tools. They are some basic tools that you can use, but they are enough for me and for the type of photos that I want to take and post on my social media. Editing can take a lot of your time, but it will pay off.

Ne potcenjujte moć editovanja! 

Programi za uređivanje ili editvanje slika su vaši najbolji prijatelji! Uz malo ispravki, jedna sasvim obična slika mže postati jedna od najboljih u vašem albumu. U poslednje vreme, jedini programi za uređivanje slika koje koristim su Adobe Lightroom i Instagram filteri i podešavanja. Ovo su osnvni programi i alati koji vam mogu pomoći u kreiranju savršene fotografije. Meni su oni dovoljni kako bi stvorila stil fotografija koje želim da objavljujem na svojm društvenim mrežama. Editovanje može oduzeti dosta vašeg vremena ali će se isplatiti sigurno!

5. Take photos all the time! 

During my travels I take photos all the time! I want to capture every special moment, every cute corner, great looking delicious meal, coffee, tourist site etc. The more you take pictures, the better photographer you become! Like everything in life, for this skill you also need practice! Even when you are at home, there are for sure so many places you can shoot! So, home or away, all you need to do is practice, practice, practice!

Stalno slikajte! 

Tokom svojim putovanja, slikam sve vreme! Želim da zabeležim svaki momenat za pamćenje, svaki predivni ugao, ulicu, cvećaru, preukusan obrok, kafu, turističke atrakcije. Što više slikate, bićete sve bolji! Kao i za sve u životu, vežbanjem se postiže savršenstvo. Zato i dok ste kući, slikajte po svom gradu, vežbajte, vežbajte, vežbajte!

6. Plan ahead! 

You can plan what tourist attractions you want to visit and shoot every day of your trip. Some tourist sites look better in the morning, some at the afternoon and some show their best at night. So, according to sunlight, plan your itinerary. Also, if you love fashion, you can plan your outfits according to destination, part of the day you plan to shoot or according to your activities. Another thing I started to apply recently is planning my Instagram feed. I want it to have a theme and look good. You can do it, too! Install one of the apps for planning, and make your perfect Instagram feed.

Planirajte unapred!

Možete isplanirati i podeliti koje turističke atrakcije ćete slikati određenim danima vašeg putovanja. Neke atrakcije i znamenitosti bolje izgledaju ujutru, neke popodne a neke svoje najbolje lice pokažu noću. Zato podelite slikanje prateći prirodnu sunčevu svetlost. Zatim, ukoliko volite modu, možete isplanirati svoje outfite za svaku destinaciju na kojoj slikate. Još jedna stvar koju sam nedavno počela da primenjujem je planiranje Instagram slika. Volim da moj “feed” lepo izgleda i da ima određenu temu, da imam neki prelaz sa teme na temu, iz jednog godišnjeg doba u drugu, sa jednog putovanja na drugo. To možete uraditi i vi, samo je potrebno da instalirate jednu od aplikaciju za planiranje Instagrama i napravićete vaš savršeni Instagram.

7. Get inspired but do not copy others!

One of the reasons I love this kind of social media like Instagram and Pinterest is inspiration!  I follow travel bloggers, fashion bloggers, celebrities and travel and fashion pages to get inspired but and the end my photos are unique. It’s important not to copy others and to have your own perspective and eye. There were some examples of blogger that were coping some world famous travelers and bloggers and it didn’t go well. So, look to others for inspiration but stay true to your self!

Inspirišite se ali ne kopirajte druge! 

Jedan od razloga zašto volim društvene mreže poput Instagrama i Pinteresta jeste inspiracija. Pratim mnogo putnčih, modnih  blogera, poznatih ličnosti i stranica kako bih se inspirisala ali na kraju moje fotografije su jedinstvene i predstavljaju mene. Važno je da ne kopirate drugei da imate vaš pogled na fotografiju, turističku destinaciju, putovanje. Bilo je nekih primera gde su blogeri kopirali do detalja druge svetski poznate blogere i to naravno nije prošlo dobro. Dakle, gledajte druge, učite, inspirišite se ali ostanite verni sebi i svom stilu.

 

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City Break Packing List

ENG: Hello my dear world travelers! Today, I have prepared for you a special gift! I have created a packing list for your city break vacation this spring. We all know that spring is the best season for exploring cities, therefore, I wanted to make this list for you, so you can do your packing more quickly that you did before. This list consists of thing you need for a 2 or 3 day trip. Here you can check your clothes, document, electronics etc. At the end of this article there is a free PDF copy for you! I truly hope you will like it and that this list will help you with your packing! Let me know your opinion in the comments below!

SRB: Dragi moji svetski putnici, danas sam za vas pripremila mali poklon! Napravila sam listu za pakovanje za vaše kraće putovanje gradovima Evrope ovog proleća. Svi znamo da je proleće najlepše godišnje doba za obilazak i istraživanje gradova. Stoga, sam osmislila listu kako bi vama olakšala pakovanje pred vaše putovanje. Lista se sastoji od manjih odeljaka za odeću, dokumenta, elektronske aparate, kozmetiku itd. Na kraju ovog članka, nalazi se besplatna PDF kopija za vas koju možete da preuzmete! Iskreno se nadam da će vam se svideti i da će vam, pre svega, biti od koristi! Jako bih volela da čujem vaše komentare! Ostavite vaše mišljenje u odeljku za komentare ispod posta!

Boun viaggio cari amici!

City Break Packing List

10 things you need to do for perfect spring getaway

ENG: Winter is finally over and we welcomed the spring! For me, spring is the real start of a new year. And what better to do for the start of new season than take a short weekend trip. Europe is the most beautiful in spring. Every country and city you decide to visit this spring, we’ll give you its best. There no better time do explore European capitals than in spring. If you are planning your weekend getaway this spring, here is the list of 10 things that you’ll need to do to have the best trip ever!

1. Do weather forecast research!

This is not something that you can affect, but you can do a research and plan the dates of your trip according to the weather forecast. Check out weather forecast sites and pick a weekend with sunny and warm weather. Weather is very important for traveling. Yes, you can explore when it cloudy and rainy but it will definitely be better if it’s sunny, right? So, take your time and find the perfect weekend for you.

1. Do weather forecast research!

This is not something that you can affect, but you can do a research and plan the dates of your trip according to the weather forecast. Check out weather forecast sites and pick a weekend with sunny and warm weather. Weather is very important for traveling. Yes, you can explore when it cloudy and rainy but it will definitely be better if it’s sunny, right? So, take your time and find the perfect weekend for you.

2. Choose a good company!

I’m a type of person that doesn’t like to travel alone. I love sharing my travel experiences with my friends and family. And spring trips are the best if you travel with people that you love. It can be your boyfriend or girlfriend,  your best friend one of the members of your family. I love exploring cities with small group of people. I believe if the are a large amount of people with you, you can not see all the things you have planned. So, find your perfect travel companion and plan your trip together.

3. Pick your perfect destination!

There are so many places I want to visit and see for the first time and some places I wish I can visit once in a month. But if I can choose my next destination, I would choose one that I’ve been dreaming of for a long time. For this spring, I suggest you to pick an European capital of city to discover. Think about the places you want to visit, food that you want to taste… The are so many great cities on this continent, like Lisabon, Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Milano… Your dream destination is waiting for you! Buy a ticket and explore!

4. Buy a smaller suitcase!

The one thing you definitely need is a smaller suit case. Your weekend getaway is going to last for 3 or 4 day, therefore you need to get a smaller suitcase. First of all, because you do not need that much clothing and there are also some airline companies propositions when it comes to size and weight of the luggage. Most of low budget flying companies require that your luggage fits in the appropriate dimensions and weight.  For example, Ryanair offers an option for a suitcase that weights 10 kg and has dimensions 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm. I think that this suitcase has great size for weekend trip.

5. Pack light!

When you are travelling just for few days, for a weekend, you don’t need that much clothing. Pack a pair or two pair of jeans, t-shirts, shirts, a sweater and a lighter jacket. Plan your outfits in advance and make them easy to combine, so you can take less but get more outfits.

6. Wear comfortable shoes!

You are going to be a tourist, to explore and learn about the city you are visiting. So, forget about heels, and pick up your most comfortable pair of shoes. You are going to walk all the time, think about that when you are packing!

7. Make an itinerary!

I’m not starting my vacation or my weekend trip if I haven’t made an itinerary. Do a research and plan all the places you want to visit! Make a list of all historical and cultural sights, museums, restaurant and cafes. That way, you are going to be much easier to plan your days and get to see all the places you have dreamed of.

8.Get a travel guide book and a map!

I love to be informed when I’m visiting a certain destination. Get a travel guide book about the destination that you are visiting or do a research online. Pick all the sights you want to see and find them on your map. That way, you can organize your day and discover some not that well-known tourist spots.

9. Do a research!

As I said in in previous sections, doing a good research is one of the most important parts of trip planning. Beside traditional research methods, like travel guides,  I love finding some cute and not that famous sights on Instagram. That way I found some really cute cafes and great restaurant and you can always get inspired by other bloggers and Instagramers and find some amazing places to take your pictures.

10.  Find interesting cafes and restaurants!

When you get tired and you need a cup of coffee, do not just go to the first cafe you see. Before your trip, check your instagram and Pinterest to find picturesque and cute cafes for your coffee break. You will drink your cup of coffee and your get to enjoy some amazing cafe with impressive interior design or delicious coffee. If you love visiting restaurants or you love street food, talk to your friends who have been to curtain destination before, to recommend you some place to go eat. And again you can also find a restaurant recommendation or review online and find a place to enjoy delicious food.

SRB: Zima je završena i konačno smo dočekali proleće. Za mene, proleće je pravi početak godine, kada sve krene da se budi i ponovo oživljava. Tako i mi u proleće se budimo iz svog zimskog sna i potrebno nam je malo uživanja kako bi smo krenuli u nove radne pobede. Ne postoji bolji način za prolećno pokretanje, motivaciju i inspiraciju od putovanja. Evropa je prelepa u proleće. Svaka zemlja ili grad koji posetite ovog proleća, pokazaće vam svoje najbolje strane. Nema boljeg perioda za istraživanje i upoznavanje Evropskih prestonica od proleća. Stoga, ukoliko planirate svoje vikend putovanje ovog proleća, evo liste od 10 stvari koje trebate uraditi kako bi isplanirali najbolje prolećno putovanje ikada.

1. Proučite vremensku prognozu!

Naravno da vi ne možete da utičene na vremenske prilike ali možete uraditi dobro istraživanje. Pre nego što odaberete datum vašeg putovanja, proverite vremensku prognozu na internetu. Izaberite vikend sa sunčanim i toplim vremenom. Vreme je jedno od najbitnijih faktora za savršeno putovanje. Možete obilaziti znamenitosti i po oblačnom i kišnom vremenu ali je najbolja opcija ukoliko to činite po sunčanom i toplom vremenu. Stoga ne budite lenji, pregledajte vremenske izveštaje i dobro isplanirajte datume svog putovanja.

2. Odaberite dobro društvo!

Ja sam tip osobe koja voli da svoje doživljaje sa putovanja podeli sa svojom porodicom i prijateljima i ne volim da putujem sama. Prolećna putovanja su savršeni izbor da provedete par kvalitetnih dana sa osobama koje volite. To može biti vaš dečko ili devojka, najbolji prijatelj, ili član porodice. Kada su u pitanju putovanja po gradovima u kojima nisam nikada pre bila, volim da putujem sa manjom grupom ljudi. Ukoliko je u pitanju velika grupa, nikada nećete uspeti da obiđete sve što želite i zadržite se na određenim mestima koliko vi želite. Svi smo mi različiti i imamo različita interesovanja. Stoga, izaberite vašem druga za putovanja i isplanirajte zajedno vaše putovanje.

3. Izaberite savršenu destinaciju!

Ima toliko destinacija koje bih želela da posetim po prvi put ali i destinacija koje bih rado obilazima jednom mesečno. Ali ukoliko bih trebala da izaberem, izabrala bih destinaciju o kojoj dugo sanjam da je posetim i u kojoj nikada nisam bila. Ovog proleća vam savetujem da posetite neki od Evropskih gradova . Zamislite samo šta sve možete videti tamo, sve te poglede koji oduzimaju dah i hranu koja vas ostavlja bez reči. Ima toliko divnih mesta moje možete da posetite, poput Lisabona, Amsterdama, Berlina, Drezdena, Milana… Vaša destinacija iz snova čeka na vas! kupite kartu i krenite sa istraživanjem!

4. Kupite manji kofer!

Jedna od stvari koje će vam svakako trebati jeste manji kofer. Pre svega jer vam ne treba puno garderobe za ovako kratko putovanje a i zbog toga što avio kompanije imaju određene uslove kada se radi o dimezijama i kapacitetu prtljaga. Tako na primer, Ryanair, od kofera manjih dimenzija dozvoljava kofere težine 10 kg sa dimenzijama 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm. Mislim da je ova veličina kofera sasvim dovoljna da spakujete sve što vam je potrebno da kraći boravak.

5. Nemojte nositi mnogo stvari!

Kada odlazite na ovako kraća putovanja, nemojte nositi mnogo garderobe. Iz ličnog iskustva znam da nećete obući ni polovinu. Zato ponesite jedan ili dva para farmerki, majice, neku košulju, džemper i neku laganiju jaknu. Isplanirajte svoje odevne kombinacije tako da od manjeg broja odevnih komada možete napraviti više različitih kombinacija.

6. Izaberite udobnu obuću!

Vi ste turista. Istraživaćete, obilaziti i učiti o gradu koji posećujete. Dakle, zaboravite na štikle drage dame i izaberite pas najudobnijih cipela ili patika koje imate. Hodaćete sve vreme, imajte to na umu kada se pakujete!

7. Napravite itinerer!

Ne počinjem svoj odmor ili bilo koje svoje putovanje bez itinerera. Istražite i isplanirajte sva mesta koja želite da posetite. Napravite spisak svih istorijskih i kulturnih mesta, muzeja, restorana, kafica. Na ovaj način, moćićete da isplanirate svoj dan i stićićete da vidite sve o čemu ste sanjali.

8. Nabavite turistički vodič i mapu!

Volim da se dobro informišem o destinaciji koju posećujem. Nabavite turistički vodič  o destinaciji koju posećujete ili istražite malo po netu. Kada izaberete sve što želite da posetite, pronađite ta mesta na mapi. Tako će vam biti lakse da isplanirate dan i osmislite itinerer. Možda uspete da otkrijete i neka mesta koja nisu poznata turistima širom sveta.

9. Napravite malo istraživanje!

Kao što sam napumenula u prethodnim stavkama, istraživanje destinacije je jedan od najbitnijih delova planiranja putovanja. Pored klasičnim načina informisanja, poput turističkih vodiča, ja istražujem i po društvenim mrežama, pre svega po Instagramu. Na ovaj način sam pronašla mnogo divnih kafića i restorana. Drugi blogeri i Instagrameri će vas inspirisati i pokazati vam fantastička mesta za fotografisanje.

10. Pronađite zanimljive kafiće i restorane!

Kada se umorite i treba vam šoljica kafe, nemojte samo otići u prvi kafić koji vidite. Pre odlaska na putovanje, pronađite zanimljive kafiće i isplanirajte da budete u blizini u vreme kada volite da popijete kafu. Pogledajte na Instagramu i Pinterestu interesantna mesta za vašu pauzu. Na ovaj način ćete uživati u svojoj kafi ali i u enterijeru i atmosferi kafića. Ukoliko volite restorane ili uličnu hranu, konsultujte se sa svojim prijateljima koji su već posetili neku određenu destinaciju. Zatražite njihosavet gde da odete na ručak ili večeru.