The fun art of making picture-perfect travel pics
By Marian C. Baring
A road trip to remember
LIVING in Cebu has its perks, especially for people with restless feet. And one of that is you don’t have to wait for Piso fare plane tickets to get somewhere.
Having friends who take traveling and adventure-seeking as seriously as I do is a huge blessing.
We just decided one day to hop on a car, bring some props, drive somewhere and take amazing photographs.
We didn’t want it to be just a regular road trip; we wanted it to be a road trip that we wanted to remember for years to come.
And it turned out to be the start of one of the best summers of our lives.
So how do you make road trips special?
1. Make friends with the right people. Of course, this may take some time but definitely worth it.
2. Decide — don’t guess — where to go. It may be any place you’ve only heard of or read somewhere. Getting there will be the adventure part.
3. Make sure your friends can handle a camera. Our group has a DSLR and a go pro camera that at least one of us can operate.
4. Look good, travel pretty. It wouldn’t hurt if one of your friends knows a thing or two about make up. Remember, looking great on photos is the whole point.
5. Don’t look just straight ahead. Having a planned destination is a good thing, but don’t let that divert your attention from amazing places you will pass by along the way.
6. Obey your urge to take photos. Lots of them. The more photos you take, the better the chances you’ll get amazing results. Who knows you may not be able to visit that spot again, as your restless feet are always taking you somewhere else. So, don’t feel guilty about being trigger-happy with the cam. Happy clicking!
*All this began with a foto shoot one Sunday morning for Susing’s Guitar advertising materials. We ended up meeting every single Sunday after that for road trips, with or without the ukelele as props.
Follow our adventures on IG #thesundayproject.
Fotos by Jan Sahilan
HMUA by June Mandeoya