Easy Ways to Improve Your Travel Photos

With the numerous channels available to share one’s photos, it’s no surprise that almost everyone became hooked in capturing and sharing pictures online. Although not all of us take photos of our daily life, we usually always do when we’re going on a trip abroad or even in just a nearby town in Singapore. So the next time you’re going on a vacation, do use the following tips to help improve your travel photos.

1. Approach Your Subject Differently

One of the best things you can do when visiting a new place is to forget what other people have done and focus on your experiences. Capturing a photo from your own perspective trains you to see things differently. Taking photos off the beaten path or shooting from a low vantage point makes all the difference. Keep in mind that you’re taking photos of what you saw and not what other people experienced. Don’t let the shots of other people confine you to take photos in a certain way.

2. Focus on the Details

Pay extra attention to anything that stands out in your surroundings during your trip. Not only will this teach you to be mindful of the uniqueness of a certain place, it’ll also allow you to appreciate even the tiniest detail that you usually miss. To be more attuned with the details of your destination, start by looking for common colours, patterns and design elements. It may sound simple, but this will definitely tell you a lot about a place.

3. Avoid Blindly Taking Photos

Stop feeling like you must take photos of everything that you see. Once you do, you’ll be more likely to capture photos that you love. If you’re travelling with an extra camera other than the one on your phone, practise this trick by leaving your additional camera at the hotel and just taking your phone along. You’ll be surprised to see at how much more you’re able to experience.

4. Know the Basic Operations of Your Camera

One of the biggest mistakes you can make is not taking some time to learn about your camera before leaving for your trip. Understand that even a smartphone camera offers setting options like aperture, and learning these things will surely help in improving your travel photos. It’d also be a good idea to choose filters or editing techniques beforehand, so as to avoid wasting time figuring these things out during the trip itself.

5. Tell a Story

What separates an editorial spread on a travel magazine from ordinary travel photos is it tells a story of a particular place. You often see photos of landscapes, the food a region is known for, hotel details and shots of locals in one spread. With this, other people are able to see a complete and beautiful story.

Capturing a good travel photo isn’t as difficult as you think. All you need is the right equipment and a good inspiration, and you’ll definitely be able to capture some good and interesting travel photos.

Best Honeymoon Island Destinations in Asia

 

Choosing from several honeymoon destinations in Singapore might seem overwhelming, especially when all you want to do is enjoy the newly-wed bliss with your partner. To make your travel planning a lot easier, we listed down some of the breath-taking destinations in Asia that will provide you with that sweet honeymoon escape.

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  1. Boracay, Philippines

Considered as one of the best beaches in the world, Boracay Island just never fails to amaze. Thrill-seekers will surely love the water and land adventures the island has to offer, while couples who prefer utmost relaxation have numerous luxurious but affordable accommodation options to choose from. A popular honeymoon destination choice in the island is Alta Vista de Boracay.

  1. Havelock Island, India

Snorkel, dive and explore uninhabited islands as you set foot on Havelock Island – the largest island of the Great Andaman in India. The island is one of the few places in Andaman that encourages tourism, making it a must-visit place for both backpackers and marine life enthusiasts alike.

  1. Koh Lipe, Thailand

Koh Lipe is one of the smallest island in Thailand – it’s so small that you can walk around it in just an hour. Don’t underestimate this island though, as it offers diving and snorkelling spots that adventure junkies will surely want to visit. If you and your spouse want to challenge yourselves, you can swim from this island to any nearby isles that are not that far.

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  1. Bali, Indonesia

Want some quality relaxation from all the wedding festivities? Then have this mediation and yoga centre as your honeymoon destination. Aside from the soothing activities offered in Bali, you can also explore the island’s rice farms, marine life and forested volcanic mountains.

  1. Pulau Perhentian Island, Malaysia

This paradise is composed of two main islands that cater to different tastes. If you’re both up for a backpacking adventure, choose Perhentian Kecil (Small Perhentian). If you’re into a relaxing and luxurious accommodation, however, then head to Perhentian Besar (Large Perhentian). Regardless of which destination you choose, enjoy basking in the sun’s goodness as you tread the island’s fine white sand.

  1. Jeju Island, South Korea

Aside from being a venue for your wedding photoshoot, Jeju Island is also considered as an ideal honeymoon destination. Explore the highest mountain, walk their picturesque trails and swim in the exquisite beaches of South Korean. You can also get in the mood for love as you visit Loveland, Jeju’s adult theme park.

With these breath-taking island destinations, your honeymoon will surely become a memorable event for both you and your partner. So choose the place that best suits your interest as a couple and make the most out of your sweet escape.

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Countries with Internet like the Speed of Light  

 

Internet is the way to go these days. The internet paved way to the advancement in science, technology and interpersonal relationship. Without the internet, your paces will be slower and less innovative. Here in Singapore, internet is a part of the society and the people’s lives. In the past, people are just contented with the internet speed no matter how slow.

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However, these days, the speed will either piss you or makes you happy. Either way, the speed is crucial that it can affect the experience of the users. Internet companies do their best to comply presenting different bundles with faster internet speed but people are never contented. There are countries that continue to improve their internet speed which in turn makes their people happy and satisfied.

Akamai, an IT consulting firm, released their list of the countries with the fastest internet speed. If you really want faster internet speed, you have to plug in to these countries and see what they have to offer. So, here’s the list:

  1. South Korea: South Korea has the fastest internet speed on earth. This is a surprise knowing that internet came from United States but South Korea surpassed it together with Samsung. South Korea’s broadband speed averaged 14 Megabytes per second (Mbps).
  2. Japan: Another superpower, Japan is the second with the fastest internet speed here on earth. In 2013, the average speed was pegged at 11.6 Mbps.
  3. Hong Kong: Hong Kong has the third fastest internet in the world. Last year, it averaged 9.3 Mbps.t1larg.hong.kong.google
  4. Latvia: Yes, Latvia surpassed United States by claiming the fourth spot. In 2012, the average internet speed was pegged at 8.9 Mbps.
  5. Switzerland: The number five spot went to Switzerland. In 2012, the average internet connection was pegged at 8.7 Mbps.
  6. The Netherlands: The Netherlands is also faster than United States with average internet speed of 8.6 Mbps.
  7. Czech Republic: In 2012, the average internet speed in Czech was 8.1 Mbps.
  8. USA: United States of America is at number eight with average internet speed of 7.4 Mbps.
  9. Sweden: Sweden boasts an average internet speed of 7.3 Mbps.
  10. Finland: Finland has an average speed of 7.1 Mbps.

The first three countries are Asian countries. This tells us that the region is not far from technological advancements from Western countries. Singapore may not ace this list but at least telecoms here are doing its best to improve.

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