Remember the time of gathering the family to check out your 7 x 5-holiday pictures? Remember how many photos you had to discard because of over-exposure or a thumb over the lens? Luckily, most of us have now moved on to capturing a digitally curated travel album on our social channels, to do our holiday experiences justice.
With the wealth of filters available on social media, maybe you’re struggling to know where to start with your holiday snaps. Who wants to spend the majority of their holiday working out if they should use Valencia or Ludwig to enhance their pics? As research by the Singapore Tourism board points out:
‘… at the end of the day, it’s about embracing the use of the tools we do have in this wonderful age, but not letting them overwhelm your experience.’
So how do you capture that perfectly arranged a la carte dinner, or once in a lifetime sunset without spending all your time, or using all your memory, taking it? At Constance, we’ve done the hard work for you by putting together 6 ways to take your next perfect holiday snap. After all, variety is the spice of your [Instagram] life.
1. Capture the perfect food #flatlay
"Just one of the amazing spreads I've indulged in this week" – @ruerodier reflects on her time at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius! #myconstancemoment #constancehotels #constancebellemareplage #mauritius #food #instafood #lunchtime #foodflatlay #luxurytravel #holiday #vacation #travel #luxurylifestyle #instatravel #indianocean #travelgram #wanderlust
Get the ultimate shot of your fresh seafood platter, or multicoloured vegetable dish using this flatlay point of view. Our talented restaurant staff can help you artfully arrange your table!
2. Immortalise a perfect #sunset
For a picture this perfect, it’s best to keep things simple. Take care with the exposure, and let the colours of nature do their work. This shot should definitely be #nofilter.
3. Have fun splashing around with an #overunder shot
Don’t just settle for an underwater shot, when you can take it a step further with an over-under shot. For this, all you’ll need is a waterproof camera and a dome. Add them to your holiday shopping list!
4. Show #fromwhereIstand with your feet in the sand
@bysikka taking a moment to notice the details at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles. Keep tagging your photos with #MyConstanceMoment and we'll regram our favourites! #ConstanceHotels #ConstanceEphelia #TheSeychelles #Seychelles #uspa #spa #regram #mindfulness #details #monochrome #LuxuryTravel #InstaTravel #Vacation #Holiday #luxurylifestyle
Give your friends real Insta-envy by documenting exactly where you are – either on a perfect white sand or dipping your toe in the sea. Why not get a pedicure at the Constance USpa first, to make sure your toes ready for their close up!
For those not in the know, ‘plandid’ is the new candid shot, that you actually planned. It’s about posing like nobody is watching you, and sunbathing in your best bikini. Just in case ;)
6. Get a #drone perspective
Last month we welcomed the talented @nathanyelbns to Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius. Check out his profile for more incredible photography from his stay. #myconstancemoment #constancehotels #constancebellemareplage #mauritius #dronephotography #drone #luxurytravel #tropicalisland #holiday #vacation #travel #luxurylifestyle #instatravel #indianocean #travelgram #wanderlust
For those of you with advanced photography kit, why not capture the beauty of the Indian Ocean with an amazing drone shot?
If you’re now feeling inspired to create your own #instagood holiday album, why not choose one of our seven Indian Ocean hotels and resorts as the ultimate backdrop? We’re definitely in need of #nofilter. Most of all – enjoy the moment, on your holiday of a lifetime.