It may seem ridiculous, but the moment you recognize that you’re eating something special (or about to eat something special), whip out your camera. It’s OK if the meal is already half-eaten. When you dream about this dish later, you’ll be so happy you have an image to drool over.
So you ended up having an awesome meal at a random restaurant you walked into, but now you can’t remember the name or where it was. The easiest way to avoid this is to snap a pic of the menu cover or the outside of the restaurant.
Sometimes the lobby is as beautiful as the scenery. And other times your room is total shit — equally photo-worthy. Photograph your room then post it to a site like TripAdvisor. It helps other travelers see what they’re really paying for. Others will appreciate the effort you took to report back.
When you take a picture of a historic landmark, famous cafe, and the like, the picture gets instantly more interesting with people in it. Preferably locals. Wait a few minutes until the perfect group walks by or stands just right.
A great way to document the language barriers you experienced abroad. These pictures also may greatly illustrate your travels. For example, only hours after taking this picture, we did — indeed — get pickpocketed.
When you finally see something that you’ve been dying to see, it’s easy to get excited, snap a few pictures, and run inside. But then you end up with this: a boring picture of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Or even worse — hundreds of pictures of monuments and buildings and only two images of YOU. Everyone has the same pictures of the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, and the Statue of Liberty. What makes your pictures different is that YOU are in them.