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Tips for better holiday photos & video drone
Tips for better holiday photos & video drone

Tips for better holiday photos & video drone

28 June 2023

Holidays, and especially luxury yacht charter, are a time for joy, celebration, and spending time with loved ones. It is also a perfect opportunity to capture beautiful moments and memories through photography. Whether you are an amateur or a professional photographer, capturing the magic of holidays can be a challenging task. In this article, we will provide  tips for better holiday photos that can help you create stunning photographs that you can cherish for a lifetime.

Plan ahead

Before you start clicking pictures, take some time to plan your shoot. Consider the location, lighting conditions, and the mood you want to capture in your photos. If you are photographing people, think about the outfits and props they will be using. Make a shot list to ensure that you capture all the important moments and details.

Get the right gear

The right gear can make a huge difference in the quality of your photos. Invest in a good camera or smartphone, lenses, and accessories like tripods, filters, and external flashes. If you are shooting in low light, consider using a fast lens with a wide aperture. A tripod can help you keep your camera steady and avoid camera shake.

Experiment with composition

Composition is the arrangement of visual elements in a photo. Experiment with different angles, perspectives, and framing to create interesting and dynamic photos. Use the rule of thirds to create a balanced and visually appealing composition.

Children on the floor, get down with them or shoot from high above with them looking directly at the camera. Put them on a chair or sunbeds and change your level too.

Capture emotions

Holidays are a time for emotions, and capturing them can create powerful and meaningful photos.

Be patient and observant, and wait for the right moment to capture the emotions and expressions of your subjects.

Focus on the eyes

The eyes are the windows to the soul, and focusing on them can make a huge difference in the quality of your photos. Use a single focus point to ensure that the eyes are sharp and in focus.

Use natural light

Natural light can create beautiful, soft, and flattering photos. Position your subjects near a window or a door for soft directional light. Avoid harsh midday sunlight, which can create unflattering shadows and highlights. 

Use a Polaroid filter to enhance colours.

Ask the crew

On a large yacht, there is usually at least one skilled crew member who is able to capture the memorable experiences that occur onboard. Guests highly value videos and photos as souvenirs of their journeys, seeking tangible mementos that can encapsulate the incredible moments they had while aboard. These beautifully captured memories often become treasured screensavers, serving as constant reminders of their voyage.

Edit your photos

Editing is an essential part of the photography process and can help you improve your photos and bring out their full potential. Use editing software like Lightroom or Photoshop to adjust exposure, contrast, colours and more.

Smartphone: Photo filters make it easy to express your creativity and give your photos a polished look. With hundreds of aesthetic filter options, you can find a filter to match your photos and even create a theme for your social media profile.Why not try photo filter apps like VSCO or Snapseed for iPhone and Android that let you edit photos on your phone?

Drone user

Check out Drone Creative Youtube channel to get the most from your drone.

We strongly recommend that you check your local regulations before operating your drone.

About the author: Remi van der Deure – French Riviera Charter broker.


I am the senior Yacht Charter Broker at Charterminute, a well-known yacht charter boutique in Antibes.

I have served in the yacht charter industry for over 15 years and have gained a strong reputation among my clients, as evidenced by consistent 5-star ratings on Google Reviews and TripAdvisor.

My specialty is organizing corporate yacht charters for startups and large companies during popular events like the Cannes Lions Festival, MIPIM, TFWA, and MIPCOM.

I am also proud to be a member of esteemed yacht broker associations, e-MYBA and ECPY, demonstrating my unwavering commitment to providing exceptional yacht charter services and memorable experiences in the French Riviera.

You can contact me directly at +33 (0)662.465.991 or

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