Where are you going this summer? Whether you're planning to spend some time at the beach, take a city break, go backpacking or travel somewhere more distant, don't forget to pack your camera, so you can capture those once-in-a-lifetime moments and bring your holiday memories back home with you.
For travel photos with more impact, follow our top tips for capturing attention-grabbing holiday pictures. We'll help you choose the best camera settings for your holiday photos, get photos that are out of the ordinary, and make your pictures the envy of your social media followers!
When it comes to which camera to pack, the full-frame mirrorless Canon EOS RP is ideal for creative photography on the go, packing a full-frame 26.2MP sensor, a powerful DIGIC 8 processor and plenty of creative controls into a lightweight camera. Pair the EOS RP with an RF lens from the new EOS R System or use a simple adapter to add an EF or EF-S lens with no loss of performance.
The Canon EOS 250D is an incredibly lightweight DSLR with a movable LCD screen, so it can go to more places and be with you more often. Thanks to features such as Face Detection and Tracking autofocus, plus Scene Intelligent Auto mode, it can help you get great photos in different situations.
If you prefer a straightforward point-and-shoot camera with a lens built in, the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS has an enormous 65x optical zoom, a 20.3MP CMOS sensor and features such as Adaptive Autofocus for low light to help you compose perfect pictures.
Alternative angles will make your holiday photos stand out. The Canon EOS RP, Canon PowerShot SX70 HS and Canon EOS 250D all have Vari-Angle screens, meaning you can try shooting from alternative viewpoints. Hold the camera above your head or flat to the ground and angle the screen so that you can compose using Live View. Move your feet, bend your legs and stretch up to the sky for truly unique holiday imagery.
You’ll get the most likes for animal pictures – especially if they're cute, majestic or unusual! For the most engaging animal portraits, choose Portrait Mode on your camera and keep the eyes in focus. If you're using the compact yet powerful Canon EOS RP, you can set your focus point precisely by making use of the 4,779 selectable AF points on the touchscreen. Try placing an AF point over eye of the animal that's closest to you, for maximum impact. The Canon Canon EOS RP’s silent shooting mode will also help ensure the animals won’t be frightened by the sound of the shutter.
Eliminate distractions by framing tightly around your chosen animal – if you're using the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS, its impressive 65x optical zoom means you’ll be able to do this without getting so close that you disturb the wildlife.