TOP 5 TRAVEL INSTAGRAM TIPS AND OUR CAMERAS OF CHOICE!

Let’s get you IG ready for that next sweet escape!

Our team travels to different provinces across the country per month and here are our basic tips on achieving Instagram worthy photos:

  1. CHOOSE THE PERFECT SPOT

Shot by Taryn Navarro using the Sony A7RII | FE 24-70mm 2.8 GM

Find that Instagram worthy corner or spot where you’ll be able to highlight the essence of your location. It could be a random empty street, local park or a landmark that defines the place. Try to find a view that’s not too commonly shot!

  1. PLAN YOUR OUTFITS

Shot by Taryn Navarro using the Sony A6500 | FE 50mm 1.4ZA

But of course! Who better to star the photo than you, right? So get your outfits laid out at least the night before, so that every walk and shot is #OOTD ready and insta-worthy!

  1. FIND GOOD LIGHTING

Shot by Waltz Siy using the Sony A7RII | FE 50mm 1.4ZA

Stay lit! We recommend having natural light when it comes to Instagram photos, they make everything pop out more naturally and gives that glowing vibe that filters just can’t replicate. Make it a habit to head out while the sun is still up and shining to give you that perfectly lit photograph.

  1. CHOOSE A THEME

Shot by Lucky Alabado using the Sony RX100V

Shot by Lucky Alabado using the Sony RX100V

Consistency is key when you want to achieve that #InstagramFeed goals. Before the start of your trip try to search for pegs and colors that fit the location and your personality and stick with it! Pinterest is a good site to get inspired. It’s nice to have a standard look or feel in your photos especially when you complete that 9 post streak! Imagine your IG envy at the end of that vacay!

Shot by Waltz Siy using the Sony A7RII

  1. BRING AN INSTAGRAM BUDDY OR A TRIPOD

Shot by Waltz Siy using the Sony A7RII |  FE 24-70mm 2.8 GM

The reign of selfies may not be over, but it doesn’t hurt to have someone take your photo for you that highlights the location, your outfit and the entire feel of the place. If you’re going solo, pack a tripod then remote or timer your way to those shots! Burst and dance or stay still for that one solid frame!

 

STEP IT UP A NOTCH: CARRY A WIFI READY CAMERA WITH USER FRIENDLY SETTINGS!

We all start somewhere and for us, the quickest way to capture a moment is through our phones, but sometimes the size of the photo and the resolution just doesn’t cut it, and moments that vivid and precious should be well kept! So we’ve moved up our game with Wi-Fi-ready mirror less cameras that are quick and easy to use! It just feels better to see your photos in HD!

Here’s our cameras of choice for all levels:

  1. THE SONY RX100V! | Price: Php 56,999.00 

What we love about it:

  • ITS FAST AF

Amazing Auto Focus speed! The RX100V has the world’s fastest autofocus (AF) and continuous shooting to capture a moment in the blink of an eye.

Shot by Lucky Alabado using the Sony RX100V

  • SUPER COMPACT

It almost weighs just as much as your smartphone, but packs in everything you need in a professional camera!

Shot by Waltz Siy using the Sony A7RII |  FE 24-70mm 2.8 GM

  • SHARP PHOTOS EVERY SINGLE TIME!

It has advanced image processing system, meaning you get uncompromised photo quality with super fast shooting speed.

Shot by Lucky Alabado using the Sony RX100V

  • BEST CHOICE FOR VLOGGING!

With auto ISO, quick focus, an automatic 3 second timer for selfie shooting and a flip screen that faces you, this is the perfect vlog best friend! It’s easy, fast and convenient. The RX100V extends support of 4K high resolution video, meaning, what you shoot is always sharp and clear.

  • SLOW THINGS DOWN, GO ON!

This camera captures super slow motion in great detail. Add heart-stopping slow-motion clips on your videos and Instagram stories or feed!

Shot by Lucky Alabado using the Sony RX100V

  1. THE SONY A6500! | Price: Php 81,999.00

Known to be “The palm-sized all-around all-star” here are the top qualities that this star has!

  • Unfocused images no more!

Shot by Taryn Navarro using the Sony A6500 | FE 50mm 1.4ZA

The Sony A6500 has an impressively huge number of autofocus points! With (425) of phase-detection AF points densely positioned over the entire image area, this comprehensive AF point coverage ensures that no subject escapes its attention. It basically means you have 425 focal points that you can freely choose from and focus on.

  • Say goodbye to blurry shots!

Shot by Taryn Navarro using the Sony A6500 | FE 50mm 1.4ZA

The Sony A6500 counteracts five types of camera shake. This buddy is your best friend when things get a little nerve-wracking! The camera shake compensation system in the A6500 is effective for shooting steadier, clearer movies and still images.

  • Touch to Focus!

Shot by Taryn Navarro using the Sony A6500 | FE 50mm 1.4ZA

It has a Touch Pad function, so you can easily swipe the LCD touchscreen to shift focus points intuitively and easily from an area to another, even as you monitor the viewfinder. Talk about a quick and easy fix to adjust focus!

  • Shoot it as you see it!

Shot by Taryn Navarro using the Sony A6500 | FE 50mm 1.4ZA

With live-view continuous shooting at up to 8fps, display lag is kept to an absolute minimum for this camera, you can capture moving subjects as they appear on the EVF (Electronic View Finder) or LCD.

  • 4K Video Capability!

Shot by Taryn Navarro using the Sony A6500 | FE 50mm 1.4ZA

The A6500 has high-quality 4K video recording. Shoot and internally record 4K movies with this camera. It’s as vlog ready as you are!

  • Slow & Quick motion abilities!

This camera can go up to 5x Slow Motion and up to 60x Quick Motion! Choose your vibe and capture moments in an excitingly fast-paced or dramatic slow motion.

Shot by Taryn Navarro using the Sony A6500 | FE 50mm 1.4ZA

  1. THE SONY A7R II! | Price: 154,999.00

REALITY REALIZED: The Sony A7RII is a full-frame, palm-sized, high resolution camera with higher sensitivity, response and refinement.

Quick run-down of what’s good about this camera:

  • Shoot with a whopping 42.4-megapixel sensor

Say hello to minimum to absolute zero image noise that reveals all those fine details of a photo.

Shot by Taryn Navarro using the Sony A7RII | FE 70-200mm 2.8 GM OSS

  • Capture exactly what you see.

It devises the BIONZ X™ image processing engine that efficiently finely tunes the photos for a truer, clearer, more natural output of the shots. In turn it creates clearer and more vibrant images.

Shot by Taryn Navarro using the Sony A7RII | FE 50mm 1.4ZA

  • Make every shot look sharper

Fast Hybrid AF sharpens up your photos in a way that event a cropped shot looks like an original one thanks to an advanced image sensor and AF algorithm, the α7R II’s Fast Hybrid AF system delivers far superior AF coverage, speed and tracking performance.

Shot by Taryn Navarro using the Sony A7RII | FE 24-70mm 2.8 GM

  • But of course it’s also 4K video ready!

But it hits the 4K movie quality at an all-time high. The A7R II creates visibly sharper, finer, more subtle detail than typical 4K movies.

Shot by Taryn Navarro using the Sony A7RII | FE 24-70mm 2.8 GM

  • Ready for the long haul!

The A7R II is the toughest, most durable α camera ever made, solidly engineered for action under all conditions, even with large lenses attached. Perfect for everyday use and for those travelling and shooting a lot.

Shot by Taryn Navarro using the Sony A7RII | FE 50mm 1.4ZA

So, are you decided on what camera fits you best?

 

Know more about the cameras and their specs here:

Sony Philippines

Website: http://www.sony.com.ph/

Facebook: /SonyPhilippines

Instagram: @sonyphinc

Twitter: @sonyphinc

 

If you want to see more of our travel shoots, check out #DMTravelSeriesxCebuPacific | #SonyxDiscoverMNL in Facebook & Instagram for Instagram worthy photos and videos!

 

Written by: Lucky So Alabado | @luckyofdiscovermnl

 

 

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