This is a page I put together for my college roomie Penny who was visiting Florence and wanted some ideas about taking pix. It is for anyone who is interested in making their vacation photos a little better, a little more informational. Photos of big churches are very nice, but the only one who appreciates it is the photographer.
Look for details that tell your story too. Scan through here and you will see what I mean. If you have been to Florence, Italy, my guess is that the photos here are very unlike the ones that regular American tourists take. I could be wrong...
Florence is a wonderful little city. Spent the whole week visiting churches, cathedrals, the Duomo, plazas. Did a cooking day too that was just out of this world. The countryside is beautiful here. Stayed overnight in Chianti in a tower that overlooked miles and miles of olive groves.
|MMM OK, I do take photos of strange things. But if you know anything about stonework, this has meaning! All hand hewn stone and older than dirt. It IS dirt. LOL|
The main thing to remember is that you are trying to capture the "essence" of your locale. You want the "flavor" of Florence. You still want all the tourist photos too - but keep your camera in your hand, ready to shoot the details, not just the huge architecture. Pretty yes, but the details tell even more.
Don't delete from your camera unless you have an absolutely terrible photo (so blurry you can't make out details for instance) Wait until you get home to make judgements about your photos. I'll help you with it if you want!
|The David replica...just as good as the original. It's huge. See the head at the bottom??|
Use people figures to show the relative size of something. A photo without a comparison is just a little thing. Put a person in it and the Duomo is GIGANTIC.
|Very classy stores. VEry expensive classy stores. Nice to window shop.|