Traveling alone is the scariest, most liberating, and life-changing experience of your life.
And today's youth with the social media influence is highly attracted towards solo travel.
But one question that seems to be on the top of everyone's mind when it comes to globetrotting the world solo is “how in the heck do you take photos of yourself?!
Are you a solo traveler but wonder and find it burdensome to capture yourself and content for the viewers? So here are some tips and tricks that you can try.
1. With the use of technologies, equipment like a tripod, the camera will help.
The cheapest thing to buy is a Bluetooth remote selfie sticks are the best option. These are easily available on amazon with different rates and specifications
A tripod is a must have equipment when solo traveling and good pictures are the goal. But make sure the tripod is flexible enough to carry everywhere.
When water sports and activities are involved, having a waterproof camera and a flexible stand works well.
2. Head to the hidden gems of the places with less of the audience that might make you feel more comfortable capturing yourself.
Hidden gems generally have less audience which make you comfortable around yourself. Also, the creativity enhances increases with the lesser crowd.
3. Connect with locals. This will take the least efforts and will attract maximum Audience online.
The locals will help you get the pictures, especially when you say you will put them on some social media. Also, tell them how does the culture inspires you. This way, you can connect and then ask them to get yourself in the frame.
4. Head to the places where you think you will get more content before the sunrise and after the sunset when the world is sleeping.
It will make you comfortable and with very little or no public.
You can set the phone and tripod the way you want, be comfortable to try more angles of the view. This will help you get the right content and t
5. Try finding troops or people that want to get captured.
Spend some 15-20 min understanding their requirement and ask them if they need help. It might help you connect more with the people. So, once they get some pictures, you can explain the angle and camera to them. When you are connected, people seem ready to help.
6. Organize trips and learn about the itineraries on some applications like Couchsurfing, meetups, and the trending Clubhouse.
You can find some people that you can stay with, or at least explore places with them. Get some time traveling alone and sometimes involving in socializing using the online world. It will help both the required parties.
Give it a read here where 2 tripoto members meets each other in Goa.
Also, there are some of the influencers that organize trips with Solo travelers where you can travel with them.
7. Hire Professional Photographers/Content Creators or Videographers
The places that you are much excited about and you think are a better place for more professional and impactful content, you can travel solo but hire a photographer or videographer based on the location and hourly charges.
You can cut off on some of the extra expenses to stay at a cottage or some water bottles instead of using plastic bottles, connection with locals, and food at locals or less expensive choice, and shopping locally with the right bargaining skills.
8. Connect with people at Air BnB and workcations, to at least get captured in the right way.
Air Bnb and workstations are on-trend and with the post covid and work while traveling scenario, so you can connect with a lot of people and just connect. Along with the pictures, make your connections stronger.
What are your favourite ways to take photos of yourself when travelling solo?
Do you prefer to rely on technology or other people? Which of these methods is your favourite? I mainly tend rely on other travelers and locals.
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