Nelipot: One who walks barefoot.
I often get asked about my Instagram travel photos and one thing that people often misconstrue, is that I specifically visit places to get the shot.
Newsflash: Instagram travellers or adventures, actually adore getting lost somewhere new, as a matter of fact; we crave it.
When Jake and I go on an adventure, we take our trusty Nikon and snap away to create that content that makes you guys think ‘I’d double tap that’. The beauty of Instagram travel is that it’s purely in the moment, raw and yet can be tweaked to be as aesthetically pleasing as a symmetrical marble table dotted with the dream of all coffees.
Whether you want Instagram travel shots that will blow your friends away, or if you just want to capture your adventures in the most stunning way possible, here’s my guide to creating fantastic Instagram travel shots…
1. Dress To Impress
Ok, I’m not saying to dive into a waterfall in your Louboutins, but there’s no need to look like a banjo has literally just been plucked from your hands.
Personally, I dress nicely because it makes me feel good. And running through the rainforest in a flowy boho dress makes me feel like some sort of magical pixie.
2. Be Yourself
**Screams from the rooftops** If you hate nature, getting dirty, or water, don’t pretend you’re freaking Bindi Irwin in the latest fashions and go frolicking through forests.
If you prefer cities, concentrate on that type of content. If you want perfect Instagram travel shots for personal use, the last thing you want to do is create a lie.
3. Go Beyond & Explore
Take that photo of The Grand Canyon from a whole new perspective, explore from different angles, and don’t be afraid to go off the beaten track.
4. Find Your Niche
This one is for those who want to take it to the next level! Concentrate on an aspect of travel that you really adore.
For me, my niche is ‘fashion meets tropical wanderlust’ and I like to combine my personal style with the stunning backdrops of Tropical North Queensland.
Other niches you could consider are architecture, wildlife, sunsets or adrenaline activities.
5. It’s Ok To Keep Secrets
Found that secret spot and enjoyed having it all to yourself? Think hard before you geotag!
Just over a year ago, I found out about a spot called The Cardwell Spa pools (photographed above). When we first visited, Jake and I had this stunning, blue lagoon all to ourselves.
Thinking of myself as a modern Caption Cook, I geotagged my shot. Low and behold, my shot, alongside a few others of the same location, went viral and word got out about this stunning spot.
Over Easter Weekend, I returned to the spa pools and was met with dozens of screaming children, litter, and people treating this wonder of nature like the local swimming pool.
The serene platypuses I had seen skimming the azure waters had gone, concrete steps had replaced the grassy banks and the Cardwell Spa Pools had become just another tourist trap.
Bloggers That Combine Fashion & Travel Flawlessly
I felt like this entire post was me blowing my own trumpet, but in true The Daily Luxe style, I am not exactly #InstaGoals. These ladies, however, combine fashion and travel as if they were avocado and feta…
Beautiful blonde Leonie is quite literally life goals. Hair: want. Travel: want. Wardrobe: want.
Stunning city-scapes and an envy-inducing wardrobe make this Aussie Instagrammer one to watch!
I’ve mentioned Jessica a few times on my blog before, as she has inspired my own brand so much! The original queen of combining travel and style, she still holds the crown!
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