Nota editor:Instagram antara medium untuk anda berkongsi gambar-gambar travel anda. Tetapi adakah anda merasakan gambar travel anda di tahap suam-suam kuku sahaja? Jika ya, hari ini kami berkongsi tips-tips mengambil gambar sewaktu travel yang ditulis oleh Hadhinah Felice, seorang pengembara yang kini dalam misi merentas Amerika (pada masa artikel ini ditulis beliau telah menjelajah ke 48 negeri daripada 50 negeri di Amerika).

Kalau anda tak percaya dengan tips-tips yang beliau tulis, biar gambar di akaun instagram beliau berbicara.


TIPS UNTUK AMBIL GAMBAR SEBAGAI AMATUR TAPI DENGAN HASIL SEPERTI SUDAH PRO

Saya tak lahir terus pandai ambil gambar. Saya juga tak lahir terus kaya untuk beli “smartphone” dengan kamera cantik atau kamera yang berkualiti tinggi. Saya juga tak pergi ke mana-mana kelas fotografi. Diingatkan bahawa saya bercakap sebagai amatur, berdasarkan pengalaman saya ambil gambar travel saya bertahun-tahun dengan menggunakan pelbagai jenis kamera seperti kamera iPhone, kamera digital Canon, kamera SLR kompak/mirrorless Olympus, dan GoPro. Kalau minat dan tak mudah putus asa, pasti hasil yang cantik akan keluar walaupun bukan jurugambar pro!

Niagara Falls, seen from great heights of a hanging balcony on the USA side. On your left is the USA, on your right is Canada. This is what you will see when you are at Niagara Falls. Niagara is a combination of 3 falls which are Horseshoe Falls(the largest of the 3 and the strongest flowing waterfall in North America), American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. It is located on Niagara River, and shared by two countries. The flow rate of Niagara Falls is almost 110,000 meter cubic and that is a lot. How to get the most out of Niagara Falls? Do the Cave of the Winds! Or…did you see a little part of a boat on the right in this photo? That is Maid of The Mist, highly anticipated boat tour that will take you pass the American and Bridal Veil Falls, all the way to the best part which is Horseshoe Falls(also known as Canadian Falls)where you will definitely get so wet by the mist of the falls! When I was here, I got on board(and wet, of course) for only $17. It is a must do when you are at Niagara Falls but not in the winter. Surprisingly, many of us have no idea that Niagara Falls exists! #throwback #discovertheroad #NiagaraFalls #passionpassport #worldplaces #beautifuldestinations #Niagara #ontheroad #vsco #vscocam #nature #welltravelled #NewYork #awesome #Travel #traveldeeper #beautiful #roadtrip #Niagara #travelgram #Ontario #wanderlust #bucketlist #cool #TravelStoke #goexplorewander #awesome_shots #inspiration #iphoneography #waterfall

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1. Ambil gambar setiap hari

Cari sudut kegemaran anda sendiri. Eksperimentasi sangat penting. Jangan hiraukan teknik orang lain. Cuba banyak kali sampai jumpa teknik anda sendiri, bukan sekali ambil gambar hasil tak cantik terus putus asa.

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2. Jiwai aktiviti ambil gambar

Orang yang pandai ambil gambar ini biasanya betul minat untuk ambil gambar. Kalau cuma minat gambar cantik tapi tak minat nak menjiwai fotografi itu sendiri, hasil gambar juga akan menunjukkan betapa anda tak menjiwai fotografi. Macamana nak menjiwai? Keluar ambil gambar dan banyakkan baca tips dari jurugambar yang lebih professional, bukan banyakkan beli kamera(melainkan sudah pro).

One of countless beautiful sunsets that I have witnessed was at this little part of Appalachian Trail in state of Pennsylvania. Look at this beautiful farm of Pennsylvanian countryside! I bet everybody knows about Appalachian Trail or simply A.T, especially after reading/watching the book/movie "A Walk in the Woods". We found the trail while driving through this beautiful countryside. A.T is roughly 3500 km long, and it runs on the eastern USA from south to north or vice versa through Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. One day, when I am retired from traveling, I plan to do a bit of PCT(Pacific Crest Trail) and A.T(Appalachian Trail). I guess that would be my greatest second way to see this country, all over again. To Malaysian readers: For more travel stories in Bahasa Melayu, follow me on my Facebook, link is on my IG bio. Thank you! #traveldeeper #TravelStoke #beautiful #worldplaces #beautifuldestinations #PA #AT #appalachiantrail #roadtrip #vsco #bucketlist #inspiration #vscocam #beautiful #sunset #projectvacation #discovertheroad #summer #iphoneonly #USA #passionpassport

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3. Perhatikan di mana sumber pencahayaan

Ini sangat penting. Kalau matahari di belakang subjek dalam gambar, subjek akan kelihatan gelap. Sebaliknya, kalau menghadap sumber cahaya tak kira semulajadi atau tak, gambar akan jadi terang dan jelas. Pendek kata, jangan membelakangkan cahaya, melainkan anda memang nak gambar anda penuh bayang-bayang dan kegelapan, sedangkan ambil gambar waktu malam pun kita nak guna “flash” ataupun cari sedikit sumber cahaya.

Of 47th state out of 50 states that I had visited in the USA: I shot my dream shot when I was in Hawaii and I think this is the most Hawaiian photo that I could ever take because it has Honu in it! If you spent long enough time on any Hawaiian island and spent lots of time swimming/snorkeling in its amazingly beautiful water, I guarantee you will get to swim with sea creatures like this! I was lucky I had the best on my last day on Hawaii's biggest island, Big Island or Hawai'i. It's not easy to capture this because the water was pretty rough that day because the tide was coming in, throwing me onto sharp, volcanic rocks but in the end, it was worthy! I will come back, I need to see the other 7 islands in Hawaii! P/s: Photo shot with GoPro Hero 4 Black with 6 inch @knektusa dome. Oh and, honu is sea turtle in local language. #discovertheroad #Hawaii #bestvacations #passionpassport #worldplaces #beautifuldestinations #KNEKT #igers #GoPro #vsco #vscocam #cukupmasakelaut #wonderful_places #goprooftheday #awesome #travel #goprohero4 #beautiful #overunder #underwater #travelgram #wildlife #wanderlust #bucketlist #snorkelaroundtheworld #TravelStoke #projectvacation #inspiration #seaturtle

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4. Praktikkan Peraturan Pertiga atau “Rule of Thirds”

Iaitu meletakkan orang/apa saja subjek dalam gambar atas 2 garisan tegak dan 2 melintang imaginasi dalam “frame” kamera/kamera telefon anda. Contoh: Tengok gambar pertama. Saya berdiri bukan tengah-tengah tapi tepi. Kiranya bahagikan gambar ke 3 bahagian, dan letakkan orang/subjek dalam bahagian ketiga tak kira kiri atau kanan, asalkan bukan di tengah-tengah. Orang/subjek dalam gambar akan kelihatan tidak “center” tapi tak semestinya tidak cantik.

Michigan, the 45th state that I visited on this journey across all 50 states of the USA. Michigan was incredibly beautiful, with snow everywhere, as well as frozen lakes! Today we found locals ice-fishing on one of Michigan's Upper Peninsula lakes and decided to join them on the frozen lake! It was our first time and that was quite incredible! How many of us ever experienced walking on frozen lake? If it wasn't because of the locals, we wouldn't be walking on the lake because it's not safe to walk on it when you don't know if the lake is solid frozen or not. In this photo is the road to Lake of the Clouds Overlook near Lake Superior south shore on Porcupine Mountain. Sadly we couldn't reach that lookout point because of this road closure. So we took couple of photos here and walking in shin-deep snow. I've never seen so much snow in my whole life until this extensive drive across Michigan Upper Peninsula. #discovertheroad #Michigan #USA #passionpassport #worldplaces #vsco #beautifuldestinations #OlympusEM10 #snowday #vscocam #winter #UpperPeninsula #ontheroad #awesome #Travel #traveldeeper #beautiful #roadtrip #frozenlake #travelgram #wanderlust #bucketlist #OptOutside #TravelStoke #goexplorewander #LakeSuperior #inspiration #greettheoutdoors #huffpostgram #grammasters3

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5. Edit itu perlu

Contoh: Gambar kita senget, garisan ufuk tak tegak, maka kita “rotate” gambar sampai garisan ufuk itu tegak. Sedangkan jurugambar pro pun edit gambar inikan pula yang amatur, tapi ada caranya supaya hasil pun sama dengan yang pro walaupun amatur! Edit untuk hampir menyamakan gambar dengan apa yang kita lihat dengan mata kita, bukan untuk terus jadikan gambar tu lain habis dari yang kita tangkap. Kadangkala “less is more”. Kebanyakan kita suka guna edit HDR secara berlebihan sehingga hilang kecantikan gambar asal. Pendek kata, edit berpada-pada banyak baiknya.

Hello people of Instagram! Husband and I are on our way to Las Vegas(so sad to leave the Jeep in NYC, flying JetBlue and we are Nevadan), running errands out of travel stuff. In between, we will go and see this beautiful hidden gem of Nevada again! This photo was taken in March 2015, the first long time we ever resided in Nevada. This place is called The Fire Wave in Valley of Fire State Park, 80km from Las Vegas. Although it is not as famous as its sister wave, The Wave in Utah, this wave has got its own attractiveness. If you are visiting Las Vegas, you should put visiting Valley of Fire on your list. Hasil tiupan angin dan aliran air ke atas pasir gurun yang seterusnya menghasilkan lapisan mendapan pasir semulajadi yang kelihatan seperti ini. Proses yang memakan jutaan tahun yang berlaku di zaman jurasik menjadikan Fire Wave sebagai salah satu arca alam semulajadi yang unik. Terdapat sebuah lagi arca unik seperti ini, The Wave di Utah yang lebih terkenal, akan tetapi di saat saya "bertemu" dengan Fire Wave ini, hati terus terpaut kerana ianya sama cantik walaupun tidak terkenal. See? Nevada is not just about Las Vegas!! See you on Thanksgiving Day, NYC. #discovertheroad #Nevada #passionpassport #worldplaces #beautifuldestinations #ValleyOfFireStatePark #iphoneography #iphoneonly #vsco #vscocam #vscogood #wonderful_places #ontheroad #awesome #Travel #traveldeeper #beautiful #roadtrip #justtravelpics #travelgram #missjetsetter #wanderlust #bucketlist #OptOutside #TravelStoke #goexplorewander #kissfromtheworld #inspiration #greettheoutdoors

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6. Bersabar dan jangan berhenti eksperimentasi!

Kita tengok gambar orang lain cantik memanjang tapi bila kita keluar ambil gambar, semua tak menjadi. Setiap yang berjaya pasti melalui kegagalan terlebih dahulu. Jangan takut buat silap bila ambil gambar. Percayalah, bila anda selalu cuba, seratus atau seribu keping gambar kemudian, pasti anda dapat lihat hasilnya.

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