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Top 10 amazing ways to actually use your travel photos Great ideas for your great vacation images

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Vacation pictures ideas

Travel photos are some of the most beautiful, yet underrated photos. Going on holiday is the perfect time to practice travel photography, but more often than not nothing happens to our perfectly crafted shots, other than sitting in our phones. 

Because so many people are stuck for what to do with vacation pictures, we have come up with 10 amazing travel photo ideas – whether you are a budding photographer wanting to share your great photos, or a seasoned photography enthusiast looking to maximise the potential of your photographs. 

 


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1. Post to social media

Posting to social media is a great way for your friends and family to keep up to date with your adventures, and for you to document your amazing experiences and look back on them later. This is especially great if you want to share vacation pictures with friends. 

If you are trying to grow an Instagram following, travel photos generally tend to gain a lot of traction due to the aesthetically pleasing locations. If you are trying to post strategically for optimal interaction with your posts, the best overall time to post on Instagram is between 9 am and 11 am EST.

 

2. Create a slideshow

Using Lightroom is a great way to put your travel photos into a slideshow. Whether you have to give a formal presentation about your travels or you want to have an intimate travel photo gallery viewing with your friends, creating a slideshow is a fun way to organise your photos.

 

3. Sell your photos

A picture is worth a thousand words, and that’s why people are willing to pay for your travel photos. Different platforms like Foap, Fotolia, and Shutterstock will want to buy your travel photos to be used as stock images if you apply to be a contributor. 

Vacation rental marketing is another sector in need of good photography – if you take amazing photographs of rental properties on your travels, the renters may want to buy it.

 

4. Create a blog

Creating a blog is a great way to document your travels. You can post your photos with short captions on the blog for people to admire your photography if you just want to show off your photos. Or if you enjoy writing, you could perhaps share your experiences of travelling, photography, and your experiences alongside your photos. 

It can be a fun way to share your skills and educate others or to write a more informal, personal blog. If you’re trying to promote yourself as a travel photographer, blogging is great for that too. WordPress makes it easy for anyone to create a free blog.

 

How to use your travel photos

 

5. Set it as a screensaver

Why not set your favourite vacation photo as your phone screensaver or desktop background? It will fill your soul with so much joy to see an amazing photo that you took rather than looking at the generic screensavers of mobiles and laptops. Also, it’s a great conversation starter when other people see it.

 

6. Create a custom postcard

We send postcards because it’s a personal memento to let our loved ones know we’re thinking of them. One way to make a postcard more personal is to use the photo that you took; you might even be in it! You can create a postcard using your own photo using Snapfish.co.uk or Funky Pigeon.

 

7. Print them

It’s great to store photos digitally but there’s also something special about having the physical prints. You can go to your local photo shop to have them delivered, or you can use Snapfish.co.uk will print and deliver your physical prints to you after you upload them.

You can also buy portable printers which pair to your mobile device, making it possible to print photos from your phone with the click of a button. The HP Sprocket and the Polaroid Hi-Print Pocket Printer are great portable printers that produce mini prints. The portable size of these printers makes it easy for you to travel with them too. 

 

8. Decorate your room with your prints

Having vacation photos around us is instantly uplifting and a great addition to your home. You can go down the classic route and put your photos in frames. If you have mini prints having a string of photos hung up by clips is an attractive way to display your photos on a wall. It’s also a current trend to arrange your photos in a collage on your wall if you like creative arrangements, or in a tile formation if you prefer symmetry. 

 

Using your travel photos

 

9. Put your prints in a photo album

Photos are amazing keepsakes, but putting them in a physical photo album allows you to appreciate them more. There’s something special about turning the page of a photo album and reminiscing about the photographs which are snapshots of amazing experiences.

 

10. Put your photos in a virtual album

Organising your photos into a virtual photo album is a great way to store your photos for future viewing. Rather than having all your digital photos in one mass, putting them into a virtual album is a great way to keep them organise.  Physical prints can get lost or damaged over the years, but virtual photo albums last forever – and don’t take up any physical space.

 


After taking your amazing travel photos, try using the Splento App to share them.

The Splento App allows you to share your travel photos easily and securely. It allows you to place all of your photos in one album – and because all of the photos are stored in the app cloud, it doesn’t take up extra space on your phone. 

Once you have made your travel album, share it securely with only the people you choose, simply by sharing a link to your album. Try the Splento App today for your easiest photo-sharing experience yet.

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