Recording a family trip

We all cherish the time we get to spend with our families in these hasty days. Going on vacation with your loved ones is a great way to bond and have fun together, and recording the adventure can only help you relive the joy anytime latter. Here are a few tips on how to save the best moments of your trips.

Vacation photograph albums have been trending for decades, but isn’t it time to take it to the next level, and record more than just a few frames? Camcorders are a fairly affordable way to get entire videos of family fun, and they offer the same mobility feature as a point-and-shoot camera. They’re also not only a means to record the faces of your children, but also let you hear their young voices over the years. Plus, having a video camera will only add to the fun time, letting you shoot their funny sketches, impressions or other funny games. With their increased storage possibilities, modern camcorders can help you bring back home the essential experiences in your family vacation.

The internet offers a lot ways to document all kind of experiences these days. So it will be pretty easy to create your own family blog where all the family members can post their favorite moments, pictures and videos, and share the best stories from your trip. Travel photography boards are available on platforms such as Instagram or Pinterest, and vlogging has become quite a fashion among the young and the elderly, and it would certainly get your little ones giggle whenever the camera’s on.

In terms of the old problem regarding whether you should go for a dslr or a camcorder, the following video can help you to analyze pros and cons for both:

Keeping a travel journal can also be a great way to catch the vacation experience from multiple point of views. Photographs, leaves, pressed flowers, tickets and personal notes from the whole family can compose a beautiful book that will keep your memories fresh over time.

And if you’re keen on taking pictures, make every one of them memorable: the people you’re going with are more important than the scenery. Surely, there are beautiful sunsets and impressive mountains out there, but including a family member in the picture will make it much more precious. Family group photos aren’t really that if someone’s missing. Ask other persons to take the picture, or simply use the camera timer to have enough time to get in the frame for a real family photo.

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