The Most Instagram Worthy Island: Santorini Photos

Santorini is a photographer paradise: white-washed houses, volcanic rocks rising over the ultramarine sea, blue and white chapels, color contrasting flower pots and sunsets over the old windmills are doomed to look good on the pictures. This Santorini photo series is the outcome of the four afternoons I spent on the island strolling in the villages above caldeira and hardly letting my camera off my hands.

Contrasts

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The old and the new
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Nature and architecture. Birds nests on the hotel rooftop.

Windows, Doors and Stairs

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Sit back and Watch the World Go By

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Chapels and Churches

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Santorini Photo diary and photography tips
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Donkeys

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Flowers

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Pools

Santorini Photo diary and photography tips
Santorini Photo diary and photography tips
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Santorini Sunsets

Santorini Photo diary and photography tips
Santorini Photo diary and photography tips
Santorini Photo diary and photography tips
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PS: How to take great postcard or insta worthy pictures?

Trying to take a great picture, we keep the following rules in mind:

- Think of the story you want to tell with your picture.

- Rule of thirds: To break it down, you cut your frame into thirds by using both horizontal and vertical lines. You then place your point of interest over the cross sections of the grid.

- Frame your object. Everything may serve as a frame: a window, a couple of trees, a donkey´s back.

- Think about the lines: They may help to create dynamics in your picture. Think if there are points, where the lines gather. Place them in the centre or on one of the thirds. Try to catch symmetry.

- Think about the background. It may ruin your story or distract from the object that you want to be at the centre of attention.

- Think of the light. The best colours would be during the “golden hours” in the evening and in the morning. But if your camera's lens does not have a large aperture, don't take the risk of taking pictures with little light, they will simply look grainy.

- Learn about the technical possibilities of your camera. Play with exposure, aperture and shutter speed.

- The next rule is ambivalent, as a matter of fact, Balti and I have opposing rules. Go with what works best for you ;) Mine is: Think more, take fewer pictures. Think about what you want to photograph. Think of the lines, the frames, the lines etc. Balti's tip is: take a lot of pics with different settings in order to learn what works best in a given situation. The more you take, the more experience you get.


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