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15 Ways To Flawlessly Capture Your Vacation In Ways People Actually Want To See

Make magic — the power is yours. Explore and capture the world with Canon’s breathtaking lens offerings.

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1. First thing: Go somewhere amazing, like Alaska.

Just look at it. All of that natural beauty. AHHHH!
Canon Standard Zoom EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens / Via explore-lenses.usa.canon.com

Just look at it. All of that natural beauty. AHHHH!

2. Make GIFs out of the video you record to make your friends extra jelly.

Canon Ultra Wide-angle EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens / Via explore-lenses.usa.canon.com

It's easier than you'd imagine.

3. Use a wide-angle lens to capture the vastness of a tremendous subject.

Wide-angle lenses allow you to capture as much of your subject as possible.
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Wide-angle lenses allow you to capture as much of your subject as possible.

4. Take your time and allow the environment to speak to you.

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Just breathe... and observe. You never know where your inspiration will come from.

5. And then shrink your reality with tilt-shift.

Tilt-shift lenses jump through some pretty complicated hoops to make real-life settings look like miniatures.
Canon Standard Zoom EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens / Via explore-lenses.usa.canon.com

Tilt-shift lenses jump through some pretty complicated hoops to make real-life settings look like miniatures.

6. Composition 101: It's all about the layering, baby.

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Considering the subject, background, and foreground when snapping pics will help you build a beautiful composition.

7. Bring your camera EVERYWHERE.

Canon Ultra Wide-angle EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens / Via explore-lenses.usa.canon.com

If a picture's worth a thousand words, a GIF is worth 10,000... right? Say it with a GIF instead, and your friends are bound to love it!

8. Don't forget to focus on the details too!

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Canon Macro EF-S 60mm f/http://2.8 Macro USM
Canon EF-S 60mm f/http://2.8 Macro USM

Macro lenses allow you to capture the tiniest details and bring them to life.

9. No time for video? Burst capture a series of photos and put them together to make an animation instead.

Canon Telephoto Zoom Lens EF 70 - 300mm f/http://4-5.6 IS USM Lens / Via explore-lenses.usa.canon.com

Always be on the lookout for little moments most would miss. String your photos together to make a stop-motion-style photo animation.

10. Make your #feetselfie extra special by adding a little movement.

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It'll look like you're standing on top of the world.

11. Throw in a natural lens flare to add some real photography magic.

Photoshop? Not for this. Be #authentic. Everyone appreciates a 100% natural flare, mkay?
Canon Standard Zoom EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens / Via explore-lenses.usa.canon.com

Photoshop? Not for this. Be #authentic. Everyone appreciates a 100% natural flare, mkay?

12. A fisheye can really warp your view!

Canon Ultra Wide-angle EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens / Via explore-lenses.usa.canon.com
Canon Ultra Wide-angle EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens
Canon Ultra Wide-angle EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens

Fisheye lenses are extreme versions of wide-angle lenses that create warped, almost spherical images.

13. You don't have to be close to snap an intimate shot.

Capture it all from wherever you're standing.
Canon Standard Zoom EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens / Via explore-lenses.usa.canon.com

Capture it all from wherever you're standing.

14. One word: color.

Color can be powerful and moving; use it to evoke emotion.
Canon Ultra Wide-angle EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens / Via explore-lenses.usa.canon.com

Color can be powerful and moving; use it to evoke emotion.

15. And don't forget to relax. Remember, you're still on vacation!

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Turn down for a slight breeze and some peace and quiet.

Photos by Aubree Lennon ©BuzzFeed

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