Boy, BYE! 9 clever photography tips to make your post breakup life easier

Photography tips ot make your post break up life easier

When a relationship ends, the breakup can hit you in one of two ways. You either feel relief for finally having the courage to say goodbye to a cheating, deceitful or abusive ex, or your emotions shatter into a million pieces after realizing that your previously swell “plus one” flame has fizzled from hero to zero in one irregular heartbeat.

So, now that your romantic journey is over and you’ve landed in Splitsville, USA, what do you do? Lock yourself in your house for a while and cry your eyeballs out, of course! Or you play Adele, Sam Smith and Taylor Swift style breakup songs on 24-hour rotation while you gorge on indulgent foods and search for separation advice on Reddit. But after a while, the pity party must end. To heal a broken heart, get over a bad breakup, and move on with your life, you’ve got to create an ex-free environment.

Photography tips to help you get past a breakup

Usual breakup protocol includes blocking calls or changing your number, deleting old text messages, ghosting mutual friends for a while, and getting rid of pictures with your ex. But what if I told you there are ways to avoid having to go on an immediate Facebook and Instagram purge, especially when it relates to the matter of epic vacation photos? I don’t know about you, but it’s incredibly hard for me to destroy evidence of my time in a sweet location, and it’s even more painful when it’s a destination I’d been dreaming of visiting for a long time.

That’s why I’ve studied the techniques of some image-savvy social media accounts that will keep our ‘Gram and Facebook feeds intact.  Even better, these photography tips are guaranteed to elevate our social media game while ensuring that looking at old photos will be a little easier to handle in the event of a post vacation breakup.

Now, enough yapping from me. Check out these rad photo-taking tips and try them out on your next trip!

1. Use the angle and location of natural light to your advantage. Shoot into the sun, and play around with the lens flare for special effects.

In this example, you can’t really see the guy’s face, can you? That’s the idea.

2. Show the back of your heads.

This style places greater emphasis on the destination or details in the background than the person who’s sharing the scene with you.

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Seoul excited for the new week! 👉🏼Who else tuned into the Oscars last night? 🙋🏼‍♂️🙋🏻‍♀️ It was amazing to watch so many creative minds come together to celebrate one of the most special artforms of all time: film. 👉🏼We fell in love with many of the films this year such as Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Jojo Rabbit, and 1917, but it was Parasite that truly stole the show. Films (and art in general) were created for argument and debate, for intellectual stimulation, to shine light on global issues, and of course – for entertainment. 👉🏼Bong Joon-Ho, the creator and director of the Best Picture award winning, Parasite, made history last night. Not only did the fine film win Best Picture, but it also won Best International film – and it became the first movie to ever win both. Parasite was different than the rest of the films out there. Parasite took risks with its quirky, dark twists and turns and that's what creative storytelling is all about. You can be inspired by the works of others, but it's the risks that you decide to take yourselves that reap the greatest rewards. 👉🏼While we love it dearly, Hollywood has long had a love affair with itself. While films have always been a global artform, the 2020 Oscars felt like the most internationally inclusive in a very long time. Progress is not a straight line, but this sure is a step in the right direction. ••••• #koreabyme #fsseoul #wakeupwithfs #fourseasons

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3. Set up a unique perspective shot, preferably one that positions the other person far, far away. 

In this fun image, one half of the dynamic duo isn’t very visible and looks more like a bite-sized snack.

4. Only show parts of your torso in the frame.

This could be two sets of feet hanging over the edge of a boat or cliff, or limbs intertwined in a hammock on the beach.

Murad and Nataly Osmann have made a name for themselves by holding hands in their shots. Take a page out of their #followmeto playbook, and capture images of yourself holding bae’s hand in front of stunning scenery or notable landmarks.

5. Pose in profile, and go for maximum landscape impact with a long-range ‘tripod selfie’, or ask someone (who looks trustworthy) to take your picture from a distance.

The key is to ensure facial features are not very distinguishable..

6. Up the wow factor by getting playful at sunset – in silhouette!

7. Suit up with protective gear and go deep. 

As you can see, diving gear does a great job of masking identities when underwater.

8. Use a direct overhead angle (maybe even a drone) to get a bird’s eye view of your desired scene.

Additional tip: Accessories like hats help with anonymity.

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Most of you already know we lost our drone… YES, AGAIN!!! 😭😭😭 you can’t imagine how frustrating it is losing a brand new 1000€ toy 😤 We are definitely known for being high drone consumers and we are not proud of that at all 🙄Besides it’s not healthy for our relationship either 💔 We blame each other 😒, we argue 🤬, we fight ☹️, we cry 😢 , we continue to talk about what happened for days 😪… we are both mad and sad at the same time, it’s impossible to describe how painful it is! 😩 but at the same time, it also makes our relationship stronger 💪 we learn how to say sorry, we learn how to forgive, we learn sometimes we can’t be proud, we learn that we can’t live without each other… Babe I love you to the moon and back, but please… please… stop destroying drones 🙈 The first person guessing how many drones we destroyed in 2 years gets a shoutout 😅 ✄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄┄ #aerialphotography #artofvisuals #beautifuldestinations #dronephotography #agameoftones #peoplescreatives #dji #djimavic #travelcouple #vscophilippines #travelph #comeseeph #itsmorefuninthephilippines

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9.  Play the ‘Instagram Boo’ card and have him/her take lit pictures of you solo! Then to be fair, extend the favor too.

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Do you ever notice there's nothing particularly special about a caterpillar that indicates it's going to eventually become a beautiful butterfly? _ So the moral of the story is, don't worry about being a late bloomer. Your wings DO exist. All you have to do is give up the safety of your cocoon, build your confidence, and learn to fly! My luvs, the year is still young. I'm encouraging you to stop delaying your dreams in 2019. Instead, start taking positive steps to convert your most ambitious aspirations into reality. _ #OOD deets: This is the flip side of my custom-made, reversible dress from @drennaluna. You saw the pink side yesterday in my pontoon bridge post. I can't tell you how cool it is to be able to have two outfits for the price (and packing space) of one. Trust me on this. Issa whole #MOOD. Has anybody else ever explored the reversible dress option? #feelitforyourself

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Do you have any other photography tips that have worked for you that I missed? Please share them in the comments.


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