Instagram Travel Photos With People vs Without #IGTravelThursday


As a travel writer who focuses on family travel, I take a lot of photos of my kids during our trips. I don’t upload them all, nor do I share them all, instead I share a select few through my Instagram feed. What I have noticed over the past few years is that taking photos of a destination, location, attraction or monument WITH a person adds a whole new level of interest.


Take the photo above for example. It’s a shot that I took of the harbour. Sure it’s nice, but the one of my daughter looking out out at the harbour adds a level of emotion and offers a glimpse of a story.

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See the difference? There is no right or wrong and I’m not saying everyone should include people in their shots all the time, but it’s something to think about.

Screen Shot 2013-08-22 at 11.20.03 AMYou know who taught me this little tip without even trying? My 6-year-old daughter. She recently took this shot of me looking at Michigan from Fort St. Joseph. She clearly has a knack for iPhoneography don’t you think? It’s one of my favorites.

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WHAT: twitter party to discuss about Instagram & travel with #IGTravelTh
WHEN: August 29, 2013, noon EST, 5PM GMT (that’s noon in New York and 5PM in London)
WHO: Join the #IGTravelThursday hosts
@skimbaco@luxurytravelmom@elenasonnino@childmode@houseofanais,@hinessightblog and @satuvw
Also @Finnstyle_com will be chiming in and they are giving away a Marimekko iPhone case for a Twitter party participant.
PARTY PRIZES: free copies of Instagram as your Guide to the World – How, What and Who to Search and Follow on Instagram to Help You Travel the World ebook, and Marimekko iPhone case!

Be sure to link up with us this week too! We would love to read your #IGTravelThursday posts. Just add your blog post to the linky. Not a blogger? No problem. Join us at Instagram by using hashtag #igtravelthursday and share your travel photos. But sorry- no linking to Instagram images from the linky, just to blog posts.

A mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.


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4 Responses to "Instagram Travel Photos With People vs Without #IGTravelThursday"

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  1. Reeta @houseofanais

    August 22, 2013 at 11:18 am

    So true Nadia! Love your second picture. My son just took a picture of me last week and I was thinking of posting it, as it looked better than my scenery-only shot…

  2. Satu VW

    August 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I love that shot your daughter took! And she’s only six years old? It is interesting to see how this next generation will use social media, Internet and everything digital as they grow up with it. And I agree, so often people do bring bit of extra to scenic shots, although I have to admit that I do have way too many scenic shots with just scenery!

  3. Joe @ Cosmic Smudge

    August 22, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Your daughter has a great eye! Love the colors and composition in that shot. The red dress against the green really pops.

  4. Leigh Powell Hines @Hinessightblog

    August 23, 2013 at 8:16 am

    I agree, too. Those types of photos are art as opposed to people smiling at the camera at a scene. Great post.

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