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5 tips for great vacation photos

5 tips for great vacation photos

by AARP on July 19, 2013

Digital photography has put the "snap" back into the "shot." Before digital, you never really knew if your photos made the grade until you developed the film. But today's digital gear — smartphones, point-and-shoots and digital single-lens-reflex cameras (DSLRs) — let you shoot to your heart's content and edit on the spot. Even better, computer and telephone technology let you share vacation shots in real time with friends and family.

Digital cameras make it easy to take and edit great vacation photos instantly. — Photo by Martin Harvey/Getty Images

Though it's easier than ever to get the effects you want, there are still a few basic rules that make good shots a snap.