Whether it’s a VW, a Renault, or a Mercedes: they are all wonderful! But do you know that you see the photo of a camper and think to yourself, part, but why such a bad photo? The first impression decides! If you want to put your camper in the limelight, it’s not that difficult, you just have to pay attention to a few small things. I guarantee you, you yourself will be amazed how your camper suddenly shines from all corners and presents itself from a completely different side.
Get your camper cover off your vehicle because here, I’ll show you 11 tips to keep in mind the next time you photograph your beloved camper.
Tip 1: Find the right moment for the camper photo
It’s certainly fun to just snap on it and hope that afterward there will be a great photo of your beloved camper. But wait for a moment, take a deep breath and think. Wouldn’t it be much better to take 5 photos and 3 of them are perfect!? This is exactly what is possible. You just have to take a quick look at what’s going on around you. If, for example, you are standing on a pass in Croatia, the island landscapes and the sea in the background, then it would be brilliant to get everything in the picture. So look around and climb up the rocks 20 meters behind you, so you get the breathtaking landscape and your camper as the main actor in the picture.
Tip 2: Rule of thirds
Haven’t heard of the “Rule of thirds” yet? Then I’ll explain it to you briefly. You can divide each image into thirds, both horizontally and vertically. These are the lines in your display, two horizontally and two vertically.
Let’s start again with our example: The scene on the pass in Croatia. For example, if you see that your camper is at the bottom right, almost at the intersection of the far right and bottom third line, then I guarantee that your picture will be perfect! So your bus is the special in the picture and the fascinating landscape nestles around your dream vehicle.
Tip 3: Photograph horizontally
You want to have your camper as a whole in one picture, without many frills around it, then shoot in horizontal (landscape) format. Pictures simply look a thousand times more beautiful in landscape mode. But beware, there are of course also situations in which you can use the portrait format quite well.
Tip 4: Change of perspective
Looking at life from just one perspective quickly becomes boring. So it is with pictures of your camper. Imagine what your camper looks like from a bird’s or frog’s eye view. Cool right? So nothing like off to the floor or a roof with you. But no daring experiments, not that I am the culprit afterward when you fall off the roof.
Tip 5: Detailed view
Your camper isn’t just a big picture, it’s made up of so many great details. Put them in the spotlight. For example, you can photograph your bike rack as a detail or the boxes on the roof. What do you find particularly beautiful?
Tip 6: The background
Of course, we spend a lot of time on the road, but often we are also standing in a forest or by the sea. Find a nice background for your photos, but it is not too intrusive, because your camper should be the center of the photo. Be creative in your choice of background and get inspiration from others.
Camper sharp – background blurred
If you have found a suitable background for your photo, try not to leave it in the focus of the image. You can achieve this, for example, by blurring the background a bit and sharpening the foreground, i.e. your beloved camper. You will be surprised how great your camper is as a model.
Tip 7: Clean but not sterile
It makes a difference if you have just experienced a wild adventure with your camper and he is totally dirty from top to bottom. That’s certainly worth a photo, no question. But basically, in order to put your camper in perfect light, you should make sure that it is clean. Of course, this also applies if you take pictures of the interior. Only in this way can it shine in full splendor.
Tip 8: The inner workings
Not only from the outside your camper is a gem, also the interior is interesting and different for each individual camper. Especially when you live in your camper, be it for a long or short, an individual touch develops that makes your camper so unique. That should be noted. Take your time and look at the inner workings of your camper from different corners. Which details are interesting, or what do you find exciting about other campers, for example?
Tip 9: Pay attention to the light
Whether you’re taking pictures inside or out, always pay attention to the light. There is nothing worse than a beautiful photo of a camper, which is much too dark, or details disappear because the picture was not illuminated or photographed in the right format. There are several options here: Use the sun (including the sunset) to put your camper in the perfect light, but also pay attention to the angle of incidence. If you don’t, you can quickly have disturbing shadows in the picture. Another option is flashlights or lamps that you can use to illuminate details. But be careful: the light of the flashlight can often be too bright.
Tip 10: Night shot
Taking a photo in the dark is not easy. First, you need a good camera that is capable of taking long exposures. If this is the case, then use special features to present your camper correctly. For example, you can turn on the lights or use the interior light as an effect. This creates creative images that represent your camper in an interesting way.
Tip 11: Quality of the images
Very important: Make sure that the pictures you take have a high resolution (min. 1024 px). Because there is nothing worse than having a beautiful picture, which is pixelated. Another important tool to put your camper in the limelight is a tripod. It allows you to banish the last little wobbles from the picture and is especially essential for night pictures.
I hope these 11 tips have been helpful for you and will make your camper appear in new splendor. What is missing now is only your profile for your camper.