My rules for better vacation photos with your digital camera:
- Shoot early, shoot often – you can throw away the flubs later.
- Capture people – you can buy a photo of any place or thing that you see. This is your one chance to get pictures of yourself, the people you travel with, and the people you meet at those places and with those things.
- Remember that you’re on vacation – don’t spend so much time with your camera that you forget to enjoy yourself.
And my brother’s rule on vacation expense:
I’ve never come back from a vacation saying I spent too much. I’m going to keep on spending until I do.
[This should not be construed as a reason to spend like there is no tomorrow, but rather as a recognition that an upgrade from cheap to good or good to pretty good has an impressive enjoyment return on investment.]