How to get amazing pictures of yourself when travelling solo

Posted on 17 June 2024 By Nomvelo Masango

Solo trips are fun and beneficial. Travelling alone is a great way to boost your confidence, exit your comfort zone, learn more about yourself and meet new people.

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But, how do you document the lovely moments you experience on your trip when you have no companion to take pictures of you?

Fortunately, there are a number of ways to get amazing pictures of yourself when travelling solo. Here are some of them:

Use a tripod

Your tripod can be a lifesaver when you’re travelling solo. Place it at a desired angle and make sure it is sturdy. Set the timer on your device and proceed to pose. Importantly, pay attention to your surroundings while shooting with a tripod. This will ensure your safety.

Ask a staff member

When at your hotel, a restaurant or any other attraction, you can also ask one of the staff members to capture images of you. Ask politely and make sure that you do not approach them when they are busy.

Ask a fellow tourist

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One of the quickest and easiest ways to get pictures of yourself when travelling solo is to ask a stranger. When you are at popular attractions, you will encounter other tourists. Most of them would not mind giving up a few seconds of their time to take some images of you. Exercise your discretion regarding who you approach  in order to ensure the safety of your cellphone or digital camera.

Join a tour group

Tours provide great photo opportunities. Plus, most tour guides don’t mind taking pictures of tourist. In fact, some of them are really great at it since they do it so often. Moreover, being part of a tour also offers the opportunity to meet other solo travellers who can take images of you. After all, it is highly possible that they also need someone to take images of them as well.

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