Man taking photo at sunset
Photo Worthy

A picture really is worth a thousand words

“Photography is the only language that can be understood
anywhere in the world”
— Bruno Barbey

For decades, after I returned home from a vacation, anxiety set in when I went to get my films developed. I often took multiple shots as there was no way to know if I had gotten a good shot or not. This added cost both in film and processing to any vacation. And forget any interesting filters or lenses, those were something only professionals used.

Digital photography revolutionized not only the way people take pictures but what they take pictures of. However, the introduction of decent quality cameras built into smart phones really changed the game for millions of amateur photographers. Now I always have a camera handy and take pictures of things I would never had done before (mostly food to be honest!).

Credit: Callie Morgan

More than ever, people are choosing a vacation or travel destination with photography in mind. This applies whether they plan to share their photos with others on social media or just keep them for their own enjoyment. In fact, a 2018 survey discovered that 40% of millennial travelers choose a travel destination based on how Instagrammable it is.

Close up of pillars supporting Confederation Bridge at sunset
Credit: TPEI / Stephen DesRoches

Things to take pics of:

Whether or not this applies to you, Prince Edward Island is loaded with great places and things to take photos of. This section will focus on photo worthy (aka instagrammable) places like:

  • Lighthouses
  • Beaches
  • Churches
  • Sunrises/sunsets
  • Sunflower/canola/potato fields
  • Bridges and boardwalks
  • Animals/wildlife and well, of course…
  • Food!
Black and white striped square lighthouse on red sand beach
Credit: TPEI / Heather Ogg

Even if your photography is not the greatest, this article has great tips for taking photos you’ll be proud to call your own.

Tea Pot shaped rock formation on beach with waves washing on the sand
Credit: TPEI / Paul Baglole

For people who don’t carry a camera but use the one in your phone instead, this article has tips for you. Like anything, with practice you’ll get better. Before you know it your photos will be worth a thousand words (and maybe a thousand likes too!) Below is a list of place you don’t want to miss on your next trip!

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