Last Updated on February 28, 2023
Your travel photos are precious memories that will bring you joy and a sense of accomplishment over the years. But this doesn’t mean you must keep them hidden, away from the public eye.
With a bit of imagination and some time for editing, your travel photos can become a true asset in your portfolio. So don’t be afraid to use them to your advantage. If you don’t know what to do, here are a few ideas to spark inspiration.
1. Boost your Social Media Accounts
Pictures of jaw-dropping landscapes are extremely popular on social media, so why not boast about your photo-taking skills on Instagram or Pinterest?
Of course, it’s not just about the landscapes. You can also post about cool vacation activities like hiking trips, whitewater rafting, playing volleyball on the beach, and more. And if you have any videos you can post, even better.
Social media is crazy about travel photos and stories, so your pictures can help you gain an engaged audience. If this is your goal, do a bit of research and learn when it’s the best time to post and how to keep people’s interest.
2. Play with Filters
If you’re trying to do something more out of the norm with your travel pictures, try playing with filters. You can use the ones on your phone, or if you’re looking for something a bit funkier, try a specialized tool to apply cartoon effects to photos.
You can apply a cartoon effect to any type of photo, from selfies to landscapes, so you can let your imagination go wild.
3. Turn them into Wall Art
Do you have a few pictures you love? Why not display them on your walls, so you can admire them whenever you want? As a bonus, whenever you feel down, these pictures will remind you of better times and motivate you to power through.
The good news is that wall art can take a wide range of shapes and forms. For once, if your photos are shot in high-quality, you can turn them into large prints and play with the layout. It can be one big framed poster, or you can divide the picture into several pieces that come together in a spacious design.
On the other hand, if you have smaller photos, you can create a nice gallery on your wall. This can include photos of any size and shape as long as it maintains a harmonious layout.
4. Make a Photobook
When you have too many amazing photos, and you want to see them all the time, you make a photobook for your coffee table or library shelf. The good news is that this can be an extremely fun DIY project you can share with friends and loved ones.
Just keep in mind that the secret to a good photobook is the layout and how you decide to organize the photos. So, it’s a good idea to give it some thought before starting the project.
5. Turn them into Gifts
Your loved ones love hearing about your travel stories, but they’ll like it even more if they can have a memento of your time exploring the world. Fortunately, you can give them just that (and get extra points for an original gift).
For instance, you can create a calendar for your parents, where each month is a photo from your most recent adventures. If you took a trip together, then make sure to include pictures of your parents as well.
Another great gift where you can use travel photos is holiday cards. People love an original card since it feels more thoughtful than a store-bought one.
6. Sell Them
Selling travel photographs can be a great way to make some extra money on the road. And, who knows, maybe you will have the opportunity to start a new business.
There are plenty of online platforms where you can upload your photos for sale, but it’s best to check the conditions beforehand. To be eligible, a photo needs to be high-quality and follow specific rules, which are described by each platform.
From getting more attention on social media to earning some side money and everything in between, your travel photos are a hidden treasure that can help you accomplish many things.