A Cook Island holiday is full of beautiful places that can be hard to capture all the beauty of in photos. Since there are 15 islands that you could visit during a Cook Island holiday having your camera ready, and planning out where you want to take photos is important. Most of the areas that many people visit during their Cook Island holiday are laid back, so you should go with the flow to get the best photos. Here are some tips to get amazing photos during your Cook Island holiday.
Talk to the Locals
One of the hardest things to do is to capture the personality and spirit of a location without meeting, and taking photos of the locals. The Cook Islands are home to some of the friendliest people in the world. The local greeting is ‘Kia Orana’ which means hello, and you will most likely get a smile in return. One of the best places to meet the locals is the Punanga Nui Market. This is also a great place to find out more about the lifestyle, and get some great portraits. Take time to have a fun chat with your subject first, so you will end up with a better photo and answer when you ask for one.
If you are looking to take a killer landscape photo, you will to get up early. Nearly everything is going to be worth the pain. The beaches of Rarotonga are one of the best spots to take photos at sunrise, as there are waves in the sand, and pools of water that are not bothered by humans at this time of day. The lighting is different from day to day, and depends on the hour that you visit. No two photos are going to be the same, thanks to Mother Nature.
The Cook Islands are home to many beachfront accommodations. These accommodations are what help make a holiday on the Cook Islands so special. If you never want to forget that unique view, a photo can do the job. When trying to get a special spot of the view from your accommodations, think about having some of the inside in the photo. This can be a unique and creative way to frame the shot, and remind yourself that this is what you had to wake up to in the morning when you were on holiday.