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Top tips for enhancing your story through imagery.
Words and Images by: Ali Millar

We want to share with other readers just how great this lifestyle is and the many perks of life on the road. You don’t have to have the most expensive camera and all the latest gear to get great shots, either!

When you send in your story, try to include a variety of photos: pictures of your campsite, your rig on the road, your partner or family enjoying themselves along the way, landscapes, and a photo of each of the great spots you mention in your story.

LIFESTYLE

Include photos of people – you, your partner, your family, your new campground friends – enjoying themselves. It’s always inspiring to see people having fun exploring new places or relaxing at camp. And (almost) everyone loves to see a photo of themselves in print!

LANDSCAPES

If you have the gear, use a wide-angle lens to capture the majesty of the vista. Keep horizons straight and include something in the foreground for scale. Shoot at sunrise and sunset for the best light.

CAMPING

Get some photos of your entire campsite and include people where you can. Try to include an attractive feature of the campsite – it may be a river running beside it, a beautiful tree that’s shading your rig, or even the stars at night.

ON THE ROAD

Get some pictures of your rig, either driving along a road or parked somewhere scenic with a landmark in the frame. As an RV club, we all  share a common interest in the RV lifestyle and RVs themselves, so it’s great to incorporate your rig into your story.

NATURE AND WILDLIFE

These shots can be hard to get without a good zoom lens to get up close and personal with the subject. However, if you can get them, it can be a nice addition to your story and a good way of showcasing the diversity of wildlife you see as you travel around.

Tags: Travel Writing Stories Article Photography Image Camping Landscape Lifestyle
Category: Features
Written: Sat 01 Apr 2017
Printed: April, 2017
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How to Submit an Article

We are always on the lookout for stories and encourage anyone who has a great yarn and some stunning photos to send them our way!

Of course, just  because you don’t have top-quality camera gear and hundreds of photos doesn’t mean you shouldn’t submit a story. If you have even the slightest urge to write something, get in touch and we can discuss the best way to bring your story together.

You can submit your stories directly to editorial@cmca.net.au

We require high-resolution imagery in order for the photos to print clearly. As these files are larger in size (usually more than 1MB each), they sometimes won’t send in bulk in an email. For this reason, we suggest you send them via Dropbox or a similar file transferring service.

Please ensure you include captions for your photos so we can provide readers with detail on where each picture was taken.

If you get stuck, we’re happy to help. Just send us an email to the above address and we will walk you through the process. We look forward to reading your stories!