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I may be posting this in the wrong place, please let me know.

 

Is there a list somewhere of pictures to take while cruising? Or can yall help me make a list.

 

On our last cruise we took a picture with the sun setting in the back ground. It was late after a day off the boat so we looked tired.

 

thanks for your help.

jen

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I'm a photographer and a scrapbooker so I tend to take a lot of scenery and "local color" type pictures... also pics of us but one thing if you are the taker of pictures, make sure you are in some of them! I often hear at crops that there are not many pics of mom/wife!

I think local color /culture pics capture your destination but that's just my opinion. I don't tend to take many ship or food pics maybe bec. I've been on so many cruises.. DH has only been on 6 or so but he's not "into" that type pic so we tend to do a few of ship as we are docked but that's it.

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I try to get pictures of the ship's unique areas and definitely one of the cabin. On our first few cruises, I didn't include people in those pictures, but now I like to get at least one of us in them. I also take a picture of each of our towel animals, although I probably won't use them in a scrapbook anymore.

 

Also, we take a picture of ourselves in the dining room and at the shows, as well as pictures around the pool. On excursions, we try to get someone to take a picture of us together.

 

As you cruise more, like Caroline said, you will take less food and ship pictures, but I think it's good to start out with lots of them and then you have a choice when it's time to scrapbook the cruise.

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Thanks for the ideas. Our last cruise I took pictures of our group doing things but missed out on some of the ships features.

 

Thanks again.

 

jen

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I try to get pictures of the ship's unique areas and definitely one of the cabin.

 

 

If not used in scrapping...you know your fellow CC'rs would appreciate these when planning future cruises.

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The joy of having a digital camera is that you can take pictures of everything and anything. However, that said, sometimes one can get so involved in taking a picture that one forgets to savour the moment. I take lots of scenery as well which helps us recall the wonderful places we had the pleasure to visit but have learned that it is the people in the photographs that are the most important. DH and I both take cameras and we snap away as we see each other enjoying an experience which are candid and informal. We also manage to get a few of us together. When I had to go thru my father's 42 carousel slide trays after his passing, pictures of scenery went bye bye because they weren't important to us but pics of my parents in different locales are wonderful to keep. I like taking creative shots like the balconies/window boxes of apartments in Europe which are filled with beautiful flowers or unique doors or framed/shuttered windows. I do take pics of each ship we are on because our memories aren't what they used to be as we recall a particular cruise. LOL!

 

Bottom line, take pics of what is important to you to recall those wonderful cruise memories.

 

Sandy :)

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I take pictures all over the place both on and off the ship on excursions. I also take a printer and print 10 or so pictures of what I think are the two best pictures the previous day. I then put them on our "Door Art" hanging on the door to our Suite in a folder that says "Like it Take one". They all get taken. A fun way to share our experience on the cruise.

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I take pictures all over the place both on and off the ship on excursions. I also take a printer and print 10 or so pictures of what I think are the two best pictures the previous day. I then put them on our "Door Art" hanging on the door to our Suite in a folder that says "Like it Take one". They all get taken. A fun way to share our experience on the cruise.

 

 

That is a great idea. Thanks for the tips.

Jen

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I take pictures (close up and distance) of the souvenior stuff, Like masks plates, dolls and inside the shops and use them as lead in pictures, any local made products

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I saw a friends scrap book of their cruise (and Europe trip) and every new place they take a photo of themselves, close up. It was interesting to see the changes in the faces over the five week trip and their heads that started close together, got further and further apart.:D

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One thing I've discovered after scrapping lots of cruises is that I tend to take almost all of my pics horizontally. Some page designs really need some vertical pics, so I'm more conscious now of trying to take some of pics that way so it's easier to scrap them when I get home.

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I tend to forget what in the world I was taking a picture of or where we were, so I am forever taking pictures of signs (don't always print them, but it's helpful to have them there when looking at the pics). I also used to take a lot of pictures without people in them, but when I got into scrapbooking I realized that I like to have pictures of the people I was with in my scrapbook more than pictures of the places we were. My favorite pictures are just pictures of memorable moments, like when my husband thought he was dipping his chicken into ketchup but it was hot sauce, or the both of us being dorks in our snorkel gear after out first time snorkeling. Also, as pointed out above, take vertical and horizontal shots. I think I drive my husband crazy with all my picture taking, but what are you gonna do?

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I take lots of food pictures!! The food on board always has great presentation. Also, when eating at a port I get a picture of the food and the outside of the building with the name.

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One thing I've discovered after scrapping lots of cruises is that I tend to take almost all of my pics horizontally. Some page designs really need some vertical pics, so I'm more conscious now of trying to take some of pics that way so it's easier to scrap them when I get home.

 

I've noticed this about myself as well. I take way too many horizontal pictures.

 

Here are some things that I make sure to take pictures of on a cruise:

- First view of the ship (I've missed this on our last two cruises and I was so sad)

- Picture of the ship from one of the ports. I make sure to get the entire ship. This is normally used for the title page of my scrapbook.

- Cabin pictures

- Pictures of towel animals

- Pictures of food (this is more for CC review purposes though)

- Picture of each of us at the welcome sign to a location

- Picture of us on formal night

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My husband is trained for my scrapbooking needs so we take a lot of pictures of signs to use in the place of labels when scrapbooking- we also take lots of onboard shots, especially anything with the ship's name on it. Also a few shots of sunlight sparkling on the waves always makes for great backgrounds (I mostly digital scrapbook and love to make my own background pages with these kind of shots). Other things we like to take - our toes in the sand or on a lounger by the pool, a life ring with the ships name (can make a fun frame), luggage at the beginning and end of the trips (always fun to see how much more stuff we are packing home!)

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I have started taking pictures of license plates at the places we visit. It makes a great title shot for a layout. I also like to take pictures of the art work (not the art auction stuff but the decorative art around the ship). Another fun one is unusual shapes on a ship - the funnel, a curving staircase, etc. Many years ago one of the scrapbook magazines had a layout called "Ship Shapes" and I have used that idea each cruise.

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I have a ton of scrapbooks and they have all kinds of memorabilia from places I've been that include napkins, ticket stubs, labels, business cards, etc. That is always fun to browse through. Recently, I put together a travel photo album from Shutterfly. If your photos are good quality, the album is printed and looks great! It takes a little time, but you can custom it with icons and text.

 

Just another say to enjoy your cruise memories. ;)

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I take lots of photos too. Start each day by taking one of the cruise news, it give the date and where we were for the pics that follow. In addition, I also take little things that will fit in the scrapbook, like swizzle sticks, napkins, matchbook covers, etc. They make a fun addition to the pages.

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I also take photos of the map on the tv screen that captures, routes, places and other facts you may want to remember. My favorite was when we were on our Transatlantic cruise and the map showed us all alone in the muddle of the ocean. Priceless.

 

 

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When leaving the ship on port days, I always get DH to stand next to the sign that says the ship will be leaving tonight at xx time for [next location] and it's also useful to confirm all aboard time later in the day!!!!

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After the first 2-3 cruises I realized that a lot of places tend to look the same after a while. Blue waters, palm trees, colorful buildings.....Then when I get home and print out my photos, it got to the point that I couldn't recall exactly what the photos were of.

 

So now, before we leave, I print out the date and which island we're heading to that day (or if it's a sea day) on an index card and I take a photo of it first thing that morning. That way, once the photos are printed, I can organize them by day and know exactly which island they were from.

 

I also have to get in the habit of actually being IN the photos as well. So far, it looks like my husband and two boys have had a ball on several cruises. But I am in very few of them. :(

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I have started taking pictures of license plates at the places we visit. It makes a great title shot for a layout. I also like to take pictures of the art work (not the art auction stuff but the decorative art around the ship). Another fun one is unusual shapes on a ship - the funnel, a curving staircase, etc. Many years ago one of the scrapbook magazines had a layout called "Ship Shapes" and I have used that idea each cruise.

 

License plates...very cool!

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Similar to the index cards and daily going ons...

 

1. Picture of day in the elevator

2. Silly interactions with statues

3. Just finished my honeymoon cruise book...I used all info about ports that the cruise ship had instead of journaling.. It was a med cruise so very good stuff.

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Some of my most favorite pictures are of us just acting goofy around the ship or on excursions. I actually scrap some of the pictures that should be tossed; like eyes have closed, making ugly faces, etc. I title the pages Carnival Enquirer or Carnival Paparazzi.

 

I have pictures of: my DD planking on a Mayan "Ruin" on Carnival's Inspiration. Her BFF is meditating on his head.

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I've completed 15 scrapbooks so far for only 6 of my cruises. My 10 day Scandinavia/Russia cruise took up 6 of those scrapbooks. I take pictures of EVERYTHING. I'm always among the first 100 to board the ship and head straight up to the buffet for lunch so that we can finish quickly and then head out to explore the ship and take pix of all the different venues without people in them. I want to see the places not a bunch of people I don't know blocking the view. At times I've been able to get pictures walking up the gangway to the ship on embarkation day. I like to get pics of the days of the week in the elevators. I take pictures on all my excursions. I buy postcards and save every paper the ship gives us. When I'm scrapping I think my favorite day to scrap is embarkation day since I put in my SeaPass, luggage tags and other items. I also keep a journal every night before going to bed and then I transfer my journal entries into my albums. It really brings the cruise to life.

 

Here's a link to volume 1 of my Mariner of the Seas cruise album. This was the 3rd cruising album I created done about 9 years ago.

 

https://marinerscrapbook.shutterfly.com/

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I take all of the obvious pictures of scenery and such. But, I've also started taking pictures of things to enhance my pages.

 

Several pics of the outside of the cruise ship. Close ups of the anchor, the huge rope tying ship to dock, any artwork on the ship, the name of the ship, etc. Those pics look cool to enhance my pages.

 

I take many, many pictures of signs to use as titles to my pages. Signs outside of the ship's restaurants, the photo area, the stores, etc. Basically pictures of all signs of all areas of the ship.

 

Also for filling in empty/blank spaces on my cruise travel pages, I take pictures of kind of odd things, but they sure look good as embellishments on my pages. Pics straight down at the water from deck. On my recent alaska cruise I took close ups of logs on the beach and closeups of tree branches with pinecones on them. Close-ups of the sand would look good, also. Then I cut wide strips or squares of these things to use to enhance my pages.

 

Also, for filling in or as embellishments, I use pics that didn't turn out super clear or that I have many pics of. I cut strips or squares for embellishments.

 

On my last cruise, I took a few non-pose pictures of staff working. I really like those pics. They work so very hard!

 

I took pics of our luggage on the sidewalk while waiting for our son to pick us up after our cruise. Wish i would have thought to take one of our luggage sitting by the door before leaving for our cruise.

 

Also took pics of the ship's flag flying high. The pretty lamps lit up on deck at night. Artwork on the promenade deck walls. Used those as page embellishments. Close ups of my feet in my pretty sandals while lying on the deck recliner. Close ups of my feet after I had gotten in poison oak while walking on a trail in Alaska. My feet were swollen, red, and ugly. Ha!!!!

 

I tried to visit some of the outdoor areas of the ship during non-busy times -- very early morning or evening, so I could get some nice pics of those areas without random folks in my pics. p.s. -- I do wonder at times how many photos of others' pictures I'm in.

 

I also request TWO of the cruise ship daily activity papers from my room steward. Then I have a nice fresh one to put in my scrapbook.

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I take pictures (close up and distance) of the souvenior stuff, Like masks plates, dolls and inside the shops and use them as lead in pictures, any local made products

 

What a great idea. I will have to remember to do this!

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Last spring we took our third cruise on the Celebrity Summit to the Southern Caribbean. We'd even stayed in the same cabin before, so we didn't know what to do that was different. We had lots of pictures of the things folks mentioned here, so we decided to make it the "Cruise of Selfies"! Wherever we went, we made sure to get selfies of the two of us. They came out great!

 

Here's a link to some of the pages- I electronically scrapped this one!

 

http://www.smilebox.com/playBlog/4e44457a4f4451774e6a513d0d0a&blogview=true

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Taking selfies does sound like fun!!!

 

I did take a couple of dh and I on our alaskan cruise this past summer. They looked horribly odd! We had GIANT heads and you could see right up our nostrils!!!! ha!

 

We need more practice at taking selfies I decided!!!!!!

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Last spring we took our third cruise on the Celebrity Summit to the Southern Caribbean. We'd even stayed in the same cabin before, so we didn't know what to do that was different. We had lots of pictures of the things folks mentioned here, so we decided to make it the "Cruise of Selfies"! Wherever we went, we made sure to get selfies of the two of us. They came out great!

 

Here's a link to some of the pages- I electronically scrapped this one!

 

http://www.smilebox.com/playBlog/4e44457a4f4451774e6a513d0d0a&blogview=true

 

Nice jobs with your selfies and your album!

 

I don't have long enough arms to take good selfies!

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Besides the obvious. I like pics of the backs of my family. While walking, while looking at stuff, etc

Also, this last cruise I seem to have lots of pictures of my family taking naps. In fact I have a couple of scrapbook pages titled "Sleeping in Seattle" It is one of my favorite layouts. It just shows how wore out you get having fun.

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Nice jobs with your selfies and your album!

 

I don't have long enough arms to take good selfies!

 

Thanks!! Ha Ha! Thank goodness for a hubby with very long arms! However, I just bought a new camera that has a tilt up screen so we can see our selfies before we take them! Should cut down on the number of times we have to take pictures until we get one we like!

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Tried to take selfies with my hubby , but he kept on getting really close to the camera & making me laugh so we didn't get any . Took pics of the ship, pics of painting on rocks in Skagway . Random pics of hubby

 

 

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I made this for our cruise with thoughts our group could take pics and upload them to Instagram.. we got to busy so that didnt end up happening. But it did offer some good ideas. I think at least so LOL.

 

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I take a lot of the same pictures already mentioned.

Some others include:

* Our cabin door number, because I tend to forget this after the cruise. It comes in handy when someone on Cruise Critic asks about a certain cabin number, then I can give my opinions and pictures of the cabin. Did that about a handicapped cabin we had once. (needed for my mother).

* Name badges of crew members. It helps when filling out Hero cards during the cruise - helps with names and spelling.

* The lit-up wall deck maps. I usually take them of the floor our cabin is on so I can have a reminder of whether our cabin was on port or starboard side, front/middle/aft.

* The lit-up wall deck maps. Of the floors with public spaces (theater/shops/restaurants/bars, etc.) so I can remember layout of ship.

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Since I'm a ship spotter, I like to take pictures of everything, especially the ship interiors (normally I spend some hours after midnight - when most of ship lounges and restaurants are empty - to take these pictures).

 

Here are some "photo reports" of ships cruised:

 

 

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