Greener BeeGreen HolidaysThis is why your holiday will NEVER look as good as the one on Instagram

NOW 600 million of us use Instagram every month, and travel is one of the most popular subjects on the photo sharing app.

But before you get an attack of the green-eyed monster next time you’re rifling through someone’s glamorous holiday pictures, remember that what they show you on Instagram probably isn’t real.

Savvy Instagram users have learnt numerous tricks for making their holiday photos look picture perfect (file photo)

Savvy Instagram users have learnt numerous tricks for making their holiday photos look picture perfect (file photo)

Whether it’s a pensive traveller sitting alone at the foot of an Egyptian pyramid or a happy couple smiling peacefully in front of the Eiffel Tower, there are probably hundreds of identikit tourists lined up in a similar fashion just out of shot.

It’s amazing what a clever camera angle can do, like how a lens pointing upwards can crop out bystanders.



Similarly, a patient photographer can wait for the split second at a busy beach when no one is swimming in the subject’s tiny patch of water.

Read on to see how clever travellers can create the perfect image of their solo holiday, at what are actually the busiest tourist destinations in the world.

 

The Pyramids, Egypt 

When @danielsalib_photography joins us at the #Pyramids 🐫🎥 #visitegypt #egypt

A post shared by Nour Aboulela (@lovebyn) on Feb 24, 2017 at 3:09pm PST

In reality, the crowds of tourists next to the pyramids are considerably larger

In reality, the crowds of tourists next to the pyramids are nearly always considerably larger

 

Phi Phi Island, Thailand

🌺 #traveling #holiday #phiphi #mayabay #beach #paradise #krabi #thailand

A post shared by Blanka Parragh (@blankaparragh) on Feb 26, 2017 at 2:46am PST

Since the film The Beach made it world famous, Phi Phi's main beach is always full of tourists

Since the film The Beach made it world famous, Phi Phi’s main beach is always full of tourists

 

The Little Mermaid statue, Copenhagen

Copenhagen landmark: the Little Mermaid. Hans Christian Andersen #LittleMermaidCopenhagen #Denmark #Fairytale

A post shared by roniel_j (@roniel_j) on Jun 7, 2016 at 1:06pm PDT

The Little Mermaid statue always has a crowd of visitors around it in the summer months

The Little Mermaid statue always has a crowd of visitors around it in the summer months

 

St Paul’s cathedral from the Millenium Bridge, London

Chasing umbrellas __________________________________ #stpaulscathedral #stpauls #londonforyou #london4all #thisislondon @london #timeoutlondon #shutup_london #just_features #london_only #loves_london #Hq_UK #CanonUK

A post shared by Nat 🇫🇷 in London 🇬🇧 (@natchace) on Feb 27, 2017 at 5:47am PST

Whether it's the school holidays or a normal working week, the bridge is much more likely to be full of tourists or city workers

Whether it’s the school holidays or a normal working week, the Millennium Bridge is much more likely to be full of tourists or city workers

 

The Brooklyn Bridge, New York

New York state of mind 📷 @joelbarsch #nofilter #brooklynbridge #nyc

A post shared by Maddie Chester (@maddiechester) on Feb 27, 2017 at 4:39am PST

Every tourist getting a snap on the Brooklyn Bridge is cleverly cropping other visitors out of shot

Every tourist getting a snap on the Brooklyn Bridge is cleverly cropping other visitors out of shot

 

The Eiffel Tower, Paris

This is my “I’m a tourist” pose.

A post shared by Jacob Starr 星 (@thestarrlife) on Feb 26, 2017 at 3:34pm PST

By shooting from the waist up, tourists can make sure no one else is seen in their shot

By shooting from the waist up, tourists can make sure no one else is seen in their shot

 

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

I pushed it and it almost fell but it’s a lovely structure so I brought it back up but left it leaning hahahaha. The adventures of a traveling brother. #conquered#pisa#pisa🇮🇹#leaningtowerofpisa#italia#travel#travels#traveler#travelblogger#travelersnotebook#travelphotography#travelingram#travelph#igpics#dope#pose#adventures#journey#fromitaly#jetlife#wandering#mylife#travelphoto#europe#happiness

A post shared by Marco Kikam (@journeyman_kiks) on Feb 26, 2017 at 5:38am PST

You'd have to get to the Leaning Tower Of Pisa very early in the morning to get a picture without anyone else in the shot

You’d have to get to the Leaning Tower Of Pisa very early in the morning to get a picture without anyone else in the shot

 

The Great Wall Of China

The best of great wall #greatwall #greatwallofchina #beijing #china

A post shared by Ricky Montiago (@rickymontiago) on Feb 27, 2017 at 4:21am PST

More than 10 million people visit the Great Wall of China every year, and they all want a picture

More than 10 million people visit the Great Wall of China every year, and they all want a picture

Article source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/2968600/this-is-why-your-holiday-will-never-look-as-good-as-the-one-on-instagram/


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