How to Take Pics

Salar de Uyuni’s heaven-like landscape is one of the most picturesque on Earth. This breathtakingly beautiful place presents the opportunity to leave your Instagram followers in complete awe of you. With a little bit of planning and imagination you can capture the most incredible photos. From photos in which the stunning sunset is reflected onto the salt flat by the “world’s largest mirror” to crazy perspective photos caused by the unique endless horizon, Salar de Uyuni is any photographer’s dream. The horizon causes objects that are nearer the camera to appear larger than objects that are farther away, making all kinds of perspectives photos possible with a bit of thought and creativity. An epic photoshoot awaits if you follow our simple tips below:

Shoot, shoot, shoot. You can always delete photos when you get home but you might not ever get a chance to come back here and take more. Distinguishing which shots are good can also be a struggle at the time because the glare of the sun makes it hard to see the camera screen.

Make sure there’s nothing but you, your props and the stark landscape in your photos. You don’t want any cars or people to take away from your naturally beautiful photos.

Be as creative and outrageous as possible with your photos. Small props such as toy animals, bottles and saucepans that can make your photo funny and alternative are a must.

It can be very difficult to get a good photo when you’re holding the camera. Unless you have very steady hands, rest the camera on the ground for a better, in-focus shot.

For perspective photos, the further back you go the smaller the object will appear. However, avoid going too far back as the farther you go, the harder it is to keep everything in focus.

For some inspiration have a look on Google at the many perspective photos people have taken here in the past. The last thing you want is to go home regretting that you didn’t take a photo that you only thought of after you left.