Are you thinking about getting started as a travel vlogger? Unsure of how to make a great travel vlog?
By now you know that I’m into vlogging.
I love using video as a way to channel my creativity and make connections.
As someone that aspires to grow as a travel vlogger, I left my last trip with a lot of lessons learned.
I didn’t make a plan for my vlogging in Palm Springs, and I felt like the videos that I made suffered as a result.
Travel Vlogging Tips:
I created four vlogs during my trip to Palm Springs in April.
The result? They all could’ve been better.
Below are the three things that I hope to improve on with my travel vlogs:
- Storytelling: I want to tell stories more. I don’t often follow a story arc. I’ve noticed that vlogs that do follow a story arc (they have a conflict and resolution,) are more entertaining and engaging for me to watch.
- Plan ahead: Think about what footage you need to capture and make a plan for how often you’ll vlog. You want to think through your schedule; create a plan that gives you ample time to capture the content that you need AND be present in the experience.
- Capture B-roll: This builds off the tip above since you’ll need a plan for how, when and where you’ll capture all of the b-roll footage that you need. B-roll is critical to your ability to make seamless, beautiful, entertaining transitions. Shoot everything! It’s better to have too much footage than not enough.
At the end of the day, I look at vlogging as a work in progress. Every video represents a chance for me to do better.
Each vlog is an opportunity for me to learn from the last one and improve.
I look forward to applying the three tips above to my future travel vlogs!
Do you have a favorite travel vlogger?
Share them in the comments below!