They say that travel video bloggers have the whole world at their fingertips, and with decent video content, they can share that world with everyone at home. Vlogging your travel adventures allows your followers to share your experience with them, every step of the way. Your vlogging content should inspire, educate, and engage your reviewers in equal measures. But do your latest vlogs lack that travel spark? If so, I can help.
Read on to find out how to be a better travel vlogger and grow your audience with these simple video tips.
Have the right software
There’s no better way to harness the essence and feel of your traveling adventures than with a carefully captured and painstakingly edited vlog. Or, that’s what you’ve been led to believe. The truth is, once you have read this video making software guide from Bynder, you don’t need to worry about a meticulous editing process or navigating complicated software applications. Bynder’s video making software helps you curate on-brand, professional-looking videos every time. With easy-too-use templates, you can make high-quality content without the additional time or skills required.
If you want to upload your latest vlog to YouTube and your social media channels, as well as your travel website, then Bynder’s video making software does all the hard work for you, automating different versions of your vlog so it can match the criteria of each platform without having to reconfigure your video settings. This streamlines the entire process, increasing the likelihood of a higher ROI, and giving you more time to do what you love -making stunning video travel content.
Don’t feel pressured to film everything
With so much to see, you’ll want to share every aspect of your journey and your experience with your viewers. You don’t want to miss a moment, and neither will they. Shots of what you were eating one night, what you’re taking in your day bag, or the issues you had at the airport equals good content, but it might not be what your viewer is looking for. Before you travel, take some time to decide what kind of vlog you want to create, as it’ll help you reduce the footage you need to collect and it means you don’t have to be glued to your camera the whole time.
Don’t be afraid to include other people
Yes, it’s your vlog and your project but don’t be afraid to come out from behind the camera and bring others in, too – local people, stallholders, your hosts, even fellow travelers. If you think it’ll bring some authenticity to your vlog, then include them in your final cut. It’s another way to help your viewer immerse themselves in your vlog, and make this snippet of a new culture, authentic.
Remember, the more interesting your vlogs are – the bigger the boost in your subscriber numbers.
Go for steady, rather than shaky!
Don’t give your viewers travel sickness with your shaky videography skills. Take advantage of all the video and photography equipment available online to take your vlogs to the next level. Tripods, handheld stabilizers, even invisible selfie sticks for those 360 action shots and floating camera effects.