Capturing great photos is one of the best ways to remember the special moments we experience while traveling.

In an article titled "Capturing the Journey: Travel Photography Tips for Your Next Getaway" on the website, Healthy Way, Joni Sweet offers some tips and recommendations on travel photography and the piece includes many photos of Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Sweet recently visited the region as part of a media tour hosted by Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge.

It's a unique feature for many local businesses and experiences in the region, including her opportunity to photograph a gorgeous sunrise from an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway, snap a pic of a sculpture at the Taubman Museum of Art, capture a bird's eye view of the many treasures at Black Dog Salvage, and incorporate a few friendly local faces while sampling beer from Deschutes Brewery.

 

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While the story focuses on a variety of photography tips, it also reminds readers to remember to put the camera down and live in the moment:

"The activity I was most excited about on my trip to Virginia’s Blue Ridge was going to a live bluegrass concert at the Jefferson Center, an intimate venue for local arts set in a former high school. I had my camera out and ready when the opening act came on.

But as soon as I heard Claire Hitchins, a local musician who sings soulful folk melodies, start talking about how good it felt to be home and begin crooning her first song, chills ran up my spine. The camera hung from my neck for the entire mesmerizing performance."

Click here to read the full article on the Healthy Way website.