These Three Things Will Make Your Holiday Snaps Look Dead Professional

Your happy snaps are about to go pro thanks to Dr Chris Brown

There's nothing quite so inspirational as packing your bags and heading off into the wild blue yonder.

Indeed, the only downside of taking a break is that sooner or later it must come to an end (insert sad face here). Our advice - ensure you take plenty of truly awesome snaps so that you can keep the holiday vibe going long after you return.

So how to do that exactly? We weren't entirely sure and so we put in a call to The Living Room regular and former Bondi Vet  Dr Chris Brown, who just happens to be a passionate part-time photographer.

And this is where the good news comes in. Turns out that breathtaking pics can be achieved by making some very minor changes to your regular technique.

Consider a tripod

Sure, it seems like something only professionals might need, but Dr Brown says a solid foundation for your camera will result in snaps that are 100 percent more professional-looking thanks to their super sharp focus.

"It really is worth carrying one with you at all times," says Dr Brown.

Use a wide angle lens

This will give you the opportunity to shoot from a distance - something that is recommended when snapping anything that involves risk - such as wild animals.

Try different angles

It's easy to just want to snap what you see, but your photography will likely be even more impressive if you experiment a little. Try shooting from above, or while lying low. Stand to the side of your subject.

All of these options will produce dramatically different results.

Scroll down to see some of Dr Brown's impressive snaps.

Image: Chris Brown

While spectacular by day, the Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park in the Northern Territory is even more breathtaking at twilight.

Image: Chris Brown

Dr Chris took a snapshot of the aftermath of Cyclone Debby on the Queensland coast, just below Townsville.

Image: Chris Brown

Patience was key in capturing the light streaming through the open roof of Thuy Son, one of five marble mountains located 20km north of Hoi An in Vietnam.