» Travel Friends
Who doesn’t love traveling with friends, stuffed or otherwise? The next time you take a trip, follow these instructions to begin creating your own traveling stuffed animal memories.
For this activity, Cooper recommends bringing the following items:
- Favorite stuffed animal (or two ; )
- Camera, preferably with flash
- Backpack to carry stuffed animal friend and camera in
- Notepad and pen (to document the locations visited and date)
Once you find a perfect location to take a photo of your stuffed animal, following these guidelines to ensure you get a good picture:
STEP 1: Place your stuffed animal on a surface where they will not fall or blow away. Yes, Cooper almost blew off the Top of the Rock in New York City…scary!
STEP 2: Make sure you can see your friend’s face and smile (if they have one).
STEP 3: It is best to place your traveling friend to the left or right of the picture’s center, so you can capture the background imagery showing the location/landmark/sign/activity.
STEP 4: When shooting your photographs, do not place the camera too close to your friend or they may be out of focus.
STEP 5: Take more than one picture in the same location, turning the camera sideways to get additional angles and shots
STEP 6: Repeat and have fun. Once you are done with your trip, you’ll have a great story to share with your friends, family and the world.
PRO TIP: Take a separate picture of a sign that displays the area/road/landmark where you are at. That way you’ll know where you were, especially if you take lots of pictures like Cooper does.
A few suggestions to remember when traveling:
- • Have fun and take pictures.
- • Be courteous and respectful to others.
- • Be smart and learn about new cultures.
- • Make new friends
Have a great time on your trip! If you take a picture you want to share with the world, send it to Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org and he’ll place it on his COOPER WAS HERE page.