There are many reasons to go on holiday. While some choose to go purely for relaxation, some of us prefer to take the camera along and get some great pictures. How do you decide where to go to get the best photos? Here are some top destinations for both professional and amateur photographers.
Imagine practicing photography – writing with light – in the City of Light! Paris has inspired generations of creativity, and would be the perfect place to work on your artwork. And the fun doesn’t stop there. Because France has such a diverse landscape, there are plenty of other places to take winning photos. You can photograph the waterfront on the French Riviera, explore the Alps with your camera in hand, or do a series on haute cuisine.
This gorgeous country is an excellent option for travelers looking for opportunities to take stunning pictures. In the north, you can go on a safari in Kruger National Park and photograph lions, elephants, hippos, and other African wildlife. Or, if you prefer to stay in the south, you can retrace the Garden Route, photograph Table Mountain, or do a series on wine production. With that last one, just be careful not to drink too much!
You can get some great holiday deals to Peru which is home to 28 of the 32 distinct world climates, the incredible diversity in landscape, flora and fauna that Peru offers makes it a truly fantastic place to work on your photography. Here you will find bone-dry deserts, tropical beaches, dense jungle, and dizzyingly high mountains. For just a sampling of some of the opportunities on offer in Peru, you could consider photographing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, take a cruise on the Amazon, wander through Cuzco’s magical narrow streets, or photograph nightlife in Lima.
With its wide swaths of forest, Canada is a great place to practice wildlife photography. Here you can wander through remote mountains, forests and tundra in search of rare species in their native environment. While you’re at it, you can also check out other holiday gems like Vancouver’s coastline, the Canadian Rockies, and the tiny fishing villages of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.
A Final Note
These are just a few of the countless places where you can take great photographs. However, remember that photography is an art that depends on the eye of the photographer just as much as subject itself. While anyone can take a picture of a beautiful sunset, it takes a gifted artist to be able to make the shot unique. To further develop your eye, look for beauty and meaning wherever you go in the world, not just in the standard cookie-cutter vacation shot of the resort beach.
We hope you enjoyed this list of some of the best places to take holiday photos. Now that you’re finished reading, leave a comment below telling us which tip was your favorite and share any experiences you’ve had taking holiday and travel photos.
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