Top 6 Photography Destinations
If you are a true fan of photography you are often able to work with any surroundings. With your creativity and use of composition you can create a masterpiece. There are so many unique areas for photography spread across the world. Here are some of the few places on earth known for rewarding photography.
Mongolia, Gobi Desert
Situated between Russia and China, there is Mongolia, a country with powerful and diverse scenery. The vast endless landscape of Mongolia can often end up looking flat and somewhat boring and therefore it is always important to play around with the rule of thirds as well as separating the background by capturing an object in the foreground. It is also crucial to keep in mind that with each lens change, more dust will enter your camera. Mongolia is known to have a horse culture where the horse population largely outnumbers the human population. Most photography tours will include horseback riding when exploring the country.
Located around 65 kilometers north of Venezuela it is a unique island filled with the influences of a range of cultures. Curacao is a Dutch Antilles island with a broad history, colonized by the Netherlands in 1634. The capital city of Curacao, Willemstad has a remarkable architectural style. The buildings are made up of traditional Dutch designs however each are colored in a different bright color. This makes it an interesting and beautiful place to visit and capture the fusion of cultures and people across the tropical island. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and many photographers will visit annually to capture the diverse images the island offers.
Machu Picchu Temples
Machu Picchu is the most popular Inca archaeological ruin in the world. It is an ancient city in Peru known to have held importance in the 1450’s when Emperor Pachucuti reigned. Be sure to visit the variety of ruins and incredible structures such as the Temple of the Sun. Machu Picchu is located in the saddle of two mountains providing incredible views from an array of angles. It can also be rainy and therefore you should think of bringing along rain covers for your lenses and camera. Due to the high amount of exploring and trekking through the paths, it is also recommended that you bring few lenses as many will tend to get heavy and irritable. It is best to take photographs during the morning where the sky has clarity and with a fitting amount of light. Furthermore, there will be fewer people and your pictures will have more focus on the surroundings.
The Arctic, located in the northernmost part of the world is a polar region made up of vast landscapes. From ice caps to glaciers there are variety of options when it comes to taking pictures here. When going to photograph in the arctic it is important to protect your camera equipment by bringing snow covers and plastic wraps. A specific challenge is shooting in full white, this means that often a camera will underexpose the image turning the whites into grey. Therefore, it is important to adjust the camera settings while taking photographs in the Arctic. In the arctic there is also wildlife to take pictures of which requires long lenses in order to keep a safe distance. It is interesting to be documenting images that will become some of the last to be captured of the ice caps and animals which soon may disappear due to climate change.
Throughout the years, many photographers have been flocking towards Vienna. The city is known for its breathtaking architecture which continues to be developed and restored today. It’s architecture scene is thriving containing top class structures designed by renowned Nobel Prize winners from across the globe. When visiting the city be sure to bring your camera and wide angle lens in order to fully capture the entirety of the image.
Maasai Mara, Kenya
When thinking of shooting African landscapes and wildlife, one of the mot recommended areas is in the Maasai Mara in Kenya. The Maasai Mara holds one of the largest animal populations in the world, globally famous for its population of lions, leopards and cheetahs. Here you can also spot the big five and capture images of up to 470 species of birds. Another sight to extract is the great migration also referred to as the greatest show on earth. It is the natural migration of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles from the Maasai Mara to the Serengeti in Tanzania. When photographing in the wild it is important to have a range of lenses as animals will often be further than anticipated. Zip lock bags are a good idea especially in the dry season to protect your camera equipment from the dust. The animals also move quickly and therefore a fast shutter speed is ideal to capture and freeze moments while photographing in the wild.
Whether you are a well-seasoned photographer or starting photographer, the mentioned destinations offer an assortment of photography opportunities. If you are on your first photography holiday, keep in mind that with time and practice your images will transform. To book your next photography destination Click here