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The Best Travel Locations for Photography Lovers

Photography is a hobby which allows you to see life from new angles, exploring the world around you and capturing its beauty. Travel photography does just this and more, as photographers hop on planes, boats and trains to take their photography further afield.  Reaching new cities and lands ready to be explored through the camera lens. To pick your next photography travel destination, online photo sharing site, Clickasnap, have helped to collate some of the best travel locations the world has to offer for photography lovers. Take a look here:

Tokyo, Japan 

A bucket list favourite, Tokyo is a photographer’s dream. Bright city neon lights and tall skyscrapers, this vast city offers a great opportunity to try out some architectural photography or experiment with lighting and night-time shots. When choosing a location across the city for a photo spot you will find you are spoilt for choice. It’s certainly a good idea to plan this trip with time in mind, considering exactly where you want to go and giving yourself plenty of time to do so. Some of the most famous hot spots in the city, not to be missed by avid photographers, include: 

  • Harajuku 
  • Shibuya Crossing – famous for the large road crossings, this spot is perfect for some street scene shots
  • Asakusa 

Iceland 

This list couldn’t be written without a shoutout for the land of ice and fire! Iceland is truly magnificent and offers a photo opportunity at any direction you turn. One of the best ways to explore this island is to hire a car, grab your camera and get exploring. With glaciers, waterfalls, mountains, and vast open land, you will find yourself experimenting with a range of photography styles. One big goal on many a photographer’s to do list is to capture the northern lights on camera – where better to do this than Iceland! 

Rome, Italy 

The eternal city is a favourite photography destination and has been for decades. Whether photography is a new hobby, or you are an experienced shutterbug, Rome is packed full of historical architecture and fascinating street scenes to shoot. Rome is one of those destinations you could visit again and again and still discover cool new places each time you visit. For some quieter times of the year, why not plan your trip in the winter months. This way fewer tourists will be making a feature in your shots. 

Santorini, Greece 

An island located in the South Aegean Sea, this is a dream destination for many couples, as one of the most romantic holiday locations in the world. With the stunning white and blue buildings and perfect lighting reflecting from the crystal-clear waters, the island is ideal for travel photographers. Great for sunset shots, crowds will often gather in their hundreds to capture a glimpse of the orangey hues of the sun and sky as it sets below the horizon – the ultimate photo op to add to your portfolio! 

Lake Bled, Slovenia 

Lake Bled is a great travel destination to visit at anytime of the year and will look beautiful irrespective of the season. Here you could explore with reflections and angles. As well as delving into abstract photography by utilising the fairy-tale like scenery Lake Bled has to offer. 

Marrakesh, Morocco 

By visiting Morocco, you could find yourself spending hours exploring the breath-taking architecture of Marrakesh. Playing with angles and various lenses as you find the best way to shoot down the small alleyways and winding streets. Alternatively, you could capture some interesting shots of the souk markets in Medina, wandering slowly as you photograph the hustle and bustle of daily life and the residents of Marrakesh. 

Angkor Wat, Cambodia 

Potentially one of the most famous sunrises in the world, the sunrise over ancient Angkor Wat is another feature on many photography bucket lists. Capture the delight of a new day with an early morning visit to the site of this favourite historical destination. Once you’ve spent the morning exploring the site of Angkor Wat, other places in Cambodia are just as photogenic. Staying in the city of Siem Reap will provide a whole host of photo ops. You could even take part in one of the many photography tours!