I’ve admitted before that I’m guilty of choosing places to visit based on Instagrammability, and I know I’m not the only one! Photos are an amazing way to capture memories and look back on times you’ve had, as well as sharing your experiences with others. Here are four of the best trips to take if getting some amazing shots is your jam.
Think about all the likes pictures of your cat gets on Instagram. Now imagine if that cat was a lion – photography gold. A safari is full of amazing photo opportunities, from the animals and the plains to the stunning beaches nearby.
If you really want to up your photography game, you can choose a safari where the focus is on animal photography, so your guide is a photography expert as well as knowing about the animals. This will really test your skills, and not only will you come away with amazing memories and incredible photos, but a whole lot of knowledge, too.
The Northern Lights
The Aurora Borealis are one of the most amazing natural phenomena in the world, and to be able to capture it on a camera is peak photography skills. There are several places that you can catch this interstellar light show, including Alaska, Norway, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Sweden, and Finland, so you can choose your destination based on the time of year and what else there is to see in the area.
Again, photographing the Northern Lights is certainly not easy and it will take some skills with getting your aperture and shutter speed just right. However, when you do, you’ll end up with an incredible photo that should be given pride of place in your house.
A road trip
A road trip is the perfect photography adventure, because you can cover so much ground and see so many different things on the way. You could do an American road trip where you stop off at different National Parks and places of interest (the world’s biggest thermometer in Death Valley for a start).
A European road trip is also a great option because there are so many places to take pictures. Make sure you get the big tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower, as well as searching around for quirky little spots that will make nice backgrounds.
As cool as beach shots can be, there’s something magical about a snowy scene! You could get wrapped up warm with a bobble hat and a Christmas card village lit up behind you, or with a hot chocolate in a little cabin.
There are plenty of places that will be snowy at different times of the year, and if you’re a skiing fan you could get in some time on the slopes, too. Otherwise, exploring Christmas markets in December (with a glass of mulled wine) is a great option too for those of us who are less coordinated.
So charge up your camera and get your filters ready. These are just four ideas for trips to take to get the best photographs, but the world is your oyster, just waiting to be captured.
Where is the best place you’ve ever been for photos? Let me know in the comments!