Where’s your favorite destination for travel photography?

I think it’s safe to say that we all travel for different reasons. Is your reason photography? If so, you might like the conversation going on over at Travellerspoint.

Someone recently posted a question there that asked about the best place for taking photos. I think we could come up with as many answers as there are places in the world. But it’s interesting to read the responses.

Some people pointed to specific countries (Morocco, Haiti, Myanmar, Iceland, Scotland). Others pointed to specific attributes of a place (landscape, vibrant colors, architecture, people who are open to being photographed). Still others pointed to a photographer’s abilities (your point of view, how you relate to the people you photograph).

What about you? Do you have a favorite place to take photographs?

Posted by | Comments (9)  | August 26, 2009
Category: General

9 Responses to “Where’s your favorite destination for travel photography?”

  1. Renato Says:

    Hard to say my favorite, I have taken many (and mostly awful) pictures in many countries but (by far) I know the easiest one to have good shots: Namibia. Getting nice pictures around Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast, Etosha or Damaraland was an easy task compared to many European cities.

  2. Dave Says:

    Great question. I was overwhelmed with photo opportunities walking through Kathmandu (not Thamel…but the older district) and Old Islamic Cairo. The feeling that life and commerce hasn’t changed for hundreds, if not thousands, of years gives the photographer in me an excited feeling.

  3. The Backpack Foodie Says:

    Photography and travel are a state of mind… I used to think I had to go to locations that are ‘foreign’ to me to take great shots, because in those places I’d pay attention to every detail as everything was new.

    But I’ve been back home for 2 years, and in this time I’ve made an effort to keep a ‘fresh’ look on things… I’m quite happy with the results. Now I’m hooked on rediscovering the things in my own home country by applying a traveler’s eye.

  4. Nichi Francispragasam Says:

    In no particular order:
    New Zealand

  5. Lindsey Says:

    “Travel is a matter of perspective, not location.” ~Thoreau
    Favorite place to take pictures, any where I happen to be with my camera! Course good light helps tons too!

  6. Jessica le Grange Says:

    Cape Town is my favorite place to be, therefore favorite place to take photos.

  7. Nanette Bly Says:

    Those are some extraordinary photos, wish mine were that high-quality!