As a family of wanderlusters, it is important for us to document our adventures; both in words with the blog, and in the accompanying photographs.
When you capture an amazing picture, it is something special to always remind you of your adventures.
If you are a keen photographer, there are opportunities for these types of photos everywhere! Just be careful not to get yourself into any danger while snapping, since medical treatment abroad can cost thousands of dollars.
Here are four of the most amazing places you need to go, whether you are a budding photographer just starting out, or a pro with heavy-duty equipment.
1. The Sahara Desert
There’s a reason this is the setting for so many amazing films — the landscape has to be seen to be believed. Head to Marrakech to take snaps of the snake charmers, before going deep into the dunes to capture camels, Tuareg tea ceremonies and some of the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets you will ever see.
All with the stunning backdrop of the sand dunes.
For somewhere full of colour and life, you can’t get much better than India. An incredibly diverse area full of different religions and traditions, India is a treat for all the senses, especially sight!
Try and get into the wild to see rare animals, such as Bengal tigers, in real life, and time your trip with the Holi Festival for a literal explosion of colour and happiness!
Check out the Taj Mahal at sunrise and a temple at sunset for stunning views that will create magical photographs.
3. Lalibela, Ethiopia
One of the best things about this part of central Ethiopia is that it is so unspoilt by tourists.
The small town is found a two-day drive from the Addis Ababa (or an hour flight if you want the direct route!) and boasts 13 incredible churches that have been chiselled out of the rock. These churches are still working, and so you might spot white-robe clad monks wandering through the stone corridors between each of them.
This is a beautiful place to take photographs, both of the unique churches but also the scenery from the mountains.
4. New York
If you are looking to take pictures of interesting and eclectic people (with their permission, of course!), New York City is the place to be. One of the most photographed places in the world, it’s easy to see why; with the iconic yellow cabs, ever-bright lights of Times Square, enormous skyscrapers and quirky hidden street art, there is something to be captured around every corner.
The challenge with somewhere as regularly photographed as NYC is finding the angles or hidden gems others miss and creating a different shot for all the others. Luckily, you’ll never be short of things to do — even if you’re short on time.
5. Porto, Portugal
Porto is a photographer's paradise. You can choose to walk down along the famous Luis i Bridge to get the views of Porto itself and of course of the Duoro River and snap some of those pics, like the one above.
Alternatively, you can explore the Waterfront at Bairro da Ribeira, check out the iconing blue tiles at the Capela Das Almas and the Igreja do Carmo. And if you want more, you can also stroll alone many amazing city streets for amazing architecture and colors.
Tip: The best way to check out this city is by Porto Taxi, which you can book online here.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your camera (and plenty of memory cards) and get snapping! Whether you keep them for your own private collection, share them with friends or get them blown up onto enormous canvases to show off in your home, there is something amazing about taking a really great photo.
Over to You:
- Where do you think are the best places in the world for photography? Let us know in the comments.