Top 10 Great Destinations for Amateur Photographers

March 31, 2017

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Your skills in capturing images will not be upgraded unless you consider versatility. If you keep on concentrating on shooting pictures at the same kind of place, you may no longer be challenged. You will not be able to go beyond what you can already do. Do you ever wonder why photographers travel the world? It is because the earth has tons to offer if you want to improve your photography skills.

Many amateurs do not get to learn the value of color balance, lenses, and speed unless they encounter a different object or scene to take a picture of. Relatively, if you want your photos to tell stories, you cannot settle for the standard configuration alone. Moreover, if you can captivate your audience’s attention, you should give them a sense of diversity.

To help you begin your journey in professional photography, here are destinations that matches your amateur skills well.

Beautiful shot of the Colosseum at night
Photo by David Iliff

Rome, Italy. Italy is known for being rich in history, feudal families, liberal groups, and warfare. This implies that you can capture tons of stories just by visiting the country. Rome is not only home to fascinating churches or ruins, you will get more than a cultural heritage in the city. You will never fall short of sport to take images of in the city.

According to professional photographers, you can spend long years in the place, but still find yourself incomplete with shots given its pack of fascinating sceneries.

White Sands, New Mexico. If you are from the United States, this is the place to be if you are not available for an out-of-the-country tour. This may be cliché for some, but it has always been considerable to take a shot of the desert glow. The best time to capture the area is when the sun sets and a full moon rises.

Ladakh, India. Many photographers have visited this area due to its incredible barren moonscape. According to accounts, this region located in a north-western part of Indian is more than 10,000 feet from the ground surface. You will not only enjoy taking shots of this scenery but anticipate spotting an endangered snow leopard.

The Zanskar River is used to transport anything between villages of the area. It must be noted that from October to May, the roads are all closed.

Dubai skyline.
Photo by Nepenthes

Dubai. Amateurs often think of historical cities or towns to capture when practicing their skills when they can do the same with urbanized countries. Dubai is known for its significant development, and taking shots of its buildings will already do you great. You can consider taking a shot of its growing city to its vast deserts. Capturing the city from your office or hotel can already do the trick.

Santorini, Greece. You will find this place in South Aegean Sea. Many consider the spot as one of the most romantic locations in the world. Most tourists wait for the light spectacle to dip below the horizon of the sea as the sun sets. No matter how basic it may sound, artists worldwide have always dreamt of capturing the magical place. Seeing the place for yourself will be a fulfilling experience.

Patagonia, Chile-Argentina. The area is composed of most of the southern parts of Chile and Argentina. You can also call it as the American wild west of South America. Deserts, mountains, grasslands, snow-capped peaks, and buttes are all found in the place. Take note that the location is even more scenic given its fjords, penguins, and other notable wildlife animals.

Tekapo, New Zealand. The travel community has flocked thist country since the Lord of the Rings movie came into existence. Although the country is small by size, there are too many places to take advantage of to practice your photography skills. Lake Tekapo is one proof as it allows you to gaze at the stars and capture the mesmerizing Milky Way.

Haleakala National Park, Hawaii. Overnight stays in the area are allowed given you have obtained a permit for camping. The best image you can capture in this area is the astral scene. You will get a clear shot of its seas and skies for the place has almost zero light pollution.

Angkor Wat and Budhist Monks
Photo by Sam Garza

Angkor Wat, Cambodia. You can begin taking pictures of Siem Reap and Angkor Temple Complex and fulfill your delight. To make your experience even more ideal, you should wait for spots of sunrise to fade away. From this point on, you will witness various colors lingering at the top of temple spires, which are only perfect for a shot.

The Kimberly, Australia. This place gives you an opportunity to witness an untouched landscape. Take time to capture vast marine parks, ancient mountains, and bizarre nature only this site can offer.

Improving your photography skills can be done without having to confine yourself in a studio. Pair your training with an exploration of the world, which is the best subject of photography.

References:

http://www.popphoto.com/how-to/2014/06/50-best-places-world-to-photograph#page-10

https://frayedpassport.com/getting-the-shot-tips-from-an-amateur-travel-photographer/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/petertaylor/2017/01/22/the-worlds-best-destinations-for-travel-photography-in-2017/#48b66422a930

Main Featured Image: Tso Moriri Lake, Korzok, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India Photo by Prabhu B