Best Places in the World to Take a Photograph – Part 1

Photography is all around us, the combination of camera phones and social media platforms has seen to this. The novice photographer can in some respects take images that come close to that of the professionals. One thing that is essential is being in the right place at the right time. Think about location, location, location and you won’t go too far wrong in picking up some great snaps. If you are looking for something a little different from the Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower or The Sydney Opera House then this blog is for you. We will take a closer look at some of the very best places around the world to take photographs.

Chugach State Park

Just outside of Anchorage, the Chugach State Park is one of the most photogenic venues on the globe. At Chugach you can expect to see lakes nestling inside of mountains. Migrating birds and swans fill marshland like no other place. Visitors can also get some direct views of Anchorage after they hike up the Glen. During the months of July and August you can also witness spawning Salmon, plus Beluga whales if you are really lucky. Must get images include:

  • Sunsets images featuring swans at Potter Marsh
  • Surfers riding the bore tide
  • Mirror lakes amid the mountainous terrain
  • Beluga whales in season at Turnagain

Sapa

Visitors to Vietnam will nearly always head for Hanoi; however, take a trip a little further North West to Sapa for some real photographic delights. The remote mountain area provides a backdrop of some of the most stunning views, unique photography and little viewed village life is guaranteed. The Hong Sien Long range is found at Sapa and boasts being the highest mountain range in Vietnam. Valleys and their peaks create some extraordinary breathtaking scenery. Must get images include:

  • Colorful hand produced local goods on sale
  • Panoramic views from mountains
  • Rivers splitting lush green valley areas
  • Portraits of traditionally clad villagers

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Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Instead of heading for Mount Everest, why not take a look at the Annapurna Circuit Trekking in Nepal. You will certainly want to enlist the services of a guide if you are taking any of the steeper trails, such as the trek along the Mustang Canyon or the Hendrik Trek. A visit will allow you to take stunning photographs of farm labourers at high-level altitudes. You will see these local workers plying their trade without the use of machinery, taking you back to a bygone age. Hikes are a little more arduous than others in this region, but the photo opportunities that they provide make it essential viewing. Must get images include:

  • Drifting clouds rising majestically towards mountains capped in snow
  • Manual farm workers on plateau areas
  • Sandstone and shale arrangements along the mountain trails

We hope that you have liked the first part of this blog. Stay tuned for some more stunning venues in part two.