Best Places in the World to Take a Photograph – Part 2

Welcome to the second installment in our feature of locations to some of the best photographs in the world. Readers of our first blog would have seen that we avoided some of the more traditional well-known areas. Instead focusing upon alternative locations, including the Chugach State Park, Annapurna Circuit Trekking and Sapa. We continue on with our second and final part, uncovering more photographic gems.


When travelling to Italy you might want to consider a visit to Umbria in favor of Tuscany. The smaller towns don’t have anywhere near the same level of tourists visiting, which can make for more photo opportunities. Umbria is just one of those locations that one can almost lose themselves in, whiling away the hours along it’s cobbled streets. Visitors to Umbria will almost certainly want to witness medieval architecture at towns such as Orvieto or Spello. Must get images:

  • Close up architectural structures
  • Fortress hill towns
  • Vineyards sporting blooming poppies

If you want to find out more about some of the must visit places in Umbria then take a look at the Umbrian Travel Guide website.


Dubai is a natural attraction for visitors to the UAE; however, you would be well placed to consider an alternative visit to Sharjah. Sharjah is the 3rd largest of the Emirates and is considerably more conservative and deemed to be much more traditional than many of the others. The keen photographer will be able to capture stills that simply are not available in Dubai. The heritage era is well documented as offering some of the most stunning pictorial opportunities. Be sure to allocate additional time to visit and photograph what is easily some of the most unique architecture in this region. Must get images:

  • The Dibba area fishing markets
  • Dibba Al-Hisn Fort
  • Rifaisa Dam

Swiss Wine Country

Lovers of Bordeaux, France would be well placed to take an alternative visit to the Swiss Wine Country as it offers even better image opportunities. Hilly slopes combined with vineyard landscapes provide stunning backdrops for some creative photographs. On top of this the Lavaux region was appointed as a Unesco World Heritage location in 2007. One of the key benefits to photographing in Switzerland is that you have the ability to capture not only Swiss culture, but that of Germany and France at the same time. Must get images:

  • Views offered over Lake Geneva to the Swiss Alps
  • The Montreux Waterfront
  • Chateau de Chillon

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka offers a superb alternative to that of Southern India. A combination of modern architecture and some treasures from ancient times are available for those who go in search in Sri Lanka. Coastal fishing villages and Buddhist temples can be captured within minutes of each other. Furthermore, the locals always provide hospitality beyond others, giving further photographic opportunities. Must get images:

  • Local cuisine and market wares
  • Fishing villages and the locals
  • Buddhist temples

We hope that you have enjoyed both parts of this blog post. Feel free to let us know your favorite spot for taking stunning images.