World’s Best Places to Travel for Photography
1- Havana, Cuba
Best for: Culture
Cuba is a photographers dream when it comes to capturing culture and daily life. Old American cars, hand rolled cigars and dilapidated buildings are all iconic images of the island, with its people making up its fascinating culture.
Tip: Cubans are usually friendly and approachable when being photographed but it’s best to ask their permission first.
Best for: Wildlife
In what feels like another world, vast miles of snow and ice stretch for as long as your lens can see. You will be rewarded with hundreds of penguins, seals and wandering albatross to capture.
Tip: Visit the continent during November-February. Temperatures reach 27 degrees and the sun shines 24 hours a day.
3- The Serengeti, Tanzania
Best for: Wildlife
The Serengeti not only holds the opportunity for stunning landscape photography, but you will also be surrounded by some of the world’s most amazing wildlife.
Tip: Be careful not to ruin this incredible eco system in the interest of a shot.
4- Venice, Italy
Best for: Architecture
Graceful, beautiful and romantic, this island city is a photographer’s paradise, with thousands of details for you to spend hours capturing.
Tip: Venice is one of the most visited cities in the world, which can make it hard to photograph. Travel in spring or autumn when the city isn’t as busy.
5- Machu Picchu, Peru
Best for: Landscape
You’ll have to do a bit of climbing to make it to this majestic city. The mysterious ruins lie 7,000 feet above sea level, wrapped by the Andean Mountain Range.
Tip: Machu Picchu will be occupied with visitors and tour groups all year round. You may have to do a bit of waiting until the waves pass.
6- Tromsø, Norway
Best for: Natural phenomena
Aurora Borealis, or The Northern Lights are one of the world’s most naturally photogenic phenomena.
Tip: The vibrant, colour shifting lights are best captured on a cloudless evening, in a location free from light pollution.
7- Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Best for: Landscape & Wildlife
Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest Island, known for its low population density and abundance of wildlife. This free spirited island boasts unique wildlife, stunning beaches, coves and lighthouses.
Tip: Must get shots include Fairy Penguins and the naturally sculpted boulders ‘Remarkable Rocks’
Best for: Landscapes
This small, friendly country in SE Asia is filled with fantastic photographic opportunities. Jungle ruins, white and gold sandy beaches, and religious temples all make Cambodia a breath-taking place to photograph.
Tip: Discretion should be used when photographing all Cambodian people, especially monks, members of the police and army.
9- Easter Island
Best for: Ancient culture
Easter Island is one of the world’s most isolated, uninhabited islands. The island is famous for photographers due to its mysterious Moai stone statues. Let your imagination reel capturing the ancient ceremonial sites, rock carvings, volcanoes and caves.
Tip: Travel to Easter Island during the Rapa Nui Festival and for incredible traditions and competitions between the locals.
10- Stonehenge, UK
Best for: Ancient structure
The famous stone structure is one of the most famous sites to photograph in the world. The prehistoric monument dates back to anywhere from 3000-2000BC and still confounds historians as to how it got there.
Tip: Stonehenge is often busy with tourists so stay as long as you possibly can to get an uninterrupted shot.