As a photographer and photography enthusiast, I really love Instagram and what it has become. There’s been some really cool trends in the photography industry such as drone photography and high quality mobile photography. There’s so many accounts to follow and pictures to see.
With all its drudgery, the world is still a beautiful place. To add to this fact, there are specific places in this earth that are always picture perfect. If one is a travel photographer, or just a tourist looking to have great photos of the earth, there are some breathtaking places one should consider visiting.
This place takes an easy first choice. People do not call it a land of fire and ice for nothing. It has a breathtaking landscape and an amazing night and even daytime sky. Of what use are tales to friends and family about the magnificent colors or the Aurora if you do not have a nice photograph to prove it? The beautiful grass and ice covering the landscape is unparalleled. This is a place that does not need photo filters or editors. It is a natural beauty. The rivers, the lakes, the ice, the land will act as a natural photo filter
This takes a close second. Honestly, it is hard deciding which is better between these two. Santorini Island, in Greece is a great choice for many world travel photographers. It has beautiful buildings, and great man-made features. The artistic buildings are breathtaking and the beaches are classy.
Although Santorini is mostly a man-made beauty, Meteora is a natural beauty. It has large beautiful rocks covered in green moss and surrounded by cloud. One should not miss this.
The country has an amazing culture preserved through their structures. They are worth a visit. Its warm tropical climate will instantly welcome ay visitor. The water bodies, huge rocks and beach areas surrounding it are also a sight to behold.
China has a breathtaking natural landscape. With beautiful mountains and rivers, this is a destination to visit for great and memorable photos. Places like Zhangye Danxia Landform in Gansu have beautiful natural colors. The Himalayas are another place, with the highest peak in China and Nepal.
The Li River is indescribably picture perfect, with a misty appearance, making it exotic. Tianzi Mountains, have an almost similar feel to Meteora in Greece, but it definitely has its own unique aspect.
The Hitachi seaside park in japan is another picture perfect site. With lush colorful grass, a beautiful sky that matches the grass, one will not be disappointed if they visit this beautiful place.
The bamboo forest in japan is a pretty popular place for travel photographer. If you are one and have never been here, take time to visit it.
6. The USA
The list will be incomplete if the monument valley had not been mentioned. Another great photographers dream in the USA is the Yosemite Valley. There are definitely other great places in the United States that take great photos.
Other places where one should consider for travel photography include, but not limited to: Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Petra in Jordan, and the Machu Picchu in Peru. These places have incredible natural features that will make breath taking photos. Portugal’s Algarve cave is a sight to behold while the icy area in Pamukkale, Turkey should be in the travel list. The African wild and Vietnam’s Hang Son Doong should complete this list because the world, no matter where one is, is wholesomely beautiful and always ready for a good photo.
A Little History
Over the past decade we have seen some major changes and developments within the “camera” culture surrounding photography. It used to be that to be a true photographer you needed to spend thousands of dollars on top of the line technology in order to produce even somewhat acceptable images. Oh how far we have come.
Where it All Began
With the introduction of truly viable (speaking of their price points) digital cameras we witnessed a major change in the world of photography. All of the sudden a personal camera that was capable of taking decent pictures was available at a price that everyone could afford. On top of that you didn’t even have to waist money on developing the film anymore, if the picture did not turn out you could simply delete it. While it is all well and good to review the future of “camera” culture, the question is now “what does the future hold?”
What the Future Holds
The answer to that question is apparent everywhere. We already live in a world dominated by selfie sticks and wide angle digital cameras (capable of taking fantastic quality shots) on our phones. This has led to the trend of documenting absolutely every aspect of our life. If you take a look at any social media site, you will undoubtedly be overwhelmed with images of people doing everyday things that until recently never justified a picture being taken. So is this good or bad?
Whether good or bad this is the culture that we now live in, everyone is taking pictures, and they are taking pictures of everything. It only goes further from here, we can expect to see a lot more of our families and friend’s everyday life (but it will be in HD). Not only that but everyone feels as though they are a photographer these days. With editing software built into all of our smart phones we can all take a picture that is otherwise lackluster, and make it stand apart.
On another point, it is worth talking about that the sheer number of pictures that flood social media these days. We are all coming into contact with some utterly breathtaking photography almost daily. It used to be that if you wanted to see “good” photography you had to go to a gallery and look at the work of a professional. These days with lenses the size of a Skittle that are capable of taking images in stunning HD, everyone with a smart phone is capable of capturing the beautiful aspects of the world around them. This has undoubtedly broadened our horizons, we are all seeing new and interesting things cast in stunning HD every day.
To finish up you may still be wondering what the future holds? The simple answer is that no one knows for sure. Some of us may have ideas but the fact is that the sky is the limit. With technology ever evolving it is hard to tell what the next “fad” to hit the photography world is going to be. Undoubtedly though it is going to be exciting to see where it all leads.
That being said, photography has brought our culture together in some ways. We’re more exposed to eachother internationally, we’re able to see what other cultures go through. We’re also able to celebrate certain moments with our friends thanks to photography, such as Kande Photo Booth Events, selfie sticks, instagram, and all the rest. There’s a good and bad to a lot of things, but photography in 2016 has never been better culturally speaking.