Travel photography on your mind? Visit these five places
Whether you are a professional travel photographer, or just want to "decorate" your Instagram account with some awe-inspiring and beautiful clicks, know that you have hit the right track. Travel and photography never go out of fashion. And since, international travel and photography have become way cheaper and convenient today, here are the five best places around the world for the photographer in you.
If surreal pictures are your thing, then carry your gear and take a trip to the Salar de Uyuni in the Andes of southwest Bolivia. It is basically a dried-up desert lake, where a thin layer of water forms up during wet climates. Stretching over 4,000 square miles, the world's largest salt flat will let you take breathtaking wide angle shots, without any distractions.
Capturing the fascinating natural phenomenon called Northern Lights is a dream for many travel photographers, and luckily, the Fairbanks region in Alaska (USA) offers you the exact opportunity. To get the best clicks of the glowing lights, use your camera's Live View setting, set the focus to infinity, and the shutter speed at 15-30 seconds. Schedule your trip between April-August for best results.
Whatever spot you decide to take your pictures from, every click of the Europe's iconic mountains would equal to a masterpiece. Notably, many photographers shoot from the top of the Breithorn mountain for the best views of the Swiss Alps and the nearby French and Italian Alps. Not exaggerating, but the Swiss Alps will offer you some of the best pictures of your life.
The majestic Pyramids of Giza, located in the outskirts of Cairo (Egypt) offers some of the most iconic pictures, across the planet. You will find the three pyramids, including the biggest and oldest one - the Pyramid of Khufu, and a giant Sphinx sculpture, that look amazing in panoramic shots. Since lighting could be extreme there at times, using fast shutters could help.
For photographers who love taking large-scale landscape pictures, Peru's Machu Picchu is the place to be at. The world-famous 15-century landmark offers some stunning views of the Andres, Inca temples and the ruins. Just make sure to bring along your landscape photography lenses, and wait until the sun settles a little lower, to get rid of those harsh shadows in your pictures.