6 Great Reasons for Photographing New Destinations or Locations

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  • Do your research. To photograph a new destination you need to google the place you’re visiting. Even better, visit photography sharing sites like 500px and Flickr to look at the best photos from the place you intend to visit.
  • Add you own unique spin. You may choose to use the same angle you’ve seen from other photographers, but if you can find your own unique style of photography it will stand out more.
  • Make sure it’s big! Detail photos won’t cut it, you need a wide-angle lens that captures the whole scene. This often means accessing a high vantage point to capture a big photo.

6 Great Reasons for Photographing New Destinations or Locations

I went to Dubai to photograph a new destination. There are plenty of hero photos to be found in this new mega city.

#4 – Escape the comfort blanket

Going somewhere new means you won’t have a nice comfortable fall-back photo to take, the one you know how to frame. This will force you to think about what you want to portray with your image, and in turn, it will help you grow as a photographer.

If you’re going from a busy city to the great outdoors or vice versa, then you will need to train your eye for that new environment to get the most out of it. Perhaps you don’t do street photography, but the night market is so vibrant you need to document it.

6 Great Reasons for Photographing New Destinations or Locations

This photo was taken on my first trip to India. India is certainly a country that doesn’t allow you to keep a comfort blanket!

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