How to find top photography spots
It happens to all to want to go to some nice place to photograph, to have it in front of our eyes and to take all the beauty of a place that, until that moment, we have only seen in web pictures or in a few postcards. In photography, a landscape, a particular view, a position can radically change the final result of a photo, and this also affects much of the final result. When I traveling into a place to photograph the scene, I want to be sure that the angle from which I’m taking it, is one of the best if not the best possible, weather and light conditions on the course…
Then I decided to create a little guide to share with you what are my main activities and ways to achieve my top photography spots:
Whatch internet images
It’s the first things you do, probably before your trip. It is probably the fastest way to know your goal if supported by a tour scoured to understand what are the main spots of our location.
Look at the postcards
First, basic … at least I need inspiration, then do a tour the night before in the gift shops and look at the postcards of the place. In these pictures you can find beautiful images of the place where you are, photographed in the best locations. Usually I take inspiration from here and start to think about where the photographer could find as he took that picture.
Speak with local people
If you find nice and avaiable people, sometimes this solution may be the best of all, in the course of my travels I have found many useful tips on the best places to admire a beautiful sunset, a panoramic view with the advice that only a local can know.
Ok I know the spot. But how reach it?
Sometimes it can be easy sometimes more complex depending on where you are in the cities, often best views are given by the city itself and other times to get a good view you need to look a bit ‘more, we see how to extricate inside of a labyrinth of possible scenarios.
– Take on the rooftop bar / restaurant
Specially in the perched villages as this is the best solution, the restaurant with the beautiful view also gives a fantastic terrace where you can have all the best pictures of the place without people or TV antennas in front of your goal. I move often into these places to see if they make me take pictures from their terrace, sometimes I sit down for a glass of wine, with minimal expense you will take a great loot.
– Take an excursion / tour
This is a not cheap solution but that saves you a lot of hassle. It’s important to check the validity of the tour you are doing but if the route is good you can easily admire a sunset, somewhere particular with no worry, leading you with a van in the best spots possible to photograph it.
– Rent a car / motorcycle / scooter
If the selected site is located outside of residential areas it can sometimes be almost essential travel there by car. Imagine a place of unspoilt nature at sunset coincides with the dark and often even in areas not well served by public transport, although this is a solution that does not particularly like (I like to turn on with local transports) but sometimes can be important to see with all calm all the beauties of the place and look for the best spot.
– Try to get there before
In any case, stay always in place before, can sometimes be useless at times it may be necessary to understand where position yourself, adjust the camera, take your time, do things slowly. Photographing is sometimes like to fish you have to wait for the right time and if it goes well and if you have time also to go back the next day.
Be prepared also to some climbing out of the program, I started as a simple photographer now I become little hiker. ; D