Interest in travel photography has exploded over the last decade, mostly thanks to the developments in digital photography. If you’re a keen photographer you’ll know that there are few things more satisfying than capturing a really good photo. Great composition, beautiful light and of course a gorgeous setting all help to create the perfect shot. We asked the experts at the boutique photographic art gallery Tint Art which travel destinations they think provide picture perfect results almost very time you click the shutter….
Scotland – best for unspoilt landscapes
First on my list would be the Highlands of Scotland. For those who still haven’t braved the chill north wind and headed up to this part of the United Kingdom, you’ll be amazed by the wild unspoilt landscape you will find there. Deserted beaches, dramatic hills, clear lochs, secluded villages and some of the best light you’ll find in the world, Scotland is an absolute must for all keen landscape photographers.
USA – best for road trip photography
Ranging from grassy prairies to rocky canyons and mega cities to deserts, the USA has some of the most varied landscapes of any country on earth. What’s more, the countryside is scattered with great photo opportunities that are straight out of a Hollywood film, making a road trip across the states a great way to get your creative juices flowing.
Canada – best for nature
With mile upon mile of unspoilt forests and plains inhabited by all sorts of flora and fauna, Canada is a nature photographers dream. For some of the most beautiful spots you’re ever likely to see, head to the area around Vancouver, although wherever you visit in this vast country will have a lot to offer your lens.
India – best for people
If it’s people you’re after, there are few better destinations than India. Vibrant festivals, friendly kids, great landscapes and beautiful clothing combine to make a cacophony of colour and energy that will be a real joy to capture.
South Africa – best for varied landscapes
For those who like to photograph a mix of subjects, South Africa’s varied landscape, magnificent wildlife and bustling cities are ideal and are guaranteed to keep your camera clicking for the duration of your trip.
The Lake District – best for green landscapes
If you don’t have time to visit the vast expanse of Canada, the Lake District offers some great scenery a bit closer to home. The rolling green hills, lakes and villages of the region are incredibly photogenic, especially in the early morning mist or as the sun sets at the end of the day.
The Galapagos – best for wildlife
With their volcanic landscapes, unique inhabitants and remote location, the Galapagos Islands are perfect for those looking for something a little bit different. Make sure to bring a long lens as the many bird species, tortoises and seals that call the islands home won’t stay still for long.
Australia – best for unique desert shots
If you come from the UK or another part of the northern hemisphere, arriving in the barren red landscape of Australia could well feel like landing on Mars. There are some great shots to be had in this unique destination, and whether you’re photographing the local culture, the animal life or the plant life you’ll have plenty to keep you busy.
Croatia – best for architecture
Appearing like a cross between Italy, Greece and Turkey, Croatia is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. Though the landscape is spectacular, it’s the cities of Split and Dubrovnik as well as the many villages and towns scattered along its coast that deserve special attention, and any fans of architecture will be astounded by what they see.
Italy – best for traditional scenery
With a history stretching back millennia, Italy is the ideal destination for fans of architectural and historical photography. The alleyways, churches, museums and sculptures that dot the landscape make perfect subjects, plus you can always revive yourself with some delicious local food in between shoots.
Written by Tom Reynolds from Tint Art, art and photography specialists who promote individual artists and photographers work to an international audience.