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9 Fascinating Locations to Ignite Your Love for Pictures

Travel and photography are often inextricably linked. Every photography enthusiast knows that photography can make even the mundane amazing. However, you can also find beautiful themes all over the world if you want.

If you are looking to go on a pilgrimage for the love of photography, here are nine fascinating destinations to include on your itinerary.

1. Marrakech, Morocco

There are many beautiful landscapes in Marrakech, Morocco. Some of them are best seen on foot. So bring your hiking sticks if you feel like you are snuffing up the trails.

These hard-to-reach areas are great for capturing amazing travel photos. So it’s definitely worth it. You can also see colorful and grand palaces and mosques outside of these natural places that would be your camera lens darling.

With their vivid colors and excellent structure, every photo enthusiast wants to see these mosques. Some examples would be the Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs.

2. Arashiyama, Japan

Japan always has some fascinating cities that will capture the hearts of many photographers. However, if you want to focus on just one city in the country for your photo pilgrimage, you should go to Arashiyama.

There is a lot to see in Arashiyama on the outskirts of Kyoto.

One of the most popular places would be the many temples all over Arashiyama. An iconic temple would be Tenryuji Temple as it is surrounded by a green bamboo forest on the way to the temple.

Another unique place for photography would be the kimono forest outside Arashiyama station.

3. Vanuatu, South Pacific

There are many beautiful island states in the South Pacific. But Vanuatu is perhaps one of the most underrated yet beautiful islands.

For beach lovers or lovers of the tropical scene, Vanuatu is a must-see when traveling. As a photographer, there are certain places in Vanuatu that may interest you more.

The Blue Lagoon in Vanuatu is like a sapphire gem in the middle of the emerald green landscape. Not only is it great for cooling down, but it’s also perfect for pictures.

If you are looking for exciting and unique subjects in your photos, then you should try taking a volcano tour to Mount Yasur. This regularly active volcano is sure to show you what it means when sparks fly.

4. Otago region, New Zealand

New Zealand is known for its unique and fantastic landscapes, which is why it is mostly the setting for several fantasy films.

The Otago region in New Zealand should show you how diverse and beautiful New Zealand’s landscapes are. Moeraki Boulders Beach in Otago is one of the unique attractions in New Zealand.

The boulders on the beach are round, which makes them stand out. Make sure you go there when the tide is low for a better view of them.

Another attractive sight in the Otago region is the only castle in New Zealand: Larnach Castle and Gardens. The gardens are beautiful to look at and they will surely shine more once your lenses capture them.

5. Ring of Kerry, Ireland

If you long for a road trip while taking exquisite photos, the scenic drive to Ireland’s Ring of Kerry is one of the most popular.

There is history there as well as dramatic views if you are looking for them. You will feel magical taking the time to visit these landscapes.

Some of the iconic and must-see stops on your Ring of Kerry road trip are the Ladies View. The ladies view is a beautiful scene, especially when the weather is clear and you can enjoy all the details.

Other notable locations include Moll’s Gap, the Skellig Islands from afar, the Gap of Dunloe, and many more.

6. London, England

There are many iconic and world-famous places in London, England that you want to capture on your camera your own way.

The London Eye is a popular subject for photographers in London for good reason. Big Ben is also a sight to behold when you are there.

If you want to take a photo of the famous red phone booths, head to the back of Covent Garden and see some of them.

7. Burano, Italy

In Venice, Italy, Burano Island is one of the most unique places in the country precisely because it is so colorful. Every street is noticeable, and there are many angles and styles that you can use to capture the colorful houses on Burano Island.

It’s a sight to behold, and if you capture it in photos, you’ll keep that memory with you.

8. Paris, France

Of course, one of the most photographed places in the world would be a beautiful city called the City of Lights, also known as Paris, France.

The Eiffel Tower is a popular theme. The Arc de Triomphe is another impressive structure that you will want to capture with your camera.

However, just walking the streets will give you enough material without having to go to certain popular places in Paris.

9. Whitsundays, Australia

Whitsundays in Australia has some beautiful beaches that your camera would love to capture. To get the best shots of these beaches, hop on a small plane and take your photos from there.

Some of the places you want to capture are the Heart Reef or the Hardy Reef and Whitehaven Beach.

These nine destinations all have something unique and beautiful about them that inspires you to pick up your camera and take pictures. Indeed, if you want to find beautiful photo subjects, these goals will create a spark in your creative mind. So make sure to check them out soon if you need some inspiration.

Geraldine Mills is an avowed wanderlust from the land Down Under, Australia! She finances her adventures as a branding consultant and travel writer. She loves to share the charm of backpacking and to be one with nature. You can read more of her adventures here

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