Top Photography Spots in Brecon Beacons National Park

In my opinion, the Brecon Beacons is the most underrated national park in Britain. It’s easy to find yourself up on a peak with a vast mountainscape at your feet. Or to wander up a lonely path and meet no one but a sheep. I say easy, because the mountains are very accessible.

Top Photography Spots in Brecon Beacons National Park

Not only are these some of the top reasons to photograph this unique area of southern Wales, but it also means that with a bit of exploration, you can find a completely unique point of view and create something nobody else has.

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Big Sur Coastal Drive – Photo Location Guide

The Big Sur Coastal Drive in California is one of the most spectacular drive in the whole world. While I am pretty sure there are many amazing places around the globe where you can enjoy stunning seascapes on long stretches of highway, what truly sets the Big Sur Coastal Drive apart is its length. Stretching over 200 kilometers, it definitely requires some planning for a successful photography trip.

After driving along Big Sur for the first time, I realized that I missed half of the key locations on my trip. It took me half a dozen more visits to become familiar with the area so that I could decide my favorite spots for myself.

To help with your visit to Big Sur or to even inspire you to take the most unforgettable drive of your life, I have listed a few key locations to visit. The rest is up to you as you discover your favorite spots along the Big Sur Coastal Drive.​

Big Sur Costal Drive – Photo Location Guide

Japan – “A Visual Feast”

Places to visit and photograph in Japan

Places to see and photograph in Japan

How many times have you heard the saying “A land of contrasts?” Japan is one of those truly diverse photographic locations. Japan offers everything, for every photographer. Street photography, food, architecture, and landscape. Along with amazing Autumn (Fall for our American cousins), Spring and Winter seasons, you can guarantee to be satisfied photographically.

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Big Sur California – Places to See and Photograph

Big Sur California as the ultimate coastal drive in the world

The Big Sur Coastal Drive in California is the most spectacular drive in the whole world. While I am pretty sure there are many amazing places around the globe where you can enjoy stunning seascapes on long stretches of highway, what truly sets the Big Sur Coastal Drive apart is its length. Stretching over 200 kilometers, it definitely requires some planning for a successful photography trip.

Big Sur California - Coastal Drive

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The Grand Manan Island (New Brunswick) – the Lost World No More

I started regularly traveling to Atlantic Canada and Grand Manan Island about 10 years ago as a result of my growing interest in the world of photography. Looking back, I now see the direct relationship between my journey in photography and its driving force in my interest of the region.

Grand Manan Island - New Brunswick

This is when I discovered the fascinating Bay of Fundy, which is 200 kilometers long and 50 kilometers wide and is situated between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

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Photographing the National Mall in Washington, DC After Dusk

Photographing the National Mall in Washington, DC After Dusk

The National Mall in Washington, DC is home to many museums, a few iconic monuments, some gardens, and the U.S. Capitol Building. There is a lot to photograph here, but it’s best to be prepared. Although the major points of interest look close together on a map, the National Mall is almost 2 miles wide. It’s helpful to know the layout ahead of your trip to avoid a lot of unnecessary walking and a lot of wasted time. Also, as you can imagine, there can be a lot of security and there are some photography restrictions that you’ll want to be aware of (we’ll get to those later).

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What to Shoot in Newfoundland if You Have Plenty of Time

Newfoundland is big. “The Rock” is two Nova Scotias. It’s one and a half New Brunswicks. It’s one and a third Vancouver Islands. It’s bigger than Virginia, Tennessee…you get the idea. If you plan to visit but have only a week, you’ll have to choose your locations very carefully.

When my wife and I toured the island in the summer of 2015, we stayed for three weeks, driving 4,000 kilometers to stay in eight destinations, and we wanted to stay longer. There is a lot to see, and it’s all breathtaking.

Here, in the order we visited, and edited for brevity, are the sights of Newfoundland.

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Playing in the Sand at Antelope Canyons (Arizona)

Playing in the sand at Antelope Canyons (Arizona)

I am excited to be contributing to Viktor’s Blog.  It is especially fun to see that we just completed a mirror image of his trip to the Southwestern US.  We started in Las Vegas and circled to the East versus Viktor’s circle to the West.  The south leg of our loop took us to the Antelope Canyons in Northern Arizona.

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Best Hong Kong Photography Spots

I have never been to Hong Kong but it has always fascinated me as a potential photography destination. It is definitely on my photography “To Do” list. To better prepare for my first photography trip to Hong Kong, I asked Kevin Choi, a talented and young photographer from Hong Kong, to share his favorite Hong Kong photography spots throughout the city.

Take it away, Kevin.

Best Hong Kong Photography Spots

Introduction to Hong Kong Photography Spots 

Hong Kong is famous for its vibrant business culture but, it’s also a great place for photography. In fact, while the cityscape is truly stunning, Hong Kong also offers a variety of awesome landscapes just waiting to be captured.

There are many spots throughout the bustling city that allow you to easily capture stunning images. However, many of them are seasonal locations. Being a native, I can’t wait to share with you my eight favorite photography locations throughout the city as well as the best time to capture truly remarkable photos.

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Photo Location Guide: Horseshoe Bend (Arizona)

Horseshoe Bend is one of those must-see locations that eluded me for a couple of years.

A few years ago while driving from the Grand Canyon, I was only 30km from the Bend when I faced a road closure caused by a landslide. I was forced to take a detour, which meant there was no chance of making it to Horseshoe Bend before sunset.

Last year, I had better luck and finally made it to the Bend but it was raining and dark. I had to wait for half an hour before the rain stopped and, even then, the weather was still less than favorable. I only managed to take a couple of decent shots.

This year, I finally stayed in Page, Arizona for a few days and had plenty of time to visit Horseshoe Bend on multiple occasions.

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