We are firm believers anyone can learn how to capture beautiful photos. Our travel photography guides are living proof of this because with no training, we are now self taught professional travel photographers.
In fact, if you haven’t read our story, we are actually scientists by trade. Photography was just a hobby we both fell in love with during our 18 month honeymoon around the world.
But now, we make our living as professional travel writers and photographers who regularly license photos for various media platforms including Gestalten’s Great American Road Trip.
The best advice we can offer when it comes to photography is to be tenacious and patient. Always learn from your mistakes because these errors can lead to the best lessons.
You can shop our favorite travel photos from around the world in our professional photography gallery or read our photography guides below.
Popular Photography Locations
You can be anywhere and take an amazing photo. Photography is about getting creative and making the most of what you have.
But there are a few select locations in the world where that perfect photo is extremely easy to capture.
Let’s start with one of the most iconic locations in the entire world…
New York City
After living in NYC, we created a detailed guide featuring the very best photo spots in one of the world’s most famous cities.
If this is your first time in NYC, we highly recommend walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. This bridge is stunning any time of day, but sunset is when the surrounding city truly comes alive.
Central Park In Winter
Walking through Central Park in the snow has been one of our favorite travel memories to date.
Summit One Vanderbilt
New York City’s newest observation deck, Summit One Vanderbilt is an incredible photography location because light bounces off every surface in the building.
The American Southwest
With bucket list places such as the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Sedona, the US Southwest is an extremely photogenic region. Here are a few of our favorite photography locations on the west coast:
Grand Canyon Viewpoints
There is no shortage of stunning views when you visit Grand Canyon South Rim. The guide features the 20 best viewpoints so you know exactly where to get those perfect photos.
Horseshoe Bend, Arizona
Horseshoe Bend in the Colorado River has been plastered all over social media, but is it better to visit at sunrise or sunset?
Sedona is a photographers dream. This guide is all you need to find the best photography spots for your visit.
We are avid hikers who love to hit the trails at sunrise to capture those perfect moments in the sky. There is nothing like being completely surrounded by nature with a camera in your hand.
Watkins Glen State Park
Another stunning hiking location is the Gorge Trail at Watkins Glen State Park. It’s hard to take a bad photograph in this gorgeous area.
If you are looking for photography inspiration, you have come to the right place. Use our photography guides below to search for what you need.
Inspirational Photography Quotes
Here are the best photography quotes and captions to help inspire your next shoot.
Photography Gift Guide
Our popular photography gift guide features items for both beginners and pros including items we use ourselves (or have on our wishlist).
As full time travel bloggers who always hike, we quickly realized we needed lightweight photography gear. This is where the Peak Design Everyday Backpack comes into play.
As we mentioned earlier, photography was a self taught art. During our 18 month honeymoon around the world, we decided to buy a camera abroad and learned how to use it on the road.
This is a fun guide detailing the steps we took to buying a Sony camera in Tokyo, Japan.
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