Now that the borders are reopening, are you looking to take advantage of it and thinking about your next trip? If you’re anything like us, your biggest struggle at the moment is deciding where to head to first.
For your dreaming pleasure, we have compiled a list of our top three destinations to photograph around the world. And don’t just take our word for it – this list of the best photography spots is brought to you by the photography experts at Ted’s Cameras. It’s a safer bet than throwing a dart at the map.
1. New Zealand: The best destination for landscape lovers
New Zealand is undeniably one of the best destinations for landscape photographers. In the space of one nation, you will find snow-capped mountains, alpine lakes, volcanoes, seaside vineyards and black sand beaches.
To capture the rich colours and broad spectrum of tones these New Zealand landscapes offer, we suggest using a mirrorless or DSLR camera, and if possible, a full-frame model with high resolution. When it comes to lens selection, an all-in-one zoom lens provides you with the freedom of various fields of view to capture different subjects, without you having to carry different lenses.
For landscape photography, it also pays to carry a travel tripod with you. This will teach you to slow down and take better care when composing your images, as well as reduce camera shake. Of course, there are plenty of other great destinations for landscape photography, including Chile, Norway and China.
2. New York City: The best destination for street photography enthusiasts
We could have picked countless cities for street photography lovers, but no city compares to New York City. After all, this is the city that spawned some of the best street photographers of all. If you want to emulate the style of your favourite artists and learn the ropes as you hone your skills, why not try walking in their shoes for a while?
As you pack your bag for the Big Apple, make sure you bring with you the best camera for street photography. To capture your best shots of the city, you’ll want a camera that is discrete, portable, lightweight, but powerful, meaning; a mirrorless camera. Pair it with a prime lens, the best type of camera lens for street photography. They are more portable than zoom lenses, offer superior sharpness for their budget, and their faster maximum apertures are great for capturing bokeh and keeping shots free from blur in low-light conditions.
If you’ve already explored New York City and got your dream shots, then you can add London, Paris, and Havana to your travel list instead.
3. Rome: The best destination for history buffs
The romantic city of Rome overflows with historical artefacts that are still in remarkable condition. The best spots to photograph include Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, the Vatican and the famous Spanish Steps. You can capture jaw-dropping photos at these locations, with minimal effort on your part; Rome has an inescapable aura that is felt in person and translates easily to images.
There’s much to see and do in Rome and you will find yourself on your feet all day. As well as comfortable shoes, we suggest packing a portable and manageable mirrorless camera kit that won’t prove too cumbersome after you have been sightseeing for hours.
When heading to a busy tourist location like Rome, it’s essential to keep your gear close and easy to access in a sling-style camera bag, both for security and to make sure you don’t miss any shots.
Other great destinations for historical photography include Machu Picchu, Peru, the Great Pyramids of Egypt and Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
Start packing your (camera) bags
As you plan your next adventure, make sure you have the right photography gear with you to capture the best quality photos and videos.
Ted’s Cameras have a 14-day exchange policy, click and collect options, and free shipping on all Australian orders over $100. Browse their website or head to your local Ted’s Cameras store and get expert guidance from their camera experts.
Does your passport need an update? Before you book your next trip, make sure to check the visa and passport requirements of your destination. If your passport has expired and you’re due for a new one, you can get your passport photo taken professionally at any Ted’s Cameras store with their passport photo service. They’ll have your ID, passport and visa photos ready in less than 15 minutes.
This article was produced in partnership with Ted’s Cameras.
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