I don’t like excessive planning. While travelling, more often than not I prefer to let things run their own course and see where they take me. But that approach doesn’t work so well with photography. Getting good photos requires some preparation, so ever since I got more serious about the images I take, location research has become a part of my routine trip planning. I always try to identify the best places beforehand, imagine how the light is going to be at different times of the day, see if there is anything I should be particularly aware of. This information is not always easy to find, making such preparations quite time-consuming. And Prior to going to Italy I tried looking for some photography tips for shooting Milan and couldn’t find anything comprehensive. So in this article I will sum up what I could find together with my own personal experience on location and provide some photography tips for Milan. Hopefully, this will make somebody’s life a little easier.
This Easter we decided to visit the Saxon Switzerland national park located in the south-eastern Germany, right next to the Czech Republic border. The region is well-known for its beautiful landscapes, sandy rocks and of course the famous Bastei Bridge, so it’s been on our radar for a while. We just couldn’t find a suitable time, since it’s so far away from Bremen – driving five and a half hours is not something you want to do on your typical weekend. Easter Holidays that last 4 days in Germany proved to be a perfect opportunity to finally hit the road.
When it comes to Belgium, chances are you would remember Belgian beer, waffles, chocolate or even french fries (yes, they’re Belgian, despite the name). Perhaps you’ve been to Brussels, Antwerp or one of the cozy medieval towns such as Gent or Bruges. But I would bet that most people would probably not have heard of Hallerbos, also known as Blue Forest, located just to the south of Brussels. Every spring, around the second half of April, thousands and thousands of blooming bluebells turn the forest into a truly magical straight out of the fairy-tale. A beautiful view and a must-visit location for any photographer.
This February and March I was lucky enough to spend almost 6 weeks on the beautiful island of Tenerife. Now I’ve been to Tenerife before, but this was the first time I went there with a particular goal in mind: to practice and improve my landscape photography. It’s an amazing place for that so I was incredibly excited and spent almost the entirety of my spare time exploring the island and searching for those memorable views. For a first ever photo-trip in my live, I think it was a great success. Over these weeks I visited a lot of places on the island and today I want to share with you a list of locations I personally consider to be the best for landscape photography on Tenerife. Incidentally, most of these are worth visiting even if you’re not a photographer at all – for their sheer beauty and relaxing vibe. And while locals will, undoubtedly, know a lot more secluded and off-the-beaten-path places, if you only have a limited time on the island and want to make the most of it, this list is a great place to start.
Not too long ago last autumn I was searching the web looking for an interesting spot to practice some landscape photography around Bremen in Germany where I currently reside. I like using locationscout for this purpose and that’s exactly where I came across this picture of some tanks. Real abandoned tanks just only about 100 km from where I am? Show me a guy who wouldn’t be instantly hooked – I certainly was! So without further ado, one of the following weekends we packed our stuff and left home early in the morning to make it to the tanks just in time for sunrise.