The Top 4 Photo Destination Spots Around the World

Looking for a place to capture your next best shot? The world has plenty of natural beauty, urban landscapes, and open country that can be the backdrop of your next masterpiece. But with so many great places on earth, where should you go next? We’re compiling the top 4 destinations around the world to inspire your next photography trip—plus, we’ll give you tips on how you can capture a frame that reflects your artistry and your most cherished travel memories.

1) Blue Lagoon, Iceland

If you’ve been on Instagram at all in the last few years, chances are you’ve seen Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon somewhere on your feed or explore page. The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa located within a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula, just southwest of the Keflavik International Airport. Getting to the Blue Lagoon from the airport is actually pretty simple by car or bus—just under 20 minutes!

From spa treatments to opportunities to swim in the natural hot spring, the Blue Lagoon is quite literally a hot spot tourist attraction in Iceland, and one our favorite photography spots thanks to the unique landscape.

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A simple shot of your travel companion swimming in the lagoon is sure to get some love on social media. But if you’re looking for even more gallery wall potential, you may want to explore outside of the tourist area for a more intimate perspective. Take a whale tour or enlist the help of a local guide to show you the volcano range just outside of the lagoon area for a photo opportunity that’s totally unique.

2) Madagascar, East Africa

Madagascar has some of the most striking landscapes, exotic animals, and vibrant cultures anywhere on the planet. From the Avenue of the Baobabs to the Ranomafana National Park, there’s no shortage of beauty or photo opportunities in this part of the world.

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You really can’t go wrong with your frames when you’re exploring the wildness of Africa. Besides posting your favorite shots to your social media feed, you’ll likely find that your photos will make great postcards or prints for your friends and family back home. A handmade postcard or print makes a much more meaningful souvenir than a kitschy keychain, and it’s personal! Before you send off your prints, you’ll need to do some research on the best all in one laser printer to ensure your images are reflected from the most vibrant, accurate perspective. To take your print to the next level, get a custom frame online and show off your travel photos on the mantle or on a gallery wall in your home.

3) Arches National Park, Utah

If otherworldly landscapes is what sparks your creativity, then Arches National Park in Utah should be next on your travel list. The winding red rocks that sprawl this desert park are truly breathtaking, and the area has plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, including hiking, camping, and mountain biking.

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Since Arches has so many amazing rock features to explore, we’d recommend getting a drone that captures aerial views to make the most out of your photography trip. If high-adrenaline activities aren’t really your thing, don’t worry, there are plenty of other places to get a sense of the natural beauty of Southern Utah. Check out Mystic Hot Springs for the magical Instagram influencer shot of your dreams, or document the many gem and crystal shops on the road into Moab—there’s something for everyone here!

4) Marrakech, Morocco

From multicolored textile markets, to energetic street food vendors, to the Atlas Mountains, Morocco is a huge destination for professional photographers and travel enthusiasts alike.

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One of the most iconic frames here is the Blue City of Chefchaouen in Northwest Morocco. It’s a city entirely painted in different shades of blue, making the alcoves and alleyways of the city particularly striking, and just waiting to be captured by your artistic vision. Or, visit the Saadian Tombs to see tombs dating back to the Saadian dynasty of 1578-1603. Whether you’re looking for history or a natural beauty, Morocco is sure to inspire.

In conclusion

No matter where your creative journey takes you, with a unique perspective and a little know-how, you can find beauty wherever you go. Know of another epic travel destination? Share it with us in the comment section below!

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