wilderness beach western cape south africa

Me on Wilderness Beach at sunset — Western Cape, South Africa 

As happens, you often meet up with photographers on your travels both domestic and abroad and one of the questions I often get asked is what do you think the best travel destinations are for photographers or where are you going next? 

There are two criteria that dictate my destination; budget and interest. In sourcing holiday destinations, travel websites appear to be fixated on the idea that customers already know where they wish to travel. I personally would like options based on my budget — a radius of availability. Surprise me and I won’t have to end up with the rest of the world in the same destination and then having to photoshop tourists out of my images. There are a number of places in winter that are just as warm as European summers.

Kayak’s Explore is a great tool that appeals to budgets. 

As a photographer, traveling to new and exciting destinations is a great way to inspire your creativity and capture stunning images. There are many destinations around the world that are perfect for photographers, offering a wide range of landscapes, architecture, and cultural experiences to capture. Here are some of the best travel destinations for photographers:


With its incredible landscapes and natural phenomena, Iceland is a photographer’s dream. From the northern lights to the towering waterfalls, there is no shortage of breathtaking scenery to capture in this country. The rugged coastlines and black sand beaches provide a stunning contrast to the snow-capped mountains and glaciers, making for some truly stunning photographs.


Japan is a country with a rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes, making it a perfect destination for photographers. From the bustling streets of Tokyo to the peaceful gardens of Kyoto, there are countless opportunities for capturing beautiful images. The country is also home to some of the world’s most stunning cherry blossom trees, which provide a breathtaking backdrop for photography during the spring months.


India is a country of vibrant colors, rich culture, and stunning landscapes. From the bustling cities to the rural villages, there are countless opportunities for capturing beautiful images. The country is also home to a wide range of architectural styles, from the ancient temples of Rajasthan to the modern skyscrapers of Mumbai, providing plenty of inspiration for photographers.

New Zealand

With its breathtaking landscapes and natural beauty, New Zealand is a paradise for photographers. From the majestic mountains and glaciers of the South Island to the beautiful beaches and forests of the North Island, there is no shortage of stunning scenery to capture. The country is also home to a wide range of wildlife, including dolphins, penguins, and seals, making it a great destination for nature photographers.


With its stunning architecture, beautiful landscapes, and rich cultural heritage, Italy is a photographer’s dream. From the ancient ruins of Rome and the canals of Venice to the rolling hills of Tuscany and the stunning coastline of the Amalfi Coast, there is no shortage of breathtaking scenery to capture in this beautiful country. No matter where you decide to go, traveling as a photographer can be a rewarding and inspiring experience. These destinations are just a few of the many options available for photographers looking to capture stunning images and inspire their creativity.

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