What is one place you would love to visit (or have visited) for a photography holiday?

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karl eller Regular Member • Posts: 322
What is one place you would love to visit (or have visited) for a photography holiday?

Say you had the opportunity to take one all-expenses-paid photography holiday to any location you wanted, where would it be? It could be somewhere that you want to go but haven't had the opportunity, or somewhere that you've been before and want to go back, the sky is the limit (literally, no space ).

For me, it would have to be a multiple-day tour of the Chernobyl region, and the cities of Chernobyl and Pripyat in particular. I've always had a fascination with abandoned structures and cities, and the Chernobyl region combines two (almost completely) abandoned cities and multiple smaller towns/villages with Soviet-era Russian architecture, and any photos I've seen always look amazing (and a little haunting). The region has also played a fairly major part in a number of video games I've enjoyed, particularly the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, which is another reason to visit.

So what is your place?

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Bill Robb Senior Member • Posts: 3,332
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Mars.

Andreas Stuebs Contributing Member • Posts: 872
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I could name a few: Chicago, for example, or the US Mid-West. Closer to home: the German Baltic coast

Anywhere I can get a decent cup of tea

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tex Veteran Member • Posts: 6,832
Can't narrow it down, so many places /nt
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MaryGierth Senior Member • Posts: 2,950
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Too many really to list but my husband and I are going to Iceland in June 2014 (his choice) followed by the Dolomites (my choice) - about two weeks each.

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Andreas Stuebs wrote:

I could name a few: Chicago, for example, or the US Mid-West. Closer to home: the German Baltic coast

Anywhere I can get a decent cup of tea

In America it is all about very different herbal teas. Regular tea is mostly consumed as heavily lemoned and iced cold.

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karl eller wrote:

Say you had the opportunity to take one all-expenses-paid photography holiday to any location you wanted, where would it be? It could be somewhere that you want to go but haven't had the opportunity, or somewhere that you've been before and want to go back, the sky is the limit (literally, no space ).

For me, it would have to be a multiple-day tour of the Chernobyl region, and the cities of Chernobyl and Pripyat in particular. I've always had a fascination with abandoned structures and cities, and the Chernobyl region combines two (almost completely) abandoned cities and multiple smaller towns/villages with Soviet-era Russian architecture, and any photos I've seen always look amazing (and a little haunting). The region has also played a fairly major part in a number of video games I've enjoyed, particularly the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, which is another reason to visit.

So what is your place?

In terms of countries, America would be number one for landscapes and in terms of ancient architecture Italy and Greece. As an American I am blessed to live in a country that has every climatic condition on earth and by far the most varied landscape.

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To shoot "portraits".  And candids.

Lots of 'em.

Mark Scott Abeln Veteran Member • Posts: 7,620
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Andreas Stuebs wrote:

I could name a few: Chicago, for example, or the US Mid-West. Closer to home: the German Baltic coast

Anywhere I can get a decent cup of tea

Chicago is a great photogenic city, along with its surrounding region.  But can you get good tea there? That might be a problem. Here in the USA we drink mainly coffee, but most large cities have at least one tea room or shop — you have to do your research first.

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Mark B. Forum Pro • Posts: 19,358
Galapagos Islands

I'll likely never get to go there otherwise.  Aside from such a rich diverse ecosystem, I think it's wonderful there's a place where wildlife has no reason to fear humans.

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Iceland

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Mark,

My wife and I have been there twice.  Incredible photo ops each time.  We have been fortunate to be able to take trips, and after 43 cruises, it still stands as our #1 trip.

After two Galapagos trips; we probably won't go again.  Age is creeping up on us, and there are still other spots we want to see while we still can.  Next up?  Antarctica!

After that, we'd like to see eastern Europe, more of Russia, and the national parks in the American West that we've missed.

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Well...

I've played this game for the last five years and have been to some amazing places and have seen more than most people will see ...and I can say, if you want to go than go. It was worth more than all the money I spent.

As for now, this second, I really want to go back to Shanghai and stay on the Bund ...for some reason.

My other choices would be Somalia, Namche Bazaar, a hike along the entire HMT.

As for have visited that I would love to go back (other than Shanghai)

Hong Kong

Japan

Thailand

Laos

Vietnam

Yemen

Afghanistan

Nepal

Morocco

Mali and Timbuktu (spectacular country by the way)

Nigeria

Togo

Ghana

Burkina Faso

Jordan

Syria (I would actually like to see Syria today ...my God)

Egypt

Ethiopia (an absolute photographers dream)

Sudan

Cameroon (another photographers dream country with the added benefit of very little tourists)

Oman

UAE

Italy

India

Myanmar

...to name a few

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Machu Picchu

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Europe.

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BlueJakester wrote:

Europe.

Where in Europe? It's not like its a country.

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Basalite wrote:

BlueJakester wrote:

Europe.

Where in Europe? It's not like its a country.

The scenic part with old buildings and pretty girls.

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BlueJakester wrote:

Basalite wrote:

BlueJakester wrote:

Europe.

Where in Europe? It's not like its a country.

The scenic part with old buildings and pretty girls.

Welcome to Britain then!

We are reluctantly still in Europe.

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Sonyshine wrote:

BlueJakester wrote:

Basalite wrote:

BlueJakester wrote:

Europe.

Where in Europe? It's not like its a country.

The scenic part with old buildings and pretty girls.

Welcome to Britain then!

We are reluctantly still in Europe.

Cheers!

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