When visiting an unfamiliar location, whether in your own country or abroad, as a photographer you will almost certainly be interested in researching and discovering the best location spots for nice photographs. It would be easy to just arrive at a destination and wander around looking for those locations, but if time is limited and you want to fit in as many locations as possible in the time available, then doing some research beforehand is a good idea. This is particularly true in relation to the distance travelled, and the effort required to arrive at the destination. The greater the time and effort to reach somewhere, the more likely you will want to know beforehand where to go for getting great photographs.
In the age of the internet, there are of course many ways of doing this. Our search friend Google is always a good starting point, for this short Blog post, I would like to highlight just one useful resource, the website Locationscout.net, a network of passionate photographers and travellers around the world, discovering it together. Its easy to use, simply go the website then search for a location of interest. This can be done in a number of ways:
Select a country from those listed.
Locations can be cities, regions, tourist attractions or even rivers on Locationscout. The reason for that is, that you shall be able to filter specific spots by locations and decide for yourself which is the best place and perspective to take your desired photo from.
Spots and Places For Photography:
Spots are the exact places where a photographer stood while he/she took a photo. Every uploaded spot on Locationscout contains geographic details and other information so you can visit these amazing places for yourself.
Photo Themes are an easy way to search for specific elements you want to photograph. For example, if you love to take pictures of skylines you can filter all spots on Locationscout by this theme and decide for yourself which place offers the best position and perspective for your next skyline photo.
Simply type in your search term and make a selection from the displayed items.
So, what are you waiting for? Make sure to check out Locationscout if you want to find and see examples of nice photo locations for you next trip.
If you have suggestions for another good photo location website, you are welcome to leave a comment about it in this blog post.