What’s not Instagrammable about the beautiful turquoise waters of Thailand? With jungle-like islands popping out of the sea as far as the eye can see, tropical waters and sea-life, there is an unmissable photo opportunity around every corner. All you need to do is hop on a longtail boat and snap away.1. Thailand What’s not Instagrammable about the beautiful turquoise waters of Thailand? With jungle-like islands popping out of the sea as far as the eye can see, tropical waters and sea-life, there is an unmissable photo opportunity around every corner. All you need to do is hop on a longtail boat and snap away.
Morocco has been an up-and-coming Insta-worthy destination for some time now. This North-African country with its Berber, Arabian and European influences, earthy feel, colourful ceramics, jewelery, and maze-like streets is a photographer’s paradise. Much-famous attractions for photographers are the numerous traditional raids (a large, multi-level home which has been converted into a hotel or homestay) that can be found around the Marrakech Medina – the walled-off “red city” in the centre of town. Thanks to their exceptional decor in true Moroccan style, these locations make for gorgeous photos.
We’ve already told you why Turkey needs to be on your bucket-list, but go read this post about why Turkey needs to be at the top of you bucket-list if you maybe missed it! From Istanbul’s colours, ancient ruins in Troy and Epehsus, jaw-dropping seaside towns, hundreds of colourful hot air balloons in Cappadocia, Turkey has a super long list of Instagrammable spots.
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Got picked up from the hotel at 3:30am to go on a hot air balloon. Then we had to wait for about 2 hours for the weather to clear up so that we could safely take off! I was so happy once the balloon finally took off!! The view and experience was just amazing! 🎈🇹🇷 . . . #cappadocia #goreme #turkey #turkey🇹🇷 #voyagedss @instagram
Yes, of course Greece is on the list! You didn’t think we’d forget about the white-washed buildings hugging the Aegean sea, did you? Pick your Greek island and you can be sure you’ll have a camera roll full of memorable photographs to look back on in the years to come.
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As pretty as a postcard 💌 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• As you can imagine, this viewpoint gets crowded for sunset! I staked out a spot, @meyerofcapetown grabbed some beers and snacks, and we hung out as the sky changed from gold to pink to blue. Just after the sun set below the horizon, the crowds started to clear, and we were soon some of the last people standing. While I’m not normally the type of person to get up for sunrise or shoot the sunset every day, I love that photography pushes me to see and appreciate things differently. I take my time and stay around a while longer. I challenge myself with the technical details of framing, exposure and lines of interest. I note the intricacies and details of the scene that unfolds before me… the colors, the people, the architecture, and the incredible beauty of nature. I spend HOURS shooting, editing and archiving it all (a labor of love and, sometimes, frustration). Just after flying to Italy from Greece, my hard drive crashed. While I have multiple backups of all of my photos and videos, I only had one backup of all of my photos from this summer. Thousands of photos and video clips… all gone. For the past week, I’ve waited in anticipation to hear if the data was recoverable, wallowing in self pity and drowning my sorrows in pasta and wine… (things could be worse, I know). Luckily, I was able to pick up my fully recovered drive this morning and, funny enough, pasta and wine is still on the itinerary. So, this is just a reminder from your friendly neighborhood blogger that if photos are important to you or your business, always backup to a cloud AND/OR backup your BACKUP (meaning travel with 2 external HDs if you’re shooting professionally and don’t have strong or consistent WiFi). Do as I say, not as I do ;) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #santorini #oia #beautifuldestinations #greece #sunset #tbapresets
There will always be a mystical, beautiful side to Egypt, even amongst the population growth and the city’s development. This ancient, sandy paradise with its pyramids, pillars, alleyways, statues and camels is the perfect setting for alluring travel photographs.
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what would you do if you weren’t afraid? ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ its hard to see things as they are when you’re clouded with fear or expectations or judgement. egypt, specifically the pyramids, is one of those places like many that in order to truly appreciate the country you have to go with an open mind. if i would have let media, friend’s experiences, or fear of safety hinder my decision to stay for 3 weeks- i would have missed out on an incredible destination and opportunity to understand and appreciate such a piece of history. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ overall, in my experience, i found egypt safe & inviting. i was not harassed any more or less than any other country i’ve been to. let’s be real, i feel more unsafe walking alone at night in los angeles or london. car accidents, sickness, natural disasters, shootings, can happen tomorrow anywhere in the world; ᴅᴏɴ’ᴛ ʟᴇᴛ ғᴇᴀʀ ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴏʟ ʏᴏᴜʀ ʟɪғᴇ ᴏʀ ʏᴏᴜ’ʟʟ ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴛʀᴜʟʏ ʟɪᴠᴇ. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ △ thank you egypt, especially @sofitelcairoeg, for a beautiful time x