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Saving for your next photography trip can take a long time, so it’s important that you save for one which is worthwhile.

Although budget and time are prominent influencers in the decision-making process, visiting the most amazing places the world has to offer and capturing your experiences through a lens is a must. That’s why, in this post, we’ll be offering our top tips on how to choose your next top photography spot. Take a look below! 

Do your research

The more information you have, the more informed your decision will be. From sipping sangria in a luxury Lanzarote villa to a fun-filled adventure in Iceland, hearing what others recommend will help you whittle down the options.

While it’s tempting to stick to what you know, keeping an open mind could lead you to the best adventure. Doing research is still important, but allowing a bit of the unknown can be just as exciting, and could even lead to you finding a photo spot like no other. Lesser known photography opportunities such as Fingal’s Cave in Scotland or Hallelujah Mountain in China, for example, could be the canvas for that perfect shot.

Fire Mountain in Lanzarote | Shot by: Chris Delgado on Pixabay

Fire Mountain in Lanzarote | Shot by Chris Delgado on Pixabay

Consider expenses

Don’t let your budget stop you from travelling to find that idyllic photo opportunity. By opting for hostels where you can cook your own food and taking public transport wherever possible, you could save more money than you think – and being creative with your money will make your trip more fun.

Setting a budget early in your travel plans means you will have a good sense of which destinations are in your price range. Getting the most out of your photography holiday doesn’t mean you have to go crazy with money, so by considering your budget early and saving accordingly, you can still get the perfect snap of any destination.

If you’re looking to buy new photography equipment or even upgrade it, budgeting and doing your research could be the best way to make your money go further.  From high-speed memory cards to portable SSD drives, check out our website to view the best deals on memory and storage.

Pangong Tso Lake in China | Shot by Jeevan Singla on Pixabay

Pangong Tso Lake in China | Shot by Jeevan Singla on Pixabay

Think about the type of shot you’re searching for

Making a list of all of the things you want to see and do is a good place to start for any holiday, but when searching for that dream photo opportunity this is even more important. Whether you’re searching for a relaxing beach destination in Spain to capture your most memorable moments, stunning photos of awe-inspiring nature in the Australian outback or a sightseeing getaway in Canada where you can get the perfect action shot, determining what you want out of your trip will help you identify which destinations will best accommodate your photography checklist.

When you’re in one of the most beautiful places in the world, it’s difficult not to take a good photo – you could be using an old-school Nokia phone to capture the scenery and the outcome will still look better than what you’ll see on Instagram that evening. As a result, try not to focus too much on all the tech that dominates contemporary photography, instead, focus on what really matters – shooting the landscape itself.

Sunset in Lanzarote | Shot by Barni1 on Pixabay

Sunset in Lanzarote | Shot by Barni1 on Pixabay

Whether your photography holiday planning takes you to a luxury beach resort or on an exciting budget adventure, we’re confident that our tips will lead you to that perfect shot you’ve been dreaming of.

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Author Bio: Nick Ball is Marketing Manager at Optima Villas and has lived on the island of Lanzarote since 2001.

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