Travelling and taking a break from normality is good for the soul and it’s good for your creativity. If you’re booking a last minute summer vacation and you need some inspiration for some great iconic images to capture, here’s our top five places to photograph.
The must have shot: Take a trip to Top of The Rock, for that not to be missed shot of Lower Manhattan with the Empire State Building too.
The Non-Tourist shot: it’s virtually impossible to find anything that hasn’t been done before in New York, but check out the rooftop bars for some other unusual angles, plus, they’re free to visit.
The must have shot: Everyone heads to Millennium Park and Cloud Gate for the iconic shot of the Bean as the sculpture is affectionately known.
The Non-Tourist shot: The neo-gothic Chicago Tribune Tower may be another very much photographed building, but head to the top of the building, to The Crown at Tribune Tower for an unusual angle on an iconic building.
The must have shot: In the City of Brotherly Love, it has to be the LOVE sculpture in Love Park, officially known as JFK Plaza, with its view down Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum too.
The Non-Tourist shot: Off the beaten track, head down to Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens for some great mosaic artwork, and wander along South Street to take in the alternative side of the city.
The must have shot: The Grand Canyon Skywalk, located at the West Rim, gives anyone the chance to view the Grand Canyon from above, where previously you’d have needed a helicopter to capture a similar view.
The Non-Tourist shot: It’s wise not to go off the beaten track in Grand Canyon National Park, and if you want to go further afield, then take a guide with you. But for an alternative view, and thought to be the best view, at the South Rim, then take a trip to Bright Angel Lodge, and the Bright Angel Trail.
The must have shot: The fountains at the Bellagio are a not to be missed spectacle. The great thing about Vegas is that all the hotels are freely open to wander around like indoor towns within a town. Try dining at a different hotel every day and a different sight to photograph every night too.
The Non-Tourist shot: Everyone heads to the Strip, but don’t miss a taste of old Vegas, and the light show at the Fremont Street Experience.