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bender16v
Post subject: Finding Photo Locations  PostPosted: 21.04.2012 11:29



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I travel for work, sometimes A LOT, and wonder if anybody has any tips for scouting out good locations to visit for photography when traveling?

Now I just look for places on Google Maps, then try to research them a little to see if they are worth visiting. This sometimes pays off, but not usually and it takes a lot of time. For instance a few days ago I drove across Vermont and looked online first and found a list of places where they take people for photo tours. I stopped by a couple of those towns and didn't see anything that looked interesting to me. I am curious if you look for community events, local park info, etc.
 
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ravnostic
Post subject: RE: Finding Photo Locations  PostPosted: 21.04.2012 12:33



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Hashtag your destination. Hashtag photowalk. You'll find one. Even if you don't go at the time one is happening--there's your group of people who would know what there is to see, and when to see it.

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orionid
Post subject: Re: Finding Photo Locations  PostPosted: 21.04.2012 13:01
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      iwanttoeatyourchildren wrote:
I travel for work, sometimes A LOT, and wonder if anybody has any tips for scouting out good locations to visit for photography when traveling?

Now I just look for places on Google Maps, then try to research them a little to see if they are worth visiting. This sometimes pays off, but not usually and it takes a lot of time. For instance a few days ago I drove across Vermont and looked online first and found a list of places where they take people for photo tours. I stopped by a couple of those towns and didn't see anything that looked interesting to me. I am curious if you look for community events, local park info, etc.


Pretty much this. I'll also just google search for the history of the area and nearby parks/activities. Another good technique that I use is doing a flickr search on the name of the town or use flickr places if it's a big enough area (example: you can just search for "Seville, Spain" or go to places for "Andalusia." for the broader area.)

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