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1. Posted by Pokhara 1 (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 5 Dec '08 02:22

Do you think Nepal is the best place for travel photography? If not then which country would u prefer?

2. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru, 806 posts) 5 Dec '08 11:43

That's a pretty impossible question to answer really and it sounds to me that you are just trying to promote Nepal rather than begin a travel discussion. But sure, Nepal is probably great for photography - it's got beautiful landscapes, unique architecture, and colorful and interesting people. But so does India, Vietnam, China, Peru, Bolivia, Morocco, Kenya, Egypt.....and really any other country that you take the time to discover. No place is "the best", each place offers it's own unique thing for a photographer.

3. Posted by Schof26 (Budding Member, 20 posts) 7 Dec '08 10:19

The "Best" country for photography would be the one country that offers everything a photographer would want to photograph.

In my opinion, that would include:
-Natural beauty
-Bustling cities
-Mountains and snow
-Tropical beaches
-Deserts
-Unique architecture
-Friendly people
-Interesting subjects

Again, the best country would have all these things.

So, which countries fit this bill? From what I can tell - and this is by no means an exaustive research effort - we have:
-The United States
-Australia
-South Korea (though I don't think they have deserts)

So what am I missing? Which countries would fit the criterion I mentioned above? And which criterion am I missing?

By the way, regardless of what we come up with, the point that only very few countries have so many things in one established governmental-defined region is why we travel in the first place.

So let's go, TP-ers! I've put my ideas out there. What are the best countries for photography? And why?

Bill

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5572 posts) 8 Dec '08 00:55

Norway should rank highly. Downside being it's too expensive to travel here and photograph :)

5. Posted by LuisDafos (Full Member, 15 posts) 10 Dec '08 02:55

Who cares about "one established governmental-defined region"? Once you are in Europe you can cross any border at pleasure... So obviously you have all the above and more, much more... with much more variety and history so does China, Morocco or simply, without leaving Europe, Spain. But if you want more of everything with more variety,contrast,exotism, mistery and without breaking the budget while getting from the jungle to the mountains,from the tropical beach to the big metropolis... then India is the place to go...
Anyway, the fact is, I don´t think any photographer will look for all of it (vain attempt) in a single trip... Any place is good,best is the one that fills you with more intense emotions. Still, "Best place to be in for Travel Photography" is the one from wich you came back with best travel photos... and sometimes you do this from your window... And, best of all, it does not depend on your window, but on your EYE...

Cheers

6. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member, 415 posts) 27 Dec '08 04:32

Quoting LuisDafos

it does not depend on your window, but on your EYE...

thats what its about. not necessarily where you are but what you see and how you capture it.

7. Posted by miguel_es (Full Member, 114 posts) 6 Jan '09 08:29

Perhaps Caribean? Haiti, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Panamá,... Light, people like to be photographed, beautifull scenery, color, relax, food, party, music, traditional festivities, ruins, old buildings, contrast, hiking, diving, cold beer, rum, ... I miss to travel, because I have visited long time ago, before to begin photography.
One of the best places I been is Santa Marta - Colombia: La ciudad Perdida - Sierra Nevada, Taganga, Parque Tayrona.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 6, 2009, at 8:34 AM by miguel_es ]

8. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru, 607 posts) 4 Feb '09 14:21

as for one country I'm gonna have to go with the america...it's got beaches, reefs, lakes, deserts, mountains, hills, plains, volcanos, big cities, glaciers, the grand canyon, tons and tons of national parks. as for history...there are indian reservations all over the country and some have held on to their traditions pretty well, plus there are some old buildings and sites in the northeastern states.

9. Posted by Tims.Travels (Full Member, 3 posts) 10 Apr '09 02:33

Any country is the best country, you just have to find the good shots :) Its just easier in some than others

If I were to choose, I'd always choose countries vibrant natural landscapes.

10. Posted by rygy (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 11 Apr '09 01:56

I am not a professional photographer but I think its how you treat your subject or the way you want it to look when taking those shots and the outcome that matters. Nevertheless, one of the places I found interesting is Chile from its driest dessert, temperate climate, until the south tip in which they have the glaciers of Antartica. :)