it is not the camera who takes the picture,it's the person who makes the decission what to shoot.
I see and know many people with very expensiv cameras,but the results are many times very poor.
So dont be ashamed because you still use your "old fashiond" SLR
and one of the not pro digis.
I 'm not so crazy for the dig.SLR cameras,because I dont wanna go back to the Lens changing trouble.I like my good zoom and the serie shooting very much on my Olympus since my favorit objects
are animals,macros and portraits.Because of the good zoom I can take many of my portraet shots quiet secret.I dont like to ask the people before not because of the money,it's because then the pose ore freez.
If you look for a good camera for an affordable price,look at E-bay,there you can get former very expensiv models for an low price.
(mine was when she came on the market in Europa 1900 Euro,I paid only 460E)and dont worry to much about the pixel,mein has "0nly"1.5
but look at my fotos in my galerie.
So Demian,I hope that I could inspire you,
I agree with India, a place where you only have to walk out of your front door to find great photo opportunities but would like to add Peru to the list. The light on Lake Titicaca makes for the most amazing photo's i've ever taken. On top of that you have the beautiful mountains of the Andes, the very phtogenic local people, loads of fiestas, colourful markets and of course Machu Picchu
For me, in general that will be the deserts, especially the Namib desert.
Because of the colour contrasts, the dry air with less polution in the air.
Namibia as a country is great as well.
Of course it depents on your interest: cultural, people, landscape, cities. But not all great destinations work out to be good on photo's.
Tropical regions with not so blue skies make photo's a little bit vague sometimes (I had this with Thailand).
Nice photo's for me are that strange and bizar destinations like North Korea or (less so) Cuba. Things you don't see anymore in the rest of the world.
Everyplace has its own unique beauty. Just make sure to prepare for you trip before you leave.
I'm off in another month to photograph in one of my favorite spots - the Western MacDonnell Range in Australia's Northern Territory (near the town of Alice Springs). I won't be going to Uluru this time, too touristy and too many restrictions on photography.
It was great fun taking pictures in New Zealand - the pancake rocks and especially Wai-o-tapu in Rotorua, where the colors were just amazing!
Another highlight was our tour through the south west of the USA. There I loved the dunes of "Little Sahara" most.
Now we are traveling through our country Germany to take pictures and amazingly it is as much fun as it was in NZ or the US ;-o) The foto objects are just different but great, e.g. castles, palaces...
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Thanks & regards from good old Germany
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It is also not bad to shoot the Autumn colors in China, like jiuzhai valley and Yellow Moutain.
Iceland everywhere, especially Jokulsarlon, simply stunning!
Go to Petra, Jordan. The scenery and culture is all still in tact, and insanely beautiful... if you dare to walk the distance into the moutains, and throught the desert. The dead sea is spectacular as well. When the sun sets, you look accross to the land of honey, and wonder where it has disappeared to. by the way... are you a travel photographer? I'm thinking about becoming one, and I'm looking for all the help or advice I can get before I switch my major from fashion design to photography. please let me know! Travels my number one passion, and time is running out.
Check out the book "1,000 places to see before you die" by Patricia Schultz
What have been the best places you've been to (or are aware of) for travel photography?? Local colour, beautiful scenery, vibrant festivals, great people all play a part.
Must admit for shear mouth dropping views it has to be Alsaka for me