I love photography, but I think that people spend far too much time these days snapping pictures of things that don’t really matter that much. In the Instagram-obsessed society we live in, I’m also guilty of taking every opportunity to get my phone out and capture a humorous passing moment.
As a budding photographer though, I like to use my skills and equipment to capture those moments that I want to treasure forever. A picture says a thousand words, and from some of the travels I’ve been on, I could definitely write a 1,000-word blog post or two on some of the incredible experiences I’ve had.
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about places that I’d like to go to over the next couple of years, and one place that really stands out to me is Canada. It seems like every city is a photographer’s dream!
In today’s post, I’d like to share a few of the photogenic spots I’ve found that I’ll be visiting one day – I hope you enjoy them!
1. Niagara Falls
This has to be the number one place in Canada for a stunning photoshoot, particularly in the evening when the surrounding Fallsview area is lit up beautifully, and the lights set into the Niagara Falls themselves turn them from extraordinary into spectacular! In fact, the views in this area are so stunning that you’d be able to take a Twitter-ready picture just from your hotel room if staying at this hotel in Niagara Falls.
2. Banff National Park
Every corner you turn on the hiking trails around Banff lead you onto another unrivalled view of towering mountains with snowy peaks, set off far into the distance above luscious, dense forests. Lake Louise, in particular, is one of the most photographed beauty spots in the area, thanks to its crystal clear waters that reflect the alpine scenery like glass. Aside from that, there’ll be plenty of wildlife shots too, seen as Banff is home to a variety of different species, including elk, bears and woodland caribou.
If it’s untamed wilderness that you prefer, then look no further than the Yukon. Here, the best time to shoot is at night. Not only are you able to take pictures of vast, snowy landscapes, and the starry skies that are untouched by the glare of fluorescent lights, but you might even catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis too. Those glorious green and purple shimmers across the sky would make for an incredible photograph!
After those wild landscapes, you’ll probably want to finish off your portfolio with a city scape photograph of one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Toronto’s nightlife will be obvious even from a distance, and completely recognisable to anyone given the presence of the iconic CN Tower.
I hope these photograph locations give you some inspiration for your next trip. If you’ve been on any photogenic trips recently, let me know all about it in the comments.