More Photo Opportunities on Vacation (Part II)
If you liked our previous post about photo opportunities on vacation, you should like this one, too. We decided to follow up our Great Places to Visit in the USA for Photographers article with some additional lens friendly locales. This Skycap News update features some great locations to find great photo opportunities while visiting your next vacation spot. Some spots are more photo-ready than others but we think you’ll find these a great option if you’re looking to collect some great photos to save for your scrapbook or Facebook albums.
In this post, we’ll also share a few of our favorite digital photo tips for beginners who need to know how to transport or share their photos with others when you get home. You can share some photos with your blog, Facebook or Twitter account, or just keep them in a digital scrapbook for later sharing and viewing. Let’s face it: taking great vacation photos is one of the best parts about going on vacation in the first place.
Below are five more photographic destinations that you’ll enjoy taking pictures of, whether you take your digital or digital SLR camera with you or just your iPhone or tablet.
5 More Great Photographic Vacation Destinations
#1: Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam
If you want to see a huge lake that seems to spread out forever, how about a trip to Utah to Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam? Located in Southern Utah, the lake is so large that it also meanders into parts of Northern Arizona. Deep blue color permeates the scene as you drive along the highway leading to the Dam and nearby Lake Powell Resort area. When visiting this location, you can check in to the resort area, stay in a nearby campground, or check out a log cabin to enjoy the great outdoors in neighboring community areas.
#2: Door County, Wisconsin
If you want to get a glimpse of some of the most picturesque locations in the United States, how about going to Door County, Wisconsin? It’s located on a peninsula between Green Bay and Lake Michigan and it is a great place to stay any time of year and also features some beautiful foliage around the Autumn situation. Cave Point is one place that is considered a Fall favorite. You’ll see a little of everything worth photographing in this area, including waves crashing into cliffs just like a Debbie Macomber novel.
#3: Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live a long time ago? If you want to go back in time and experience life the way some of our Amish Americans do, a visit to Pennsylvania Dutch Country may be just what you need! Lancaster, Pennsylvania is considered the heart of Amish America and you can visit an authentic Amish farm where you’ll get a glimpse into the simpler and slower pace. The Amish are completely self-sufficient and they grow their own farms and live apart from the rest of the world to a great extent. You, too, can enjoy being away from it all while you’re there by staying in one of the nearby rustic log cabins. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to take pictures but just ask before taking pictures in the Amish farm areas, as they may have regulations on that part. Still, what you’ll see while you’re there is something you will never forget.
#4: Lake Tahoe
If you would like a restful destination in the state of California, why not look into staying in a cabin in the Lake Tahoe area. Located in South Lake Tahoe, California, this is a beautiful area to photograph and you can stay in a nice log cabin while you’re there to really enjoy the great outdoor experience! Take your cameras and video because you’ll want to be sure to relive your experience time and time again once you get home. This is truly a great place to find something to photograph!
#5: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
How about a trip to picturesque peninsula, Cape Cod? This area is a well-known fisherman village, as well as the favorite spot of many a wealthy business person who wanted to get away from the beaten path and enjoy a ritzy but simple lifestyle. Their beautiful beaches and the fisherman villages are the best commodities of Cape Cod and you’ll enjoy the quiet you hear when you visit this beautiful and photo-worthy town.
Tips for Saving Your Photos
If you’re just starting out with digital photography, don’t worry. It’s a pretty simple process and most modern digital cameras are based on a simple “point-and-shoot” technology. Some cameras are more professional and require a bit more know-how but they are fairly simple in most cases, too. To save your photos, just transport your images either via a USB connection cable that usually comes with the camera, or remove the SD or micro SD card and insert it into your computer card reader to see the pictures.
To save the photos, create a new folder on your desktop and save them to the folder for later reference. Once you have the photos on your desktop in a folder, you will be able to find them quickly and easily, share with people via email, or post to your social media. Part of the fun in using the digital technology is in figuring it all out. If you encounter any problems, just ask your children (or someone else’s for that matter)! Today’s youth a more than savvy when it comes to electronics! 😉 So, as you take your pictures, think about all of the creative things you can do with them when you get home.
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