Vacation Ideas For The Avid Street Photographer Looking To Shoot Nature Photos
If you're an avid photographer, but you mainly shoot street scenes, and you're looking to branch out and shoot some nature shots, then an excellent way to get started is with a vacation. You should think about what you want to shoot. Is it animals in the wild? Huge geological structures like the Grand Canyon? Lush forests like the redwoods of Yosemite? You have endless choices, so here are three cool ideas to help you get started.
Shoot The Geysers At Yellowstone National Park
One of the most amazing natural sites in the entire United States are the geysers of Yellowstone. These are giant eruptions of water (you are probably familiar with Old Faithful, but there are many others in the park). Geysers are quite rare on the planet, and Yellowstone is actually home to a great many of them. The reason that some are more famous (such as Old Faithful) is that you never miss them if you stick around long enough. Old Faithful, for instance, erupts about every hour and a half. Others, such as the larger Steamboat geyser, can go years without an eruption. So, while you might not catch another geysers, you can count on Old Faithful to be ready for your camera lens.
While you are in the park, you should also take advantage of some of the other amazing stuff to see. There is everything from waterfalls and peaceful meadows to large animals such as wolves and bison.
Humpbacks Off The Coast Of Main
If you like the idea of ocean photography, and also would like to shoot photos of wild animals, then a whale watching trip off the coast of main is a great idea. You can head up to an area like Bar Harbor and then take a boat out and shoot gorgeous photos of the animals. Not only that, but you can also take some gorgeous shots of the Maine coastline while you are on the boat.
A Photo Safari For White Tail Deer
If you want to photographer wild animals such as whitetail deer, but don't have the patience to head out into the forests and travel up into the hills and hope to find them, then look for a whitetail deer hunting ranch. These are fantastic because you won't have to worry about wasting all of your time. The guides will know exactly where the animals are, so you won't have to worry about missing them. It's a similar idea to the famed African safaris in Kenya where people photograph giraffes and lions, except you will have the opportunity to photograph the wild animals that are native to the United States. You can see whitetail deer, elk, bison and other beautiful creatures.