As a travel photographer, it’s likely important for you to capture those must-take photos when travelling in Asia.
Although truthfully, the best photo locations can often be difficult to reach.
However, with a great tour agency, such as Gatsby Travel, you won’t have to stress about those difficult to reach locations. Gatsby Travel was founded by British travel photographer Andy Beales, and was created to help photographers reach those difficult locations, so that they can capture their perfect shots.
In the early 12th century, Angkor Wat was originally built as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu.
It later became a Buddhist temple at the end of the same century, and is now the world’s largest religious temple.
The temple’s incredible design and grandeur is the result of the wonderous craftsmanship and architecture of its era.
To truly capture the majesty of Angkor Wat, you should be at the temple before the sun rises. This will provide you with the prefect lighting for your shots.
The Grand Palace is a dazzling sight and has been the heart of Thailand since it was built in 1782.
While the Palace is no longer home to the Thai King, it is still used for ceremonial events.
One such event includes the revered Emerald Buddha (14th century). Each season, The King of Thailand changes the robes on the Buddha, which is an important Buddhist ritual.
The Grand Palace is the shining jewel of Thailand, a definite must for photographers visiting the region.
The Great Wall was originally built to protect the Qin Dynasty against invasion, and later, to protect the Han Dynasty’s Silk Road trade.
The Great Wall is possibly China’s greatest landmark and is visited by millions of people each year.
Early morning and late afternoon light provides the perfect ambience for beautiful pictures of the Great Wall.
Huangshan Mountain is so beautiful that it has become the standard Chinese mountain; the one that is featured in almost every Chinese painting to date.
The jagged peaks of the mountain are often cloaked in mist, creating an air of mystery and enchantment.
Experts say that the best photography opportunities are at sunrise and sunset, when the golden light touches the mist and highlights the unique pines and jagged peaks.
The giant rock columns of Zhangjiajie became famous after the release of the movie Avatar and its Hallelujah Mountains.
However, these soaring rock towers are not the only stunning attraction to be found in the region.
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is a sight to behold and is a must-see. At 430 meters in length and 300 meters in height, it is a stunning work of craftsmanship.
To save his military dependents’ village from being demolished, Huang Yung-Fu picked up a paintbrush and turned his drab village into one of vibrant colours, earning the name “Grandpa Rainbow”.
While the now colourful Rainbow Family Village has become a recent tourist attraction, it’s still in danger of being demolished. Furthermore, its sole inhabitant – Grandpa Rainbow – is at risk of losing his home.
By visiting this amazing Rainbow Village, you will not only capture stunning photos but you may also help this 87-year-old veteran save his home.
The Banaue Rice Terraces are carved in the Ifugao mountains of the Philippines, and are thought to have been done by hand, over 2,000 years ago.
Vibrant scarlet wildflowers can often be seen along the banks of the rice paddies, providing a marvellous contrast for your photos.
There are numerous pathways scattered across the rice paddies, which provide a convenient means for travellers to explore, although you should take a guide to avoid getting lost.
While you will have to trek to reach the terraces, this also means that the usual influx of tourists is happily absent here. As a result, you will be able to capture those perfect shots, without the interference of large crowds.
Travelling is always accompanied with some displeasures. Whether it’s a delayed flight, jetlag or some other discomfort, remember that those perfect shots are waiting for you, and they are worth all the fuss.
Kayla studied Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Management Marketing at Boston Business College in Cape Town. She is currently on a very exciting journey of becoming a travel writer through enhancing her skills by writing about safaris, adventure and travel tips.