Everyone’s got one: a secret list of photographic hot spots or happenings that they’d love to shoot for themselves. Whatever genre you prefer to shoot, we can all agree that there are some sights that are absolutely guaranteed to both raise your camera and your spirits. Are any of our picks on your list?
The Milky Way
It’s above our heads almost every evening, yet many of us only dream about shooting this astrological stunner for themselves: as the nights start to get longer, why not set yourself a challenge of capturing it on camera before the year’s out?
It’s a photographic must-do: this remote castle is found on the Northumberland coast, and many, many photographers have battled the elements to capture it over the years. Question is, can you do any better? Best hit the road and find out...
The snow monkeys of Jigokudani Yaen Koen, Japan
We’ve all seen the photos of the “snow monkeys”, or the Japanese macaques that love nothing more than bathing in the region’s famous hot springs: just imagine how much fun it would be to shoot them for yourself! Long lenses and overcoats all round.
Sycamore Gap, Hadrian’s Wall
This iconic tree’s been the subject of more photographs than we’ve had hot dinners - but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth trying your hand at capturing this stunning location on camera. Try a distance shot, or experiment with a creative effect: maybe you’ll be the one to take the definitive shot of this lonely tree...
Ian Savage, photography expert and author.