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Accessible Photography Holidays

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Have camera, will travel...

Taking photos that last a lifetime is one of the best things about going on holiday. Great pictures serve as wonderful mementos to look back on – whether they’re dramatic landscapes of far-flung places or precious snaps of you and your loved ones.

And because photography is such a popular and accessible hobby, there are plenty of incredible ways to enjoy it while on holiday. Numerous tour operators offer photography workshops and courses throughout the UK and abroad. They provide excursions to picturesque areas to capture amazing images of the local scenery and wildlife, along with in-depth tutoring to help you hone your skills. Get in touch today, and we’ll help you find a package that meets your requirements!

Alternatively, you might just want to visit one of the world’s most photogenic locations and snap away at breathtaking landscapes, world-famous monuments and incredible sunsets. To help you decide on a destination, we’ve chosen some of the best holiday locations in the UK and abroad to capture on camera.

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Top UK photography subjects and destinations

Cities

London skyline with Tower Bridge and the Gherkin

London is a city of landmarks and icons. From black taxis to Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace to Big Ben, it’s full of timeless photo opportunities. Stand on Waterloo Bridge and take in the familiar city skyline, or head to Parliament Hill for the best views of all.

Architecture

View over Edinburgh cityscape from a monument on Calton Hill Edinburgh With over 5,000 listed buildings, Edinburgh is home to some of the most beautiful, important and varied architecture in the world. Take a stroll through the Georgian splendour of New Town, or head to Calton Hill or Edinburgh Castle for amazing city vistas.

Heritage

Stonehenge against an orange sky, Wiltshire Wiltshire boasts many of the UK’s most important Stone Age monuments, including Avebury and Stonehenge. It’s also the site of Salisbury Cathedral, whose towering spire and scenic location has made it a favourite with painters and photographers throughout the ages.

Water

Beautiful view of Buttermere lake and surrounding green mountains in the Lake District, Cumbria, UK The Lake District has sixteen lakes, numerous tarns and a scenic stretch of coastline – all waiting and sparkling for you. The region’s unrivalled beauty has ensured that it’s one of Britain’s most popular locations for photographic holidays and workshops.

Wildlife

Small tortoiseshell butterfly close up on a plant Devon is inhabited by a rich variety of wildlife across its moors, coastlines, woods and rivers. Take action shots of ponies or red deer grazing on moorland, puffins perched on precarious cliffs, or England’s only breeding population of wild beavers busy with their latest building project!

Landscapes

Dorset coastline with pink skies, sea and white cliffs Dorset’s 90 miles of coastline provides plenty of scope to capture ageless photos of the sea meeting the land under clear skies. The county’s lack of environmental pollution makes for stunningly crisp images, with the arched rock of Durdle Door a must for any landscape photographer.

Nature

Beautiful scenery of green mountains, a lake, and a cottage in Snowdonia National Park, Wales Wales is a country full of natural beauty. Bordered by the Irish Sea and Atlantic Ocean to the west, it has over 800 miles of rugged coastline and over 50 islands. From gentle green valleys to mountainous terrain, Wales offers an abundance of opportunities to practise your natural photography skills and techniques.

Celebrations

Sheep grazing on a lush field in Yorkshire in rolling hills at sunset Yorkshire The bustling towns and lush dales of Yorkshire provide stunning backdrops to frame your celebrations with family and friends. Head to Harrogate to commemorate an important family event or the North Yorkshire Moors for plenty of peace and relaxation.

Sunrises

Beautiful sunset on the beach, with sea waves rolling towards the rocks The Isle of Skye was voted by Travel Magazine as the best place in the world to watch the sun set – seeing off competition from destinations like Hawaii and the Maldives. Remote and beautiful, on the Isle of Skye, the summer evenings are long, the skies are dramatic and the location unspoilt.

Top overseas destinations

The Baltics

A cruise ship sails on the Baltic Sea under a cloudy sky The Baltics Cruise the Baltic Sea to the Arctic Circle and watch the scenery change from a lush green to frozen white. With glaciers, Arctic wildlife and the possibility of the Northern Lights, the opportunities for capturing amazing images are limitless.

Egypt

Ancient statue of a pharaoh against a blue sky in Luxor, Egypt Egypt To visit Egypt is to travel to an ancient land that is full of mystery and awe. Marvel at the wonders of the Pyramids and the Sphinx, spend time in the vast desert and experience the Bedouin culture, or stay in a luxury resort on the Red Sea.

Venice

The Grand Canal in Venice, with the Santa Maria Basilica in the background Venice One of the most fascinating and beautiful cities on earth, Venice is a photographer’s dream. The bridges cast shadows while the light falls on the canals and piazzas, all framed by Gothic architecture and Byzantine art.

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