9 creative ways and places to take a selfie

So you’ve snapped a selfie with a C-list celebrity, taken one in the bathroom mirror, done the high-angle pouting selfie, and now you’re after something different? Once you’ve taken one selfie you’ve naturally got the urge to try and top it with the next. Also before you know it, the ‘interesting selfie’ wars break out on the social networks, and the pressure is on to up your game. Hopefully these ideas will give you some inspiration for your next selfie. Share them in the comments! 1. The Underwater Selfie If you’re feeling a bit adventurous or have a waterproof camera/housing … Continue reading

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12 unmissable photo locations in Houston, Texas

Houston is a mega tourist city, and as such has so much interesting things to shoot. But as ever, one of the tricks is finding the right location for you. If you’re traveling with a family, Houston is also great – with locations to entertain the little ones why you can get a few cheeky bursts off. We’ve used our photo location finder tool to compile this list of photo ops, but of course there’s plenty more if you do a search for Houston in the orange search box above, or click the link below. See all the photo locations … Continue reading

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11 great photography locations in Phoenix, Arizona

Arizona has a long history, steeped in Native American settlements, wars, gold mining, the wild west and stunning geology. That all makes Arizona’s capital a pretty special place for photographers. But with so much to offer, it’s all about finding the right place. Continue reading

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Top 10 breathtaking photo locations in the Grand Canyon

Nature is awesome, and nowhere is that more apparent than the Grand Canyon. Over the course of about 17 million years, the Colorado River has cut this beautiful scar through Arizona, and drawing flocks of people from around the world to see it.

But, unless you’re Superman or renting a helicopter, you’re unlikely to be able to see all 277 miles of it. Hopefully that’s where ShotHotspot can help. Here’s our top 10 breaktaking (mostly landscape) spots around the Grand Canyon. Continue reading

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Top 10 photo locations in Edinburgh, Scotland

With it’s cobbled streets and friendly atmosphere you’d be forgiven for forgetting that Edinburgh is a major city. It manages to maintain the charm of a small town, which other cities *cough, London, cough* fail to do.

As such there’s a ton of little nooks and crannies boasting fresh photo opportunities. We’ve listed the main photo locations in Edinburgh that we could find, but there’s as ever lots more you’ll be able to find using our search engine. Continue reading

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6 abandoned or derelict Abbeys in North England

Two things have surprised me so far with ShotHotspot. 1. Transexuals like to take geotagged pictures of themselves (do they need to be geotagged!?), and 2. we get a lot of search for abandoned buildings.

We know some of the searches are Urban Explorers scouting out their next location, which is cool*, but a lot are photographers trying to find that dilapidated look for their photo shoot.

This post lists some derelict Abbeys in the North of England. These hundreds of years old monasteries or convents have fallen into a state of disrepair, and are in that slow process of being reclaimed by nature. They make for fantastic photography opportunities and boast leading lines-a-plenty. Continue reading

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9 photo locations in San Francisco that aren’t the Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco is an amazingly diverse place, with so much to shoot. It’s no surprise that the most iconic photos of San Francisco are dominated by the Golden Gate Bridge, but it’s easy to forget how much else it has to offer to the photographer.

Here’s just some of the places that are worth paying a visit to with your camera. Continue reading

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Top 10 photo locations in Sydney, Australia

Sydney is full of amazing sites, so its tricky to pick just 10 places to take photos. But I’ve tried my best to come up with just 10 using the ShotHotspot search engine. Continue reading

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8 incredible locations for coastal photos in California

Just happened to stumble upon these locations in California. I’m a bit of a softie for a good seascape, so this makes me wish I lived a bit closer! Continue reading

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Top 10 photo locations in New York City

I was lucky enough to visit NYC in early 2012, but unlucky enough to not have ShotHotspot to help me plan my trip. I missed quite a few of these places, so if you’re heading that way you may want to consider these places.

We’ve used our search engine to make this list of the best photo locations in New York City. It’s quite touristy, but we’ll do another one for the more unknown spots. Continue reading

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