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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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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