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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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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