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I know that this is not the standard answer one would expect but get into Geocaching or waypointing. The wife and I do this when travelling and it has led us to some of the most awesome hidden parks, trails, and local venues that you will never find on a tourist map. Imagine finding old mills, hidden wildlife preserves, etc. We don't do it so much for the ...


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I am not sure if you are a member on Flikr, but if you are, I would recommend joining a local Flikr group. I had a similar issue, but after joining the Flikr group dedicated to my area, I could look at what others were shooting(often geotagged), and sometimes directly ask, where they were shooting. I don't know how useful this is, but it helped me out. :) ...


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Online mapping services are great for this, especially if you're just passing through an area on business, have maybe an hour to grab some photos, and don't want to waste your time. I usually use Google Maps, with "Photos" and "Terrain" both enabled. That gives you a good sense of the lie of the land, and shows what other people found worth photographing. ...


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What subject areas do you want to photograph? KL has lots to see but is also an excellent gateway for short quick cheap (or cheapish) trips to elsewhere. Cameron highlands (daytrip) worthwhile. Malacca !!! - VERY good. LONG day trip possible but go for a weekend. Bus trip cheapish and not very long. Hostels cheap. Old history, people, architecture. ...


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I would say a great, beautiful fall location for landscape photography would be Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. This park contains a spectacular view of a beautiful stretch of the continental divide, and during fall, the landscape is painted with a fiery vista of yellows, oranges, and reds as the aspens change color. Here is a shot of the RMNP ...


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I think your best bet would be to analyze a peak fall foliage map and use that as a guide to what destinations you want to attempt to shoot. The maps typically use past data to give you a guide to the general time frame that colors are at the peak. They are not going to be solid dates every year, and weather plays a large part in the process. You have to ...


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For the dangers, i would recommend the Venezuela Travel Reports offered by the government of Canada. They are normally up-to-date and contains lots of important information about the precaution to take in this country. The Venezuela report also contains a regional warning. There are some Canadian specific info, but most of it is general for anybody in the ...


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At least according to Wikipedia, these types of sites can be referred to as geolocation-oriented photo sharing sites. Here is the list of what I use: Flickr Map Google Maps(Click on "Photos" feature) Photosynth on Bing Maps(I click into it from the PS site) Google Earth Panoramio(The same as the two above) - More info at StackOverFlow Stuck On ...


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You can search the images in http://images.google.com by providing the url/upload of the image when the image is popular but no geolocation is available. According result from Google's image search, the first one is likely shoot in Jiuzhaigou, China. The second one is likely shoot in Luoping, China.


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One great way to find good photo locations (landscape or otherwise) is to browse the Maps feature of Flickr. Start on the Flickr World Map and then enter your location to narrow things down. You'll be able to scroll around and find photos that have been uploaded and geotagged.


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Awesome locations are rarely a secret... You can often find them on postcards and picture books from the area. That's advice I've been given time after time. ...although I don't always do it. When leaving a place I sometimes see awesome photos on postcards that I wished I knew about earlier.


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Always carry photography gear in carry-on luggage, no one treats your luggage like you do!


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Thanks for asking a question that I can help on. I'm a photography beginner so I rarely get to contribute. But to me, the answer seems obvious: ask the locals :) Get to know your neighbors, and ask them where the best views are. Some local interest groups could help - hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, boating, bird-watching, botany? Perhaps your ...


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Flickr has quite a good map feature for photos that have geo-tagging info: http://www.flickr.com/map/


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On the east coast, the peak foliage changes on a less-than-a-week basis, and goes from north to south (obviously). There are online sites that give you a forecast for the peak locations. Basically, all New-England is a great place for such photography. One very nice location is the White-Mountains area in New-Hampshire. During the fall of 2009, we managed to ...


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I don't really have a particular recommendation with respect to photo tours but I have been a few times and Cuba is gorgeous! Get away from the tourist resorts and you will be in a photographer's dream. The old city architecture in any of the bigger cities is stunning and largely in a state of disrepair which makes it real. (Like Prague before the fall of ...


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I love going to Papa John's Park over off of Bluegrass Parkway. If you're able to travel and getting up early, you can go to Birnhim just south of Louisville near bardstown. They have some awesome woods and trees. May sound silly, but when I got into photography several years ago, I got a season pass to the Louisville Zoo and had some awesome learning ...


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I really enjoyed the city view from the NBC building's observation deck.


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I would go out very often on different times in different directions and LOOK AROUND and think... You'll always find something interesting, maybe not at this time of day but then You can bear in mind to come back f.ex. at night or on sunset... etc. This was shoot when I go for a walk with dog to nearby huge field of grass: http://goo.gl/G1rn And this in ...


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I recommend taking a trip over to Brooklyn via the Brooklyn bridge and going down to the river side. Some classic shots of both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridge can be got, particularly at sunrise / sunset.


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I came across a website called Pashadelic. From what I can tell, they are trying to aid photographers find and discover great location for landscape photography. Their map is quite advance allowing you to load information such as panoramio photos and allowing you to see the sun/moon position. It's still in beta but I see a potential. ...


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It's the Benjamin Franklin Bridge; crosses the Delaware River. Connects Camden, New Jersey to to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. That bus is about to enter Philly, judging from this vantage.


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You are never going to know for sure how a place will work until you're actually there, so of course the best way to know is through experience :) Now, for the rest of us who aren't old and gray, retired with plenty of time on our hands, or a professional who gets paid to sit and wait on a hill for the perfect shot... There are some good resources online to ...


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Go to the south west of the country and head for Kerry, specifically Dingle and continue west and drive around the peninsula. There's some amazing views there. It won't be great if it's a bad day though!


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You could try selling this to them as something they can add to their marketing. After all it adds to the attraction of their venue if this service is on offer. If this isn't enough for them then try sweetening the deal with a small cut of the profits that way you only pay out if you make money. I have never done this myself but know others that have and its ...


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Panoramio You either enter a name (ex: 'statue of liberty') or use the interactive map. Some of the same images are available in Google Maps. You only need to go to where you want and enable the 'Photos' option from the overview thumbnail on the upper right of the map.


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Map-A-Pic Location Scout is good for remembering locations. After you add some locations, you can tag them, search, get directions, add additional pictures to the locations, and more. UPDATE: As of June 2013, Map-A-Pic can read geo-location exif data from images, and create new locations using that data!


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Cannock Chase has some nice landscapes as does Kinver Edge. I've also heard good things about the Lickey Hills, though I've never been. Both Kinver and Cannock are probably Spring/Summer only places, though you can probably get some nice snow-clad landscapes from the Lickey Hills. Just a little bit further afield, you can go to the Forest of Dean, which is ...


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It may be a bit late for this, but be sure to check whether the arboretum has any photo policies. I know that in two locations I looked into here, one prohibits commercial photography unless the photographer purchases a license. The other was fine with small groups, but they've got some guidelines about behavior and the size of your entourage (ex: stay on ...


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If you have access to an iPad, Trey Ratcliff of Stuck in Customs has a free app called Stuck on Earth. This uses crowdsourcing to choose popular locations and photos. Like Google Earth/Maps, you can zoom in on locations, and with the app, click on spots and view photos taken there. You can take Shane's advice, have a look at south west Ireland, and then ...



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