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Old 06-09-2012, 04:05 PM
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I am aware of professional tours(photog pros lead) that help novice photographers on tips to take pictures of landmarks, nature, etc. while traveling around the world. Those tend to be expensive though. Anyone know of good sites where just normal vacationers trying to get together for a common date and vacation location helping each other out to get great pics? It would be nice to get advice on occasion for a certain situation from a person who has more experience.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:34 AM
 
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How about contacting local camera clubs?
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:32 AM
 
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Some of the photographer-oriented websites are possible sources for this info. I am aware of one where there is a regular gathering for the Maryland eastern shore during the migration season and out at Bosque del Apache for sandhill cranes. There may well be others.

I'm not posting links, as I'm not sure I can.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:00 PM
 
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As rational1 said, you could try photography-specific sites like POTN where they have a regional meetup section.

Other than that, to find good photography locations, I do three things:

1. Go to Flickr and search for the place you're going. Since many cameras come with geotagging, you'll be able to see the exact spot many of the pictures were taken from.

2. Go to Google Maps (or Google Earth) and turn on the Photos layer -- again, you can see pictures taken from various locations. The only caveat for this is that unlike the geotagged map in Flickr (which is automatic by the camera), the geotagging in Google can often be manually done by the user -- so the location may not be exactly where the picture was taken from.

3. Google for any photography tips on the place I'll be visiting. I found a detailed walking photography tour of Prague before I went, put up by a Prague photography club.
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