The United States are a huge country that is a photographer’s dream playground. It is also a great place for location scouts. Filled with man-made, spectacular landmarks as well as natural wonders, you could travel the length and the breadth of the US and still find something worth shooting, everywhere you go.
Below, you will find a list of some of the greatest U.S. spots that will challenge and inspire any photography enthusiast.
Manhattan, New York
The New York skyline is one of the most photographed places in the world, and for good reason. It is especially impressive at night, but clear weather daytime shots also turn out very well. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Central Park, the top of the Rock and Governor’s Island are all great spots to take photos from.
Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California is another iconic structure that makes an amazing photo. If you catch the fog lifting over the bridge in the morning, you could be rewarded with an extra special photograph. The best places to capture that sunrise shot include Battery Spencer, Presidio Park and Marshall Beach.
The Grand Canyon
A natural wonder in Arizona and one of the most visited landmarks worldwide, the red rock and the huge swathes that are cut out of it make for excellent photography opportunities. The key to this location is to just get out and hike. Do take some protective gear and always take a flashlight and plenty of water.
People often forget that the Hawaii archipelago is part of the United States and it is one of the most naturally beautiful spots in the world. Aside from the incredible wildlife that includes native species and whales, there are plenty of places that are absolutely stunning including Waipio Valley.
If you are after something a bit more eerie and rugged, then another beautiful spot for photographs is the Badlands National Park in South Dakota. The imposing mountains in dry arid terrain make excellent subject matter, but always remember to respect the customs of native Americans.