If you are looking for photographic inspiration to get your creative juices flowing, then look no further than Great Britain.
We are often too quick to assume that the most beautiful places in the world are overseas. However, the fact is that we have some very photogenic, stunning landscapes right here on our doorstep. As such, here is a list of some of the top spots in the UK for capturing that perfect landscape shot.
The Yorkshire Dales have some of Britain’s most beautiful limestone scenery, including crags, hillside paths and caves. The Dales boast a variety of different moods, from quiet and peaceful to wild and windy. Many people capture shots of some of the wonderfully strange rock formations here, such as Malham Cove and Gordale Scar, or its stunning waterfalls like Hardraw Force and Aysgarth Falls. Whernside is the highest point in the Dales and offers breathtaking views out towards Morecambe Bay and the Lake District.
This stunning region of North Wales is renowned for its photogenic beauty. The dramatic mountains of Snowdonia are reflected amazingly in the tranquil lakes of the valleys. In 2012, a picture of Snowdonia, taken by Michal Tekl, won a competition to find the top national park landscape in the UK. The shot is of Cwm Idwal, which is in the Glyderau range of the mountains.
The Giant’s Causeway is the result of a volcanic eruption that took place in ancient times in this region of what is now Northern Ireland. The area consists of around 40,000 basalt columns, which interlock with one another. The structure provides photographers with fantastically weird shapes and shadows, which can create stunning images.
This beautiful area of woodland in Oxfordshire boasts stunning views of the Thames flood plain, which lies to the north, and the traditional market town of Faringdon, which lies to the east. Badbury Clump within the area is famous for its abundance of bluebells, as well as tall and slender beech trees. Photographers have the opportunity to experiment with light effects in the sheltered woodland, and make the most of the stark contract of colours between the wild flowers and the surroundings.
It is often assumed that the most photogenic areas are rural ones. However, this is not always the case and the UK has some fantastic urban areas to explore. Manchester is a city full of hidden gems. Visit Ancoats within the inner-city area of Manchester to capture snaps of some impressive buildings and former mills, which formed part of this once industrial heartland.