5 Locations to {Photograph} in February – The Photographer’s Forecast – Picture Suggestions, Inventive Images + Journey Guides


Wish to know the place to take photographs in February?

As a brand new sequence, I wish to doc the perfect locations to {photograph} every month around the globe. Whether or not you’re capable of go to someplace near residence, or plan for an journey subsequent yr, let’s discover the place you possibly can take photographs in February and a number of the most stunning locations and occasions taking place in relation to journey images.

February means we’ve acquired the 2 excessive seasons straight up, winter and summer season. As I’m penning this, it’s 36 levels in Brisbane, Australia, I’m melting and the thought of some frosty mornings and snowy forest hikes with my digicam sounds superbly chilly.

Let’s get into the primary version of The Photographer’s Forecast…yippee! By the best way, when you’ve got any suggestions or tips about what to incorporate subsequent month, simply depart a remark and let me know!

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#1 The Arctic Circle – Winter Landscapes + Lights

Polar Night time has formally led to a lot of the Arctic areas (nonetheless going on the North Pole), with the solar beginning to slowly reappear and reveal these beautiful pastel tones. Photographing wherever above the Arctic Circle will imply longer intervals of blue and golden hours, making it the best time of yr to mud off these snow boots, massive snuggly jackets and get outdoors!

Frosted forests in Lapland, iced lakes, frozen icebergs, snow coated trails and that crisp, clear, chilly air that may’t be matched. Not solely are the landscapes superb for photographers hoping to seize some winter magnificence in February, the night time sky gives a present like no different, as aurora dances above in waves of inexperienced magic.

Head for – The Lofoten Islands in Norway, Lapland (Scandinavia), Greenland, Iceland, Sapporo (Japan), Yukon (Canada), and Alaska.

Associated Guides –
Find out how to Use Your Digicam in Excessive Climates
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Find out how to {Photograph} the Northern Lights

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Lofoten Islands photography location guide

#2 Venice, Italy – Carnival + Foggy Sunrises

It’s Carnival time when the alleys, canals and ballrooms are crammed to the brim with environment, outfits and custom. I first photographed Carnival again in 2008 and was out with my digicam from dawn to sundown, documenting the costumes, personalities and lovely February winter gentle throughout the town.

My tip, enterprise out for dawn and discover the most well-liked spots like Piazza San Marco and the Grand Canal whereas everybody else is sleeping! You’ll be handled to golden hour, shadows, hopefully some early morning fog and might then return to relaxation slightly earlier than venturing out later within the day to get amongst the celebrations.

This yr, the carnival truly began yesterday, February 4th, however continues with day by day occasions till the twenty first. Go to the principle pageant web site and calendar right here.

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#3 Eyre Peninsula, South Australia – Seashores + Sand Dunes

Whereas the northern areas are usually humid, moist and scorching (however nonetheless doable to go to in case you like warmth!), the southern coast of Australia is glowing in summer season! Whereas winter brings some fierce southerly winds and whipped up seas, February tends to supply clear water and calm circumstances. After all, being Australia, there could also be some days the place summer season shortly turns to winter, a wild storm rips by or the waves stir right into a frenzy, however for probably the most half, you should have the warmth, sunshine and superb seashore circumstances.

The Eyre Peninsula presents photographers a decide of empty seashores, deep water rock swimming pools, coastal cliffs and so many sand dunes, you possibly can even swim with seals. I’ll be writing a information to the area over the approaching weeks, however in case you’re planning a visit anytime quickly, you should definitely add Lincoln Nationwide Park, Sheringa Sand Dunes (wonderful + crowd free!), Streaky Bay and Smoky Bay Rockpools to your listing.

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Photographing Australia from Coast to Coast
The Eyre Peninsula Official Tourism Web site
Picture under of the Yanerbie Sandhills and Sheringa Seaside, only a brief drive from Streaky Bay.

#4 The Yosemite Firefall, California, USA –

Whereas I haven’t personally photographed this, I couldn’t write this text with out together with a point out. The Yosemite Firefall attracts photographers from all around the globe every February in an try and witness Horsetail Fall and daylight assembly to create what seems to be, flowing lava/hearth.

This pure phenomenon doesn’t occur all yr, and the circumstances are usually at their finest all through February. The one catch, there does must be slightly water or mist on the falls, so if circumstances are slightly colder than regular, it may not occur till later within the month.
Take a peek on the NPS information right here with all the knowledge you want to plan a go to! Additionally, whilst you’re comparatively close by, Dying Valley in winter will present photographers with cooler circumstances, superb for mountaineering and exploring the numerous trails, dunes and landscapes of the area.

Associated Guides –
Panorama Images: Capturing Particulars inside a Scene
A Photographer’s Information to Dying Valley Nationwide Park

Picture under of the area in winter ©2023 Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau

#5 The Maldives –

With photographs of over-water bungalows on the covers of many luxurious magazines, The Maldives has a fame of being a luxurious vacation spot for honeymooners. There are nevertheless, so many islands to discover starting from native and distant to tremendous high-end and indulgent. Not solely that, you possibly can island hope on a standard Dhoni, or if underwater images is your factor, attempt a live-aboard dive boat expertise.

February falls throughout the interval often called the perfect time to go to the Maldives with calmer and cooler days, temperatures good for swimming and water readability is near its peak.

My decide of the islands are Fesdu (W Maldives), Reethi Rah (One&Solely Resorts) and the native island of Thulusdhoo, roughly 23km from Male.

Associated Hyperlinks –

The Go to Maldives Official Tourism Web site

Photographing the Underwater World of the Maldives

The Maldives: An Underwater Photographer’s Dream

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Whats up! I’m the founder and photographer behind The Wandering Lens.
With 17+yrs expertise as knowledgeable journey and panorama photographer, all recommendation discovered on this web site is from my private expertise on the highway. I hope it’s helpful in your personal travels and would love to listen to within the feedback about your journeys and experiences around the globe.

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