Visual Stimulation: 5 of the Most Photogenic Cities

Whether you’re a professional photographer, or a part-time picture taker, living in a photogenic city can really enhance your craft. If you’re looking to relocate, or looking to find your muse, these 5 photogenic cities have everything you need.


1. San Francisco, CA

While The Golden Gate Bridge is the most photographed bridge in the world, there are many other beautiful locations throughout San Francisco that make it a captivating scene. From the Mission District to the contrasting Downtown and all the way through Presidio National Park, photographers discover numerous photo-worthy landscapes throughout the city and along the bay. With the city alone covering 49 square miles, there are countless scenes that photographers can turn into art. It’s no wonder so many people consider San Francisco one of the best places to live.

2. New York City, NY

New York City is a mecca for all types of creatives, from writers to fashion designers and more, and that includes photographers. New York earns a top spot for its incredible architecture, range of cultures, and stunning night scene that allows creatives of all sorts to express themselves while connecting to the city. The Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, and The Chrysler Building are just some of the city’s photogenic landmarks that enchant so many people.

3. Honolulu, HI

Few cities in the United States offer the same type of tropical beauty that Honolulu does. With a riveting skyline, city-lovers can photograph spectacular architectural structures, while outdoor photographers can capture clear blue waters, palm trees, and stunning backdrops. When the sun goes down, the city lights up and sparkles off the tropical waters to create an amazing scene. Plus, the range of tourist activities, museums, and cultural spectacles give photographers incredible stories to tell.

4. Savannah, GA

Savannah’s historic district brings architectural elements together with nature to provide a beauty rarely seen in other cities. The gardens, sculptures, buildings, and fountains make it a beautiful place to snap photos and one of the South’s best places to live. The Georgian, Greek Revival, and Gothic styles of the 18th and 19th century, along with the many original squares, maintain an elegance about the city that few photographers can resist capturing.

5. Las Vegas, NV

If historic architecture isn’t your style, perhaps booming nightlife and the captivating Las Vegas lights will inspire you. When the sun goes down, Las Vegas becomes one of the most beautiful and stimulating cities in the U.S. Whether you’re capturing the motion of the beautiful lights, the art of the fountains and sculptures, or the culture of the city’s performing arts, there’s something beautiful to see in every corner of the Las Vegas strip. Some of the most photographed locations nearby include the fountains of Bellagio, the Welcome to Las Vegas sign, and the nearby Red Rock Canyon.

While each of these cities have something spectacular of their own to offer, they each have one thing in common. Their architecture and beauty make them each a wonderful location for photographers, whether these creatives are looking for a photogenic city to settle down in or are simply seeking a beautiful tourist location.

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About the author:

Jeff Schultz is an Atlanta-based travel enthusiast and writer contributing to blogs and publications around the country.

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