We’ve all been there. A spurt of fantastic photos and suddenly, the camera is gathering dust on the shelf. A week, a month and before you know it you haven’t taken a picture in a year or more. It’s heartbreaking – no to mention not great for us.
There are however a few places in Wales that will get you clicking away like no tomorrow.
It’s hardly surprising that the region of Snowdonia would be on here. It’s heralded as one of the best photography places in Wales and covers more than 800 square miles of stunning landscape. From the fact it is the highest peak in Wales to the Cregennan Lakes and Dysynni Valley, there is so much to get your teeth into. Imagine the editing potential alone here.
The glorious mountain range is impressive and is filled with waterfalls, lakes, caves, and castles. The best way to get as much captures as possible here is to get a really good pair of hiking boots and a few camera batteries.
This little gem is nestled in south Wales and is part of the Glamorgan heritage coast. If water, reflections, coasts and sunsets/rises are your thing, then this is one for you. Plenty of rock pools to test out some new angles on.
The every changing, utterly stunning and historical Cardiff gives a little something different to the hills and valleys. Cardiff castle alone is worth a trip, but the Edwardian shopping arcades make it unmissable. You’ll need a few days to make the most of it, so check out serviced apartments Cardiff.
If you have a thing for testing out long exposure, then this 120-foot waterfall in the north of Wales will pique your interest no doubt. You can park a little way away and walk to the falls.
Weekends are about replenishment and rejuvenation. Time in Wales would definitely be part of my ideal weekend, at my own hotel, set in 72 acres of absolute gorgeousness. I can already feel the air working its magic, with the sea breeze drifting over us. – Neil Morrissey
This little treasure is in the south of Wales and is very well known for its stunning beach and Dunraven Bay (Bae Dwnrhefn). The soaring cliffs and the tidal pools give you so much to work with in terms of composition and style, there is a lot of texture to capture. Low tide gives you a lot of space to work with and a lot of room for exploration and preparation.
If you have a thing for vast expanses of water, then this reservoir east of Snowdonia National Park is just phenomenal. It is a popular destination, but due to the multiple elements, you can spend days and days here before you feel complete and you nailed the shot.