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acamp7

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I am a photographer and I love to travel to Greece to take photos. I am scheduled to travel there again this fall, and I thought I would make a list of some places to visit. I am also wondering if you guys have any recommendations! Here is what I have come up with - chime in with some suggestions, too - I will be in Greece for at least a few weeks:

1. Temple of Poseidon - Cape Sounion (I hear there are great sunset shots here)
2. Oia, Santorini at sunset - I haven't sorted out quite where in the village yet butI figured I'd figure that out when I get there
3. Chania, Crete (I need some from here for my collection)
4. Slice of life types of photos in Athens and other cities
5. Plenty of food photos all over Greece

Let me know if you have some standout places/ types of photos I should take.
 

Dionasia

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I am a photographer and I love to travel to Greece to take photos. I am scheduled to travel there again this fall, and I thought I would make a list of some places to visit. I am also wondering if you guys have any recommendations! Here is what I have come up with - chime in with some suggestions, too - I will be in Greece for at least a few weeks:

1. Temple of Poseidon - Cape Sounion (I hear there are great sunset shots here)
2. Oia, Santorini at sunset - I haven't sorted out quite where in the village yet butI figured I'd figure that out when I get there
3. Chania, Crete (I need some from here for my collection)
4. Slice of life types of photos in Athens and other cities
5. Plenty of food photos all over Greece

Let me know if you have some standout places/ types of photos I should take.
I would have to say Zakinthos. The water there is a spectacular blue and so many caves and beautiful rock formations. Traveling the mainland to Delphi and Meteora is quite beautiful as well. I don’t think you can go wrong wherever you travel. kalo taxithe
 
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k_tsoukalas

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I agree with Dionasia - Zakynthos seems like a good choice. It's so pretty there and you will get some memorable shots of the natural beauty. There are a lot of photos of the main destinations floating around. I am not saying to not work through the list you provided, but you should always go to the less popular places so you can get photos that aren't as common.
 
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One of my favorite photo opps ever is the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. It's easily accessed from Athens. I would definitely make sure you go there during sunset.
 
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nm1999

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I am partial to slice of life photography! I find it the most interesting and engaging. The photos you can take - you can actually do anywhere in Greece. Table scenes - people enjoy the food and drinking, sitting by the water with a cocktail in hand, etc. You don't need to actually show the people because the shots can be more about the scene. Stuff like people shopping, enjoying a museum, walking the streets, etc... those bring a place to life.
 
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fornace55

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If you are really a photographer, you find subjects wherever you go in Greece. Just keep your eyes and your lens open!
 
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Deborah

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One of my favorite photo opps ever is the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. It's easily accessed from Athens. I would definitely make sure you go there during sunset.
When you go to Sounion for sunset, be sure that you arrive well before. There could be a long ticket line at the entrance and as a photographer, you might want to walk around a bit to select your vantage point. The sun disappears quickly and you’ll be trying to shoot around a lot of people. All of Greece is picturesque!
 
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When you go to Sounion for sunset, be sure that you arrive well before. There could be a long ticket line at the entrance and as a photographer, you might want to walk around a bit to select your vantage point. The sun disappears quickly and you’ll be trying to shoot around a lot of people. All of Greece is picturesque!
Great tip! I went off-season so this didn't happen to me - so it's good advice! I will use it myself next time I go!
 
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Lee

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I am a photographer and I love to travel to Greece to take photos. I am scheduled to travel there again this fall, and I thought I would make a list of some places to visit. I am also wondering if you guys have any recommendations! Here is what I have come up with - chime in with some suggestions, too - I will be in Greece for at least a few weeks:

1. Temple of Poseidon - Cape Sounion (I hear there are great sunset shots here)
2. Oia, Santorini at sunset - I haven't sorted out quite where in the village yet butI figured I'd figure that out when I get there
3. Chania, Crete (I need some from here for my collection)
4. Slice of life types of photos in Athens and other cities
5. Plenty of food photos all over Greece

Let me know if you have some standout places/ types of photos I should take.
The Door on Naxos and stay at the Grotta Hotel, a trip to Meteora
 
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acamp7

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If you are really a photographer, you find subjects wherever you go in Greece. Just keep your eyes and your lens open!
Good point!!! I find that those are often the best photos. Greece is phenomenal no matter where you go.

Thank you, all, for your suggestions!
 

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1. Visit the Parthenon - would you believe I've never really explored it? Usually we fly into Athens and then quickly move on to our destination.
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Best Photo Spots in Greece?

I am a photographer and I love to travel to Greece to take photos. I am scheduled to travel there again this fall, and I thought I would make a list of some places to visit. I am also wondering if you guys have any recommendations! Here is what I have come up with - chime in with some suggestions, too - I will be in Greece for at least a few weeks:

1. Temple of Poseidon - Cape Sounion (I hear there are great sunset shots here)
2. Oia, Santorini at sunset - I haven't sorted out quite where in the village yet butI figured I'd figure that out when I get there
3. Chania, Crete (I need some from here for my collection)
4. Slice of life types of photos in Athens and other cities
5. Plenty of food photos all over Greece

Let me know if you have some standout places/ types of photos I should take.

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