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Submit your opinions right here.
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>>3321715
My nr1 pick: Hong Kon g
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>>3321716
nr2: Kyoto
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The one you have with you
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>>3321720

This is the one I have with me
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>>3321724
Praha?
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>>3321739
Ghent, Belgium nigga
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Edinburgh, but I've only been to/shot a handful of cities

Amsterdam is somewhere you can walk from end to end in an hour and it's literally photo ops on every street, but it's very touristy

Ones I haven't visited but reckon would probably be up there
>Kyoto
>Pretty much anywhere in Switzerland
>Prague
>Florence
>Maybe Venice, but I suspect it's another Amsterdam

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>>3321742
The gothic spire reminded me of Prague. Besides, most people only hear of Brussels, although it’s over rated and lacks aesthetics like Flanders, or elsewhere.
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>>3321715
The best city for photography happens to be what ever one your in at the time.
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>>3321774
Brussels is utter shit, ugly, dirty and dangerous.
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Most cities are good for photography, it's up to the photographer to rise to it.
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Aleppo is quite good, literally photo ops on every street, and it is not touristy at all.
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>>3321720
>>3321785
"the best will always be the one you don't have"
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>>3321715
osaka kinda sucks and everyone takes the same type of photos in kyoto
>>3321716
I agree with HK
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>>3321715
> Pretty much anywhere in Switzerland
It's amazing how many good/interesting sights there are in Switzerland. Very diverse architecture, mountains, lakes, rivers and streams, various climates and people with all sorts of clothing styles. All of it densely packed together in the size of ~2 larger US metropolitan areas or so, with better public transit.

But the actual individual cities are smaller. Still not bad at all for photography in many cases, but Prague and of course even more Hong Kong have a fairly vast size / population advantage.

> Maybe Venice, but I suspect it's another Amsterdam
It's IMO a bit better because of the architecture and obscenely rich decorations on many buildings. And because it has more places where you can see a bit further into the distance. Plus also because of the not too few somewhat decayed side roads and the sometimes almost weirdly sparsely decorated restaurants and shops and half-dilapidated places some of the locals use - contrasting bits and pieces.

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>>3321956
Ban evasion.

Saged.
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>>3321887
Is there anything there to photograph other than poor people and rubble?
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Luxembourg

>>3321724
I see your snow in the city shot and I raise mine

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>>3321840
Indeed it is
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>>3321959
Other photographers.

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>>3321887
>it is not touristy at all.
Don't tell Instagram
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>>3321720
how do i upvote on this subreddit
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>>3321963
You're right about Luxembourg, I live there and it's great for any kind of picture you'd want.
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>>3321715
could they copy times square any more?

Japs have no shame

>lets throw in venice too!
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>>3321910

>everyone takes the same type of photos in kyoto
>3321716
>I agree with HK

Everyone takes the same photos in Hong Kong and pretty well every other city. This is because no-one does any research of their own they just copy what they see on the internet
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>>3322040
What, like shots from Victoria peak?

I’m a white guy but I know a good bit about HK and I’m convinced I could find some out of the way places to take photos there

(Not the other guy, but I’d still like to know what areas are particularly touristy so I can avoid them when I go for photos)
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>>3321785
This but unironically

And they're best shot with your own "eye" vs. trying to shoot the same shit everyone else does.
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>>3321910
I agree with Osaka sucking, but I think you can squeeze a few fun shots out of the older parts of town, like the older shopping streets, but man those touristy areas are kitschy and sad in the day time.

Kyoto I think is fun if you don't try to copy the typical tourist sites like fushimi inari. It's an interesting city with a lot of old and new mixed together.

pic related, taken in kyoto

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>>3322061
>What, like shots from Victoria peak?
... and Yick Cheong Building, Rainbow Estate, neon ights, the sides of residential tower blocks, rainy alleyways, muh cyberpunk, muh urban dystopia ... ad nausium.

It's not hard to find intriguing shots even in the tourist areas in HK but no serious photographer, in any well known tourist city for that matter, is going to tell you where the more off the beaten track places are.

That said, they are usually not that hard to find. Do your fucking research before you go then get out and walk.
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santiago de chile is the best for street garbage also lots of decorative asses
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>>3322092
I didn't ask for the off the beaten track places, I asked about which places are over done.

Also, if no serious photographer would tell you where the places are, how would you research them? (I'm playing the devil's advocate here, I'm confident if I were there I'd find shots)
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>>3322024
I do too and I disagree. Our light pollution is horrible for any serious astrophotography. I can recommend the german flats north-east from Echternach though.
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>>3322076
if you didn't tell us it was taken in Kyoto no one would of known, it's just a photo of a bucket
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>>3322076
>>3321910

Kyoto has a lot of historical brick buildings that look absolutely amazing, but are largely ignored by tourists.

Doshisha University, for example, is all brick buildings and looks quite cool.

I actually live in Kyoto and have a hard time going out to shoot some days. Everything is touristy and overdone, or something I have already shot before.

Doing the Gion Matsuri Hoko Assembly right now. Took pictures of it a few years ago, but gonna try again now that I am better (or at least I think I am).
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No. 1 always going to be Tokyo for me. I'll never get bored of it.

>>3321910
I agree about Kyoto. To be honest I feel it's true for Japan in general, most people just take the same touristy shots. Kyoto is the most touristy so you see the most boring shit from there. It's definitely my least favorite place to photo in Japan from all the places I've visited there, and also as an overall experience especially in spring when it's full of tourists.

>>3322076
I don't think Osaka sucks but it can be a bit challenging. Everyone just goes to Namba or the castle to take the same pictures.

Fushimi inari is hell. I don't think I'll ever go there again if I'm in Kyoto when it's spring. If you really need to go there, take the longer and steeper climb from the side, it's so much nicer.

Photo is from Kyoto.

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>>3321715
F8 and be there
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>>3322116
>I asked about which places are over done.
Well I already gave you a list of those
>Yick Cheong Building, Rainbow Estate, neon lights, the sides of residential tower blocks, rainy alleyways, muh cyberpunk, muh urban dystopia ...

I don't really mind the obvious tourist shots such as the Peak and Po Lin monastery. That's what the vast majority of tourists go to see. The first thing I do when I go to a city for the first time is get all those kind of shots done and out the way. Yeah, I like to see the famous places too. It's the "I'm an edgy photographer" types that flock to Yick Cheong and take the same tired old shots then post them on forums waiting for applause that are wearisome.

>I'm confident if I were there I'd find shots
Maybe you would, you don't really have to go far to find interesting shots, you just need to keep your eyes open.

>how would you research them?
I'll give you a clue, it begins with a gee. I usually start with a map. You can learn a lot about a place from a map. Then I take things I find on the map and dig a little deeper.
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Georgia, Tbilisi.

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>>3321720
f/8 and be in your city.
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>>3321765
>>3321933
Venetian (well, kinda, I live in the mainland next Venice) here, I've been to Amsterdam and while it's a very beautiful city, it's nowhere near like Venice: there are (some) canals and (some) bridges, and that's pretty much where the things in common end.

Anyway, yes, Venice is a unique place, but making a good original photo out of it is almost impossible: I think the sheer volume of pictures taken each day is enough to make a 3D model precise to the nanometer through photogrammetry. Also, there's a serious accessibility issue: if you're a tourist you're bound to stick to the same places everybody goes; I do think the beauty of Venice can be experienced only through a boat manned by someone that knows the place and that can show you those places that can't be reached by foot. I feel that in a sense this disqualifies Venice from the best cities for photography, unless you know someone that can personally take you to a true intimate boat tour of the city and its surrounding lagoon and islands.
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>>3321910
>>3322076
>>3322192
>goes to the most touristy cities
>complains about it being touristy
Why people do this thing?
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>>3322221
this near the hotel?
disagree I didnt find it to be some holy grail
also, this is a dumb question it's not so much where you are but what you make of it
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>>3321994
>>3321959
>>3321887

you can get some good shots. there are areas/streets that weren't majorly affected and the citadel is still there (although damaged).

damascus might be a better choice.

t.visited aleppo several times.
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>>3322192
Osaka is really nice, depending on what you want to shoot. I lived there for a couple of years and always gravitated toward the industrial area ardound Amagasaki.

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Talking out of my ass a bit but Russia in general seems like an incredibly underrated area to shoot. With relics of the Soviet Union engrained is literally every city, I bet it makes for some really original and intriguing shots. There are completely abandoned military/aeronautic bases that are easily accessible scattered throughout the country. I would imagine urbex/architecture shots in Russia being fantastic.
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>>3323239
>easily accessible
top kek, you know the country is the size of africa?
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>>3323239
Besides the fact that it is pretty much impossible to do anything in Russia without knowing Russian, which happens to be one of the most complicated languages around to learn. Russia is one of the least accessible places around unless you're a native, and let's not even get into the horrible crumbling apart infrastructure.
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Hanoi

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>>3323239
>>3323298
>pretty much impossible to do anything in Russia without knowing Russian, which happens to be one of the most complicated languages around to learn
It's one of the easiest. All the Cyrillic languages are phonetic and thus incredibly easy to learn

>Russia is one of the least accessible places around unless you're a native
Also nonsense. Many parts in the north are fairly insular but that's true of almost any country

The reason it's not underrated is because, like the other guy said, it's fucking enormous, and because the places that are good to shoot are not so much few, but definitely far between

Urbex in most eastern europe is fantastic but Russia is the exception because most of it is still maintained and the military industrial complex are well supplied. If you want apocalyptia, industrial stuff and urbex check the west of eastern europe and particularly ex soviet block countries
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>>3323332
I had a dream (well still have it..might just) to go to these stops if possible, but it's seems really far outreach.
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Dubrovnik in Croatia, no question about it. Sanaa in Yemen is a close second.

Honestly Dubrovnik is just silly. It doesnt look like a real place, it looks like what cities look like in travel posters, but in person.

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