A place that I have often wanted to visit is Phoenix Arizona, so much so that it’s even on my travel wish list. The reason for this is the combination of fantastic weather and the awesome sites to be seen there make it just perfect for taking pictures, something I love to do. With that in mind, I have come up with a selection of the best places and activities that provide an opportunity to take photos in Phoenix Just read on to find out what they are.

Ro Ho En

When visiting Phoenix, Ro Ho En seems like a great place to start your tour. This is the Japanese friendship garden that was built in the year 2000 and makes a super place to take some amazing photography shots.

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In particular, you will find things like rock waterfalls and Japanese Maples there, and they also run regular events such as theatre and moon glazing ceremonies. There is even a health and wellness suit that offer meditations if you are feeling a little stressed out after your flight.

However, do bear in mind that if you want to use the gardens as a photographic backdrop, you will need to book a formal session. Something you can find out more about here.

Hot air balloon ride

Next, shutterbugs like me will want to book themselves a place on one of the hot air balloon tours in Phoenix that are on offer. You can choose from sunset or sunrise options, and some provider even run special photography trips with a professional photographer present to tutor you on how to get the best shots from the air.

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Shutterbugs can get some of the best images from the air. 

Something that for me would combine a passion of mine, with a bucket list item, in a place that I’ve always wanted to visit!

Heritage Square

Another place that you are guaranteed to get some amazing shots is the charming Heritage Square on Sixth Street. This is a collection of brick Victorian style houses that are kept in wonderful condition and make stunning subjects for a photography study.

There is also a museum there that you can visit to find out all about what life was like back in the 19th century, and there are some great craft activities that you can get involved with too.


Lastly, any budding photographers will want to take some time to pay a visit to the Hole-in-the-Rock. Nope, it’s not a bar, although it kind of sound like it could be, but a geological formation in the rock in the Papago Park.

There are plenty of trails to hike in the area too, making it a great location to get some landscape, and flora and fauna shots. Just remember to do two things before you set out.

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First, check the difficulty of the hike you are picking and make sure its suited to your level of fitness. Secondly, ensure that you charge your camera because you aren’t going to want to run out of battery in the middle of the trial and so not be able to take all pictures that you want.


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