Photography is one of those hobbies that can be taken anywhere. As long as you’re willing to carry a camera, you’re good to go! Inspiration is everywhere, which is why it’s been difficult choosing some of my favorite places for photography.  Let’s see what I came up with!

Below is a map that I made of all the places I talk about. I’m not sure why it’s not showing up, but as soon as I figure it out, I’ll get it fixed!

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Oregon is a beautiful place. It has forests, multiple mountains, quite beaches and gorgeous rivers. I’ve seen a lot of Oregon and yet I still can’t get enough.

Probably one of the first places that pop into my mind when I think about Oregon is Portland. Portland has a lot to offer photography-wise. There are plenty of buildings, markets and people to keep any photographer on their toes. The Chinese Garden is a great place to take pictures too and it never hurts to stop by and grab Voodoo Donuts on the way out.

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Mount Hood is another great place to visit. If you want to get out of the city and see the wilderness, Mount Hood is the place. Not only does it have great skiing, but it also has a multitude of hiking trails.

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Multnomah Falls is a great waterfall for pictures, considering that you can walk right up to the front of it. There is also a trial the goes up to the top of the falls. A little less known is spot is Oneonta Falls. This waterfall is especially fun for pictures, because of its high walls and the logjam right at the beginning. However, be sure to bring a waterproof camera bag. You might have to swim.

One of the most diverse places for photography and probably one of my favorites is Bend. Bend has everything to offer: mountains, rivers, fields made entirely of volcanic rock and forests. Every season, Bend has something different. It’s an overall great place for photography.

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Tired of the snow and high elevation? Oregon has plenty of wonderful beaches to offer. Most of the time the beaches are empty and often you can spot seals, pelicans and whales just off the shore. Basically any beach in Oregon is going to offer you a good time, but one of my favorites is Gold Beach, where the Rouge River meets the ocean.

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So there you go! Now you have plenty of reasons to go out and enjoy the sun, take a little break from life and maybe end up with some great pictures. Feel free to leave a comment about some of your favorite places! I’m always looking for new adventures!

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