Where in the world would you go to photograph?

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    Hey all. I'm coming to the part in my career to be able to study abroad. My college is great in that they offer places in almost ANY country I could want, and I can ask for a country if it's not directly offered. Since I am a double major in Photography and Conservation Biology, just about anywhere in the world would work for me, in either field. And I could justify anyplace for Photography alone.

    So, that being said, where would you go, given the chance? It would be for about 4 or 5 months, so plenty of time for photography. I have the opportunity to go up to 3 different places. I was thinking:

    Iceland
    Ireland
    New Zealand
    Madagascar
    Rome
    (Insert place in Western Europe)

    I'm having a terrible time deciding, and I really want to decide, so I can put the plan in motion.

    Feel free to offer any place you'd like.
    Mark
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    Conservation + photography - I'd be thinking of somewhere like Kenya, Brazil, India; places where there are lots of possible subjects and a strong conservation element in things.
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    Galapagos Islands
    Laos/Vietnam/Cambodia
    Argentina

    Madagascar sounds interesting though.
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    Galapagos was my first choice. They don't offer one in the Galapagos. They do offer Vietnam. I'm not interested in going to Kenya for a long period of time.

    Mark
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    P.S. The conservation status of the place doesn't really matter all that much. I'll only be taking one or two classes wherever I go. Most likely a photography course. I've looked into the classes offered through the study abroad program, and they're not really all that great as far as conservation goes. So, they will just be photography/independent study classes so I can focus on the photography portion.

    Mark
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    Rome. The pleasure will never end.
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    You mentioned Iceland, so I'll vote for that. :)

    I've always wanted to visit (and photograph) some place in Scandinavia. Sweden is also really intriguing to me.
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    I am in LOVE with Iceland. It is absolutely beautiful there, and is a climate that I could live with for the rest of my life.

    Mark
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    I've done New Zealand and Australia. Australia is so vast and has so many different climates, and types of locations.......oh and beautiful women.
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    Scotland.
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    Id vote for Iceland or New Zealand. But they suite my style of landscape photography. Guess it depends what you want to shoot.
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    Being there for a few months, I'll be shooting everything. Landscapes (everyplace has something worthy), street for the people to show the different culture, animals (birds, and TONS of Macro.), flora, everything. I'd love to go to a someplace with alot of wildlife so I can focus on that, but I'd really love to go everywhere. So I'm having a HORRIBLE time choosing. I'll post a list all of the places that they offer in a few minutes.

    Mark
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    Yes, you probably should explain what you like or what you're interested in... What type of photography you like or want to focus on this trip...

    Last year I took over 25.000 pictures during my trip to Europe... So, I can definitely recommend some places there, where you also have lots of places to go during the weekends.
    I can also recommend a couple of places here in South America, as well. For instance, the south of Argentina and Chile, which is know as Patagonia. Or PerĂº, with all the Inca remainings and culture.
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    Just saw the list, but you're missing the european countries...
    From the ones you have there, I would select between these finalists:

    Turkey
    New Zealand
    Iceland
    Mongolia
    Thailand
    Madagascar
    South Africa
    Brazil
    Costa Rica
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    fortunate enough to have had short visits to Vietnam and Cambodia....I'd love to visit Indonesia, Guatemala, Peru, India, or at least parts of those countries ;)

    Nothing gets me higher than ancient historical architecture :D
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    I am drawn to everywhere for that precise reason. I really want to shoot everything. I want to shoot the people for the culture, the historical places for the history, and the nature. But the more I think about it over these past few weeks, I'm really leaning toward someplace more nature-envolved. Animals (birds, etc) and landscapes. That's what I enjoy the most. I could definitely be happy lugging around a 600/4 or 200-400/4, 11-16/2.8, and 180/2.8 Macro with all the fixin's through the jungle or tundra, breaking myself for a shot of a rare animal or beautiful landscape. I've always been naturally-involved, and I'd really like this to continue. If that's a little wordy or incoherent, I'd be glad to reword. :)

    Mark
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    Well you should know with a list like that you cant go wrong. and can always go to the next place next year.
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    Sorry about that. It's fixed.

    Mark
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    I could technically go to three places in one year, but I feel the family would be a little neglected, and I would get massively homesick and overswamped with photos. I'm really conflicted about all of this. I am meeting with the advisor in about a month, so I should at least get it ironed out to roughly 3-5 places by then.

    Mark

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