As a landscape photographer, I get to work in a wide range of environments and locations, but recently my good friend and Norfolk Wedding Photographer Steven Brooks was lucky enough to be the new face of Zeiss lenses. Filmed over several days in Snowdonia Steven and the team from Ember Films created an amazing video and I feel proud to be able to share it with you now.
Although Steven isn’t a landscape photographer like myself, he was still able to capture some amazing shots during the filming and was lucky enough to use one of Ember films new drones. As you can see from the video Snowdonia is a great location for a photoshoot.
Snowdonia is a photographer’s dream. With its rugged mountain ranges, rolling hills, verdant valleys and 200-mile shoreline, there’s an infinite supply of backdrops for both professional and recreational photographers to select from when they see the Snowdonia Mountains and Coast area.
It might be argued we’d that the whole of Snowdonia is photogenic –
and I think in most cases we would agree! But which areas do visitors think are the most photogenic?
But when I was asked to propose most photogenic places in Snowdonia I know I had a tough job, as most visitors to the region certainly had their favourites.
My personal favourite is The picturesque village of Beddgelert which often makes the top ten on most people’s lists. Although it not a ‘natural’ beauty spot the quaint old stone houses, bridges and other constructions add to the town’s natural beauty. I would claim that it was nature’s hand that perfected the rivers and valleys that surround the area and postcard-perfect views abound in this hamlet you can see why it’s so popular. It’s almost impossible to take a poor photo thanks to the wealth of natural beauty, which includes a range of both natural and man-made wonders that are just a delight to photograph.
Another hugely popular location is the old-time Snowdonia hamlet, Betws y Coed! The village is a picture perfect Welsh little town full of character and perfect for photographing. A little-known fact is that Britain’s first artists’ colony was established in this region. Naturally the natural scenery – including the outrageous beauty of Swallow Falls, just outside the village – is the main attraction for individuals with an artistic eye, but the village itself is also exceptionally appealing, and that’s why you’ll see cameras being pointed in all ways when you visit Betws.