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Photographers flock to these secret getaway locations, but why tho?

Secret getaways are as important for photographers as they are for other professionals. More important even, as photographers need to reinvigorate their inspirations consistently as travel photographers, to always stay in pursuit of the perfect shot.

Visiting a new place gives photographers the opportunity to capture sublime the locals may find mundane. But if you’re a photographer on vacation or just out of your element, everything is worthy of being captured.

If you’re a photographer in need of a vacation spot or a secret getaway, try a change of scenery with one of the six places below.

Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh is a city filled with history and culture. Explore the beauty of Islamic architecture by exploring its mosques and madrasas, bazaars and gardens.

Still, there are important things to know about Marrakesh before visiting, both for an optimal experience and so you can get the best photographs in the best places the city has to offer.

Among the most beautiful spots are the Koutoubia Mosque, Kasbah Mosque, and the Ibn Yusuf Mosque. Marrakesh is simply put one of the perfect secret getaways for photographers.


Vietnam’s dreamlike landscape of rice paddies, irrigation terraces and waterfalls will provide a stunning opportunity to capture photographs of provincial life.

Visit Mu Cang Chai to see the sparkling green terraces and rice paddies in Hoa Binh, or then visit the historic capital city of Hanoi to see the architecture and enjoy street food. Just whatever you do, get to Vietnam.

As far as photographers’ vacation spots go, Vietnam is clearly one of the best.

Venice, Italy

Venice is another historic city known for its art and architecture. From almost any angle, the city is picture-perfect, especially amongst the Grand Canal.

Visit the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and Mark’s Square. Also the Galleria Giorgio alla Ca’ d’Oro. There is history in every corner, and also vibrant culture taking place on every block.

Get out there photographers for your secret getaways and capture it. There are few travel photographer locations better than this.


India is a beautiful, vibrant, and colorful landscape of different smells and sights, not to mention thousands of years of culture and tradition. See flamingos, waterfalls and also temples in Tamil Nadu or snap cultural displays and demonstrations in Rajasthan and Jaipur.

As with all vacation destinations, stay aware of your surroundings, but photographers looking for a getaway can hardly find a better place to fall back in love with photography than in India.

Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world. Snap photos of rainbows, fog, and mist that can be seen from miles away. Ultimately, there is just nothing like Victoria Falls on the rest of the Earth.

Like all photographers’ vacation spots, a trip to Victoria Falls should be planned out thoroughly. But unlike other photographers’ secret getaway locations, Victoria Falls can be seen from both Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Thus, photographers should plan out well how they can get their perfect footage, while still being blown away by the sublime sights South central Africa. Travel photographers should be chomping at the bit to get here.

Namib Desert, Namibia

An endless horizon of orange dunes in the Namib Desert then kissing a blue horizon is all you should need to hear to draw you to this region of Namibia.

Visit the famous Spitzkoppe, one of the most photographed mountain sites of Namibia, or then the Sossusvlei Dunes. There will be much to see. But as all photographers know, it’s about more than just what is out there, but what you’re able to capture.

Travel photographers should set their plans as soon as possible to get to the Namib desert.

In street photography, curious onlookers might approach you to get their portraits taken. You would then be wise to listen to their stories and capture their personalities with your photos.

Try to capture the beauty of the new landscapes around you on your photographer’s secret getaway. Get shots of the new wildlife you witness playing or interacting, and then watch your portfolio once you go home expand.

Instead of going somewhere new with the purpose of simply capturing images of things that look cool, try to make your photos tell a story. Show what it’s like to be an outsider to a new culture, a new environment, a new way of life.

Photographers need secret getaways just like the rest of us. But the beauty in it, is that photographers get to hone in on their crafts while they do.

Vince McMahon’s latest savvy business move: Jinder Mahal as champ

Many wrestling promotions such as ROH, GFW/Impact, and WWE are trying to gain a foothold in India, where there is a rabid wrestling fanbase.

GFW and ROH did an Indian tour appealing to the wrestling fans in the country. WWE launched the WWE Network in India in 2015 and Wrestlemania 33 was the first Mania live in India on the network.

Heading into Mania 33, WWE launched a WWE Shop in India targeting the 1.2 billion fans. Soon WWE realized it would need a “hometown hero” of sorts to further push the India Market agenda.

Jinder Mahal, a man who before the Superstar Shakeup was a relative jobber putting over guys like Finn Balor, rocketed to the number one contendership spot to the richest prize in all of sports entertainment.

Jinder Mahal wasn’t anything special to be really honest with you.

He was a weird looking guy that never really broke the glass ceiling as he was relegated to comedy with 3MB.

When he returned, he had a whole new muscular, veiny physique (surely to Vince’s delight) and was still relegated to the back as Rusev’s lackey and was still a jobber.

Due to the Superstar Shakeup he was sent to Smackdown Live, where personally I thought “once a jobber, always a jobber” he’ll put over guys like Shinsuke and Tye Dillinger.

Jinder shocked the wrestling world (me included) by beating five other guys in a Six Pack Elimination Match to determine the number one contender for Randy Orton’s WWE Title at Backlash.

While Jinder is Canadian, he has Indian origins, making him India’s star. Leading up to Backlash, Jinder hired the Singh Brothers (formerly the Bollywood Boyz) as goons to help him win the title at all costs.

I believed that it was a great swerve (even though I wanted Luke Harper to win) but I didn’t believe Randy would drop the title to a jobber turned number one contender. So Backlash main event time, the Singh Brothers go through tables and everyone’s screaming “Holy Shit.”

Then came the real “Holy Shit” moment. Jinder uses the Khallis and pins Orton clean. The crowd is stunned.

I’m at my friend’s house looking at the TV in straight disbelief. Sure enough, this once low-tier talent had just beat the 13-time World Champion to become WWE Champion.

A smart ploy on WWE’s part to have Jinder carry Smackdown’s richest prize to further their agenda in India and appeal to the more than 1.2 billion fans. Vince is always looking to make money and his use of Jinder as a marketing tool in India is ingenious.

From a wrestling perspective, I think that the push is complete bollocks. To his credit, Jinder is a way better wrestler than Great Khali (oh poor 2007) but he’s still a bit limited in the ring.

He’s got great promo skills and draws heat everywhere he goes, especially with the Singh Brothers being his bodyguards/insurance policy to make sure he holds on to the WWE Title for all the people of India he has on his back.

However, I question his ability to put on great matches with his limited ring ability as well as his credibility as champion.

As of last night’s Battleground pay-per-view, Great Khali returned and assisted Mahal in retaining his WWE Title against Randy Orton inside the Punjabi Prison (a Khali innovation).

Khali stated in an interview,

“It is a proud moment for India that Jinder Mahal has made it big in this company and this can be an inspiration for the youngsters to aspire to be a WWE superstar.”

WWE is hosting tryouts in Dubai later this month and with Jinder as champion, it gives younger Indian wrestlers hope that they too can make it in the wrestling business.

Jinder seems poised to lead an all-Indian faction of sorts with him, Khali, and the Singh Brothers.

Will Jinder rise and cement his reign as a memorable champion, or will he fail to impress and be another grime spot on the history of the WWE Title?

We’ll just have to keep tuning in to Smackdown to find out if Jinder is a success or a bust.