What is Photographers Trail Notes?
Have you ever seen a great photograph and wondered where it was taken? Wondered if you could find the exact location to create your own version for your portfolio? Photographers Trail Notes provides you with the tools and information needed to locate and shoot some of the great photographic opportunities in America.
Built for photographers
What does it take to get the perfect shot - it takes time spent on research; planning and mapping - time you would rather be spending on the trail. Now you can get on the trail sooner. Photographers Trail Notes is a one-stop resource for landscape photographers with the tools and information required for locating and shooting some of the great photographic opportunities in America.
Insights from someone who has been to the location
And used by adventurers
Many people have contacted me to let me know they are not photographers, but love to be in the great outdoors and want to visit the beautiful locations this country has to offer.
Frequently asked questions
Which maps program do you use?
We use Google maps for direct links for GPS coordinates and directions.
How do I know what equipment to bring?
For each location, we provide a list of special equipment you might need. For example waders, broom, walking stick, pano equipment, rain sleeve, tripod, a polarizer, a neutral density (ND) filter, umbrella, hat, or micro lens cloth to wipe down your lens/equipment?
How do I know if the hike is right for me?
For each location we provide a Trail Difficulty rating from 1 to 5 (1 being very easy and 5 being very difficult).
How can I determine where the sun will rise/set?
For each location, we provide a direct link to the The Photographer's Ephemeris. This program provides both time and direction of the sunrise and sunset for every day of the year.
Do you provide recommendations for restaurants?
We share our personal favorites for restaurants or brew houses. Additionally, we provide a direct link to yelp - so the user can see comments and ratings from others.