Cinque Terre is a Photographer’s Dream (See Our Photo Tips!)
Cinque Terre is no stranger to photographers. When Scott and I visited, you could find plenty of people toting tripods and planting themselves for hours in order to catch that perfect shot. Looking to get those iconic shots of the colorful villages perched on the cliffs in Cinque Terre, Italy? Use these photo tips on your next visit!
Sunset is a popular time for photographers in any destination, however, a few places in Cinque Terre proved to be more difficult to photograph at sunset than I had imagined. If the lighting was just right on the buildings, then that usually meant the sky would be blown out in the background.
It’s definitely not impossible to get a good shot though and it’s worth the wait. Cinque Terre is a place I plan to return many times because I barely even scratched the surface of the photo possibilities during our three-day visit.
After visiting Cinque Terre several times, at different times of the year, I’ve come up with some of my best photo tips to help those looking to get those iconic shots.
Cinque Terre Photography Tips
- Get there early to find your spot as it can get crowded during sunset — especially during the summer. You’ll also want to make sure your shot is set up before the sun starts to set so you don’t miss the best light.
- I recommend taking bracketed photos and stacking them in post processing. As I stated above, the lighting can be tricky here with a bright background and dark foreground.
- Have fun and don’t get territorial. A lot of people are looking to get the perfect shot for their vacation photos and we can all share the space and be kind to one another!
- In addition to sunset, I recommend sunrise at one of your favorite spots!
Have you been to Cinque Terre? If so, which village is your favorite?
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