Atlanta is an amazing city filled with hidden gems for every aesthetic. If you are looking for a few locations to shoot for fun or for your business, look no further. We have compiled our top 10 places to shoot ITP.
1. Krog Street Tunnel
Krog Street Tunnel is the tunnel that links Inman Park and Cabbagetown neighborhoods in East Atlanta. It’s an amazing backdrop for images. The murals and artwork painted in it are constantly changing, and it’s an amazing place to take pictures for either personal or professional reasons.
TIP: Krog Street Tunnel is the best place to find out what local music, live events, festivals, and races are going on in the area. They are constantly being posted in and around the tunnel in addition to the artwork itself!
2. Jackson Bridge
This is the perfect location to view the atlanta skyline, without any visual obstructions. Take a picture of the skyline, or adjust your exposure to capture some cool images of the lights and moving traffic. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed with this view.
3. Little Five Points
The name Little Five Points is a reference to Five Points, which is the center of downtown Atlanta. “Little” Five Points is a reference to the intersection at the center of the neighborhood. This part of Atlanta is filled with amazing local food, music venues, and artsy shops and people. The diversity and constant foot traffic would be fun for anyone visiting, dabbling in street photography, or just someone looking for a diverse / artful backdrop.
4. Piedmont Park
Located in the heart of Atlanta, Piedmont park has everything from wide open green spaces and trees to trails and paths winding through it. WIth a constantly changing stream of events, the park is an essential part of the Atlanta community. With a pool, park tours, fitness programs and seasonal Green Market, there is enough happening whether you are with friends, family, or by yourself looking for any kind of photo opp.
5. Old Fourth Ward
This is one of my personal favorites! The Old Fourth Ward is a neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta. The park itself has a skate park, a beautifully landscaped pond with a surrounding boardwalk, and a surprisingly broad variety of landscaped nooks to take pictures in. From a zen garden to a playground to a layered landscape of large steps, this is an amazing location to take pictures and if nothing else, have a wonderful day with friends, family, pets, or just by yourself!
6. Oakland Cemetery
This is one of the largest cemeteries and green spaces in Atlanta. It was originally founded in 1850 on six acres of land, and is filled with beautiful, old oak trees, amazing flowers, and an overall historic, scenic walk filled with beauty and corners perfect for taking pictures.
7. Atlanta Beltline
This is one of the most recently developed, essential components of the Atlanta community. What was a former railway corridor surrounding the core of Atlanta, is now being developed in stages as a multi-use trail. Some parts of it are fully developed, being lined with restaurants, bars, art shows, cool shops and more. Anyone can use the beltline whether it be on foot, on a bike, on a skateboard, or on rollerblades. Other parts of the beltline are less developed and more fit for hiking. Either way, this is an adventurous way to see all different parts of Atlanta. Make sure to bring your camera!
8. Atlanta’s Botanical Garden
This 30 acre garden is adjacent to Piedmont Park, located in Midtown, Atlanta. Incorporated in 1976, the botanical gardens have so much to see and take pictures of; an orchid house, a canopy walk, and a number of smaller themed gardens gives you the opportunity to take pictures of everything from flowers and formal gardens to urban forests, this is a wonderful place to come and bring your camera and a friend!
9. SkyView Ferris Wheel / Centennial Olympic Park
Centennial Olympic Park is a unique 21 acre park in the heart of downtown Atlanta. This entire area is walkable and safe, filled with world-class attractions, hotels, dining and entertainment options. One of the local favorites is the SkyView Ferris Wheel. This is a beautiful and unique way to enjoy the amazing view of the Chinese Lantern Festival from 200 feet up. Talk about an amazing photo opportunity!
10. Inman Park
This neighborhood in East Atlanta is its first planned suburb. As one of the nation’s first garden suburbs, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With more than 13 restaurants and pubs, it is home to atlanta’s most spirited and eclectic neighborhood festival! Take a walk, eat at a local restaurant, and make sure to bring your camera.
Let us know if you have any other places you love to photograph!