America’s National Parks are natural, environmental, and photographic treasures. They are high on the list of preferred destinations for professional and amateur photographers alike. To help you show up at right places at the best times to create beautiful images, I put together this ongoing series of articles.
Posted January 22, 2017. Most recent update: February 8, 2018.
National Park Series Overview
The National Park Series: Where to Go and When – An Overview
National Park Series Links
The Best Months to Photograph the Best National Parks – When are our best national parks at their photographic prime? This is your guide to the best months for each park.
Colorado Fall Color Travel Guide – 2017 – This is my guide to Colorado in the fall. It has over 100 pages of information on the best places to go, the best times to be there, plus suggestions for places to stay and eat. This guide is updated every year in the summer.
How to Photograph America’s National Parks, Digital Edition by Tim Fitzharris. This is my favorite guide book to photography in the best of the national parks. Tim gives you the best hot spots, the best seasons to go, and lots of photography advice. It is a great book to take with you when you photograph the parks. You can learn more about this book in this article.
Treasured Lands by Q. T. Luong. This is far and away the best collection of photos taken by one person in all 59 of our national parks. This is a big, beautiful, coffee table book you can go to again and again for location ideas and inspiration. While this is not strictly a photography guide book, it does give location information for every photograph in the book. You can learn more about this book in this article.
To find more of the best photography location guides for the national parks plus a lot more of the best scenic locations in the Unites States and Canada, read The Best Scenic Photo Location Guides.
Best Books: Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey – Recommended reading if you are going to Arches or Canyonlands