China Photography Guide

Welcome to our China Photography blog. This is a free resource written by expats in China to help photographers and camera carrying travellers get the most out of their China trip. No matter if you're a pro photographer, amateur or novice, you'll find useful location information, guides and inspiration for your next China photography tour.

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Photo of Guilin's rural mountains and rivers by Trey Ratcliff

Photographer Feature: Trey Ratcliff’s Guilin Photos

If you enjoy nature and a diverse, beautiful topography, a visit to the city of Guilin in China should be added to your list of travel destinations. But whether you have been there or not, photographer Trey Ratcliff helps bring it to life with his amazing pictures! Whether it’s the […]

Yangshuo's Yulong river in Guilin, Guangxi, China

5 Tips for An Epic Guilin Photography Adventure

Guilin’s rich history dates back to over 300 years B.C. The topography, culture and heritage that have drawn visitors from all over the world, continue to do so today. The old world landscapes mingled with the spirit of new generations mark Guilin as a photographer’s dream. If you are a photographer […]

Top 3 Locations for Spring Photography in China

Top 3 Locations for Spring Photography in China

With four million miles and over a billion residents, China is full of subjects to photograph. No matter what your interest is in, you can be sure to discover something in China. Though all four seasons offer unique sights, spring provides beauty to exceed the rest. To aid your travels, […]

Incredible Views You’ll Get With Drone Photography in China

Incredible Views You’ll Get With Drone Photography in China

Since the advent of social media, we’ve likely seen thousands of photos shared with us by friends and family members. Because of this information rush, capturing meaningful and impressive photos has become harder. Because of recent advancements in technology, drone photography is no longer a high-risk hobby. Many describe is as a […]

Where to Take Great Photos in Yangshuo

Where to Take Great Photos in Yangshuo

You’ve booked your ticket to Yangshuo but a vague idea of the scenery will only get you so far. Bringing home impeccable photos takes planning. Yangshuo County provides some of the best rolling landscapes in Guilin. Between Karst peaks and the Li River, this is a vacation destination you won’t want […]

Huangguoshu waterfall is China's largest waterfall. China.

Why You Need to Visit the Huangguoshu Waterfall

While China is well known for its breathtaking landscapes and stunning street photography, it’s a little-known fact that China is also home to some of the most picturesque waterfalls. Huangguoshu Waterfall is a must-see destination for any nature photographer. Translated to “yellow fruit tree,” Huangguoshu is set upon the Baishui River in Anshun and […]

5 Unique Photo Ideas With The Terracotta Army

5 Unique Photo Ideas With The Terracotta Army

China’s terracotta army is one of the greatest and most important archeological finds of all time. Discovered in the tomb of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di and constructed around 210 B.C., these soldiers were meant to guard the Chinese ruler in his afterlife. There are about 8,000 terracotta army […]

Best Buddhist Temples to Photograph in China

Best Buddhist Temples to Photograph in China

The Buddhist temples and monasteries of China are so numerous they’re nearly impossible to count. Nearly every community has a temple at its center. Buddhist temples offer limitless photographic possibilities. Though they run the gamut from modest village temples to opulent royal temples, most follow the same layout. The Features […]

6 of the Most Photogenic Festivals in China

6 of the Most Photogenic Festivals in China

As a photographer you know just how perfect of a place China is to photograph. From its beautiful landscapes to its exciting animals! The photography opportunities are endless. Surely you have considered taking pictures of China’s natural beauty. But have you considered photographing the cultural side of the country? China […]

Dragon Boat Racing on the Qingshui River in Guizhou China

Dragon Boat Racing on the Qingshui River in Guizhou China

On the 24th day of the fifth lunar month, the Dragon Boat Festival is held on the Qingshui River in Guizhou in China. This festival was started over 2,000 years ago and there are lots of activities to enjoy. But the most popular activity is the dragon boat racing. Dragon […]