If you're a sucker for photo opportunities, then this list — from popular attractions in Georgia to abandoned places — is for you.
Most Instagrammed Places
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Atlanta Motor Speedway holds top honors as Georgia's most Instagrammed location.
Because Atlanta is home to the world's most connected airport, it's no wonder that Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport shines at the top for Atlanta. It is followed closely by Georgia Aquarium and Buckhead – home to Legoland Discovery Center and Atlanta History Center.
If you're looking for the most picturesque spot in Savannah, head to Forsyth Park Fountain. Second and third places fall to the Cathedral of St John the Baptist and a gorgeous natural view of the tree-lined drive of Wormsloe State Historic Site.
The Best Places for Outdoor Photography
Research shows that the top five most popular types of photography in Georgia are outdoor locations. We've listed them below with a few suggestions for your next Insta-worthy photo shoot.
In the Atlanta Metro region, there are gorgeous landscapes at Arabia Mountain and Lullwater Park. Further out, try Okefenokee Swamp or Phinizy Swamp Nature Park in Augusta.
Georgia State Parks
We love them all, but we know your pictures will always look sharp at Providence Canyon, Amicalola Falls and Tallulah Gorge.
Head to Dahlonega for stunning pictures at Montaluce Winery (and pick up some great tasting mead along with your wine). Near Helen, try Yonah Mountain Vineyards, and take a hike while you're there.
Kids will love photos with on the Historic SAM Shortline Railroad. You'll get breathtaking backdrops at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, or spectacular views in Blairsville at the historic stone building of Mountain Crossings, the only covered section of the Appalachian Trail.
When the azaleas are in bloom, head to Callaway Resort & Gardens for magnificent snaps, or try the Atlanta Botanical Garden when the tulips are in bloom. Gibbs Gardens is colorful all year long, and the Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern University includes a sweet one-room school house for fun pictures of the kids.
Photo Hot Spots from Professional Photographers
We asked a series of professional photographers about their favorite places, and here are the secrets they revealed.
Pratt-Pullman Yard in Atlanta
Sometimes called the Forgotten Repair Yard, The Pullman Yard, an abandoned industrial complex, has long been a popular location for filmmakers. Among many projects, it has been prominently featured as the hob (and as a hospital and a hangar) in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Mockingjay" films.
Water Tower at Old Decatur Water Works in Decatur
The waterworks facility was abandoned in the 1940s and has fallen into disrepair, but the ruins and street art make for great shots, especially around the water tower. You can find the ruins in Mason Mill Park.
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Folkston
Wetlands and wildlife are a mix for superb photos in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Waterfowl are most abundant from November through February, while alligators and other reptiles are frequently seen from March through October. Sunsets on the water are good all year long.
The 6th Street Railroad Bridge in Augusta
This bridge is a unique Southern spot because the rail line runs right through 6th Street, like the street cars of Philly and San Francisco. It goes without saying, stay off the trellis, but do enjoy the architecture and water reflections.
Dukes of Hazzard Farm in Loganville
If you’re a child of the 1970s, then you recognize the name of this farm from the popular TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard." The first five episodes were filmed in Conyers, Covington, Loganville and the surrounding areas.