If you guys didn’t know, Atlanta is where I call home! It’s a busy city with many things to see, taste and do. If you are a photographer or an Instagrammer, you’ll need to plan a few days to get awesome photos while you’re in the A. This will require driving, but trust me, Atlanta is worth it!
Ponce City Market + the Beltline
You can go ahead and just plan an entire day to explore Ponce City Market and the area surround this adorable and hip neighborhood. PCM has become a foodies paradise and is home to a lot of insta-spots. And right outside of the Huge marketplace is the Atlanta Beltline, which is a stretch of multi-use trails with arts displayed along it. Including this iconic colorful mural! Bonus: This place has some insta-worthy food and treats as well!
This Laughing Skull will instantly catch your eye as you drive down Moreland Ave. The Laughing Skull is the facade and logo for Atlanta’s beloved burger joint, The Vortex Bar and Grill. This 21+ restaurant has some of the most over-the-top burgers I’ve ever read on a menu and was once featured on Season 1 of the Travel Channel‘s Man vs. Food. You can say it’s a big deal. lol, Jk. But the skull is eye-catching and makes for a great conversation starter.
While you’re downtown, make sure to find these two murals located near Centennial Olympic Park at the Switchyards Downtown Club.
Address: 151 Ted Turner Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Also, within walking distance is Atlanta’s huge observation wheel called the SkyView Atlanta that makes a nice backdrop to any photoshoot!
Address: 168 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
The Georgia Aquarium
While you’re downtown, take a break from your photoshoots and book a ticket to the Georiga Aquarium! Plus you can’t leave without taking a picture without fishes in the background.
Mercedes Benz Stadium
While games are not available for fans today, you need to stop and snap a photo of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It hosted the Super Bowl LIII in 2019, but the architecture itself is pretty impressive.
Address: 1 AMB Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
If you want to have fun while shooting photos, go to MICS Karaoke Bar! Every karaoke room is themed and we were able to sing in this cute Hello Kitty Room!
Address: 6035 Peachtree Rd A-208, Doraville, GA 30360
Other honorable mentions!
Jackson Street Bridge
Best known from The Walking Dead, the Jackson Street Bridge gives an amazing panoramic view of the Atlanta skyline that is absolutely mesmerizing. The best time to get the best lighting is the hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset!
Address: Jackson St NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Rainbow Crosswalk in Midtown
This crosswalk is to commemorate the annual Atlanta Pride parade. Which we both this is awesome! Just be careful to not get run over since again, it’s a street.
Address: 1000 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
If I find any new places, I will be sure to update this post! But for now, have shooting!