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Louisiana has a large area of swamps that are definitely highlights of the state. When looking around the state for places to photograph, you'll notice the state is divided into parishes instead of counties like other states. in fact, Louisiana is the only state to be divided by parishes in the nation. The wetland habitats, wild flowers and wildlife that exist in this southern state are gorgeous and it is easy to spend days photographing a single place in the state. Getting back to the cities, such as the state's capital of Baton Rouge, there is plenty of great, historic architecture to photograph. Take for example, the Old Louisiana State Capitol which you can easily spend countless hours photographing at is one of the most unique capitol buildings in the nation. In the state's largest city of New Orleans you can easily spend a few days photographing the cities of the dead or the cities numerous above-ground cemeteries. The strong, southern culture is quite remarkable here and it's great to photograph. Find ways to incorporate the people and even the food into your images of possible so you can walk away with images of the real Louisiana.

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    Old Louisiana State Capitol

    The Old Louisiana State Capitol Building is a National Historic Landmark located in downtown Baton Rouge. In fact, the capitol building is one of the best examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the nation. This unique building looks like a castle. It is even known to some as the Old Gray Castle. The building was used […]

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    Atchafalaya Swamp

    The Atchafalaya Basin or Swamp, located in South Central Louisiana, is the largest swamp in the nation covering 930 square miles. So if you’re planning to visit the swamp, get ready…there are so many things to photograph!  If you’re into wildlife photography there are several endangered species, as well as other animals, living in the swamp […]

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    The Cemeteries of New Orleans

    New Orleans tends to have very elaborate, above ground cemeteries with large tombs and beautiful iron gates. The Lafayette #1 Cemetery (located across from the Commander’s Palace Restaurant in the Garden District) is a small, yet interesting cemetery with old trees throughout.  You’ll often be greeted by a volunteer who will show you around. This […]

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    Bourbon Street

    Bourbon Street is located in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. This one street is famous not only in the United States but all over the world. Bourbon street is truly a part of American pop culture. This is one of the best places for street photography.  Although the street is known for the famous […]

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    Caddo Lake State Park

    Caddo Lake State Park straddles the border of Texas and Louisiana. Here you’ll have the opportunity to photograph the largest Cypress tree forest in the world.You’ll find many of the Cypress trees covered with spanish moss. Your best bet is renting a canoe from the park and heading out into the waters. There are also many aquatic […]