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  • Popular Photography has named it's 2015 Best places to photograph based on the opinions of more than 3,000 of its readers. "The overall number-one destination is Santa Fe, New Mexico, where photographers can capture not only a slice of modern life in the American Southwest but also enjoy easy access to incredible desert landscapes." Following are nine more of Popular Photography's best places to photograph for 2015. For the complete list, visit their web site.
    Chris Corrie
  • Hawaii's capital city is a modern metropolis on the edge of the South Pacific where readers enjoy photographing iconic Waikiki Beach with Diamond Head looming in the background, the historic ships of Pearl Harbor, and the ever-present melting pot of Pacific Rim cultures.
    Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority
  • Australia's vibrant metropolis by the sea lands in the top three thanks to its bronzed beaches and iconic waterfront. Readers love photographing Sydney's friendly and diverse cultures, not to mention unique wildlife and landscapes nearby.
    Tourism Australia/Masaru Kitano snaK Productions
  • The once-capital of the Inca empire is today a multilayered city in the clouds, at nearly 10,000 feet above sea level in the Peruvian Andes. Readers love photographing the Spanish colonial architecture perched atop Incan foundations, and exploring surrounding sights such as Machu Picchu.
    Geraint Rowland
  • Head to Munich, Germany, during Oktoberfest and capture photos of the legendary beer halls and lederhosen-clad locals in full swing. Readers also appreciated the uniquely German architecture of the old town.
    Buro Gaff Adenis, Pierre
  • As the epicenter of Renaissance art, Florence, Italy, is a reader favorite for the countless museums, staggering shots of intricate buildings such as the Duomo, and bustling street scenes in the city squares and shopping districts.
    Brian Hillegas
  • The Southern charms of Charleston, South Carolina, make it a close contender for the top spot. Readers love shooting the beautifully restored antebellum homes along the waterfront and quintessential Southern scenes like Spanish-moss-laden live oaks and horse-drawn carriages gliding down brick-paved streets.
    Charleston Area CVB
  • The colonial air of Victoria, British Columbia, in Canada makes it look and feel more like a European city than a North American one. Readers rave about photographing Victoria's gardens, especially the lush waterfront foliage of the Butchart Gardens.
    Nick Redding
  • Spain's bohemian beachside city is a relaxed Mediterranean enclave where photographers can capture street scenes as they stroll La Rambla, ogle Gaudi's incredible architecture, and take delectable food photos in endless tapas bars.
    Xavier Caballe
  • "Remember the Alamo" is a famous Texas battle cry, and many readers take it to heart, professing love for this Texas city's historic downtown. Take time to visit the Alamo and explore the Five Spanish Missions. See more at <a href="" target="external">Popular Photography</a>.