Top 5 Photo Ideas Before You Head to Uyuni Salt Flats – Bolivia
Easily one of the most photogenic spots in the world, the Salar de Uyuni (Salt Flats) in Bolivia is spreading out over 4,086 square miles (10.600 sq.Km). This is the world’s largest salt flats result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes and contain a high amount of sodium, potassium, lithium, and magnesium.
In Salt Flats, you encounter a dramatic 360-degrees of nothingness. There is flat white ground and blue skies in all directions like an icy winter lake, while the sun beats down onto this high-altitude salt desert,12.000 ft. (3.656m) above sea level.
While South America is a great place for the traveler, the Uyuni Salt Flats is the kind of place where you need to book a tour. You need a 4×4 to get around and somebody who knows his way around the Salt Flats. It’s one of those places that loses the magnetic field so your compass won’t even work there, nor navigator. There are many tours to chose from, tens of SUV’s are circling the Salt Flats every day.
This is easily the Photo Shoot location. Travelers around the world are coming here for one reason only.
TO TAKE COOL PHOTOS!
I will share with you some cool photo tips and I highly recommend that you built a script in your head which kind of photos or videos you would like to get. There are too many options so it’s good to be prepared.
This is by far the best thing you can do. This terrain offers good conditions to do crazy memories with timelapse. You can do funny pics or play with shadows. Imagine the time when the sun goes down, amazing scenery. Here Timelapse is your best friend.
2. Reflection Photo
If you want to take the reflecting photos of water on the Salt Flats then February to March are the best months to travel when there is a lot of rain. The mirror image is so surreal that you have to experience it yourself. No matter if you have the shadow on your face because the sun is directly above you, you have natures own reflector to make them disappear.
Just turn your camera upside down and magic will appear in front of your eyes.
3. Perspective Fun
Because the Salt Flats are so huge are that you are surrounded by emptiness around you, it’s easy to mix up the distance between objects. This makes videos and pictures out of proportion and funny. You can play with the size and the idea of big and small.
4. Lose the Horizon
Especially after the rain, you have a blue sky that touches the other sky. This is just absolutely beautiful. You can just let your camera sing and photo after photo you can just relax by looking at the pictures.
Advanced planning is the key when taking pictures in the Salar de Uyuni. Think in advance about what kind of pictures you want to take and what kind of props you will need.
Dinosaurs and Pringles cans are all popular props for pictures. Our guide had those with him. Also, you should take a jumper or a blanket with you, those salt crystals are sometimes pretty sharp and can cut into your skin or clothes if you lie on the ground.
With these tips, you will have a super cool trip to photographic paradise. I have to say that I really enjoyed this trip to high altitude paradises like Peru and Bolivia showed me.
If you haven’t read my blogs or visited my YouTube channel, I’m not really a fan of cold weather so it’s time to take this beach girl back to the ground level and near the ocean.
TRAVELING WILL NEVER STOP!
See you soon Brazil!!
Have a nice week, peeps!