What is Viewfinder?

A premium travel photography guide marketplace

Take the guesswork out of planning shots for your next trip. With Viewfinder’s travel photography guides you’ll know exactly when and where to stand to get the best out of every shot as you follow the footsteps of the world’s greatest photographers. Know where to get that iconic photo, a surprisingly different angle or your own unique inspiration. Download your first guide for free and shoot like a local!

Interested in becoming a guide author?

Learn more about the guide author program.

Viewfinder features

Explore a city through the lens of a local

Discover perspectives and locations that only local photographers know about.

For pros & amateur photographers

From stabalized long-exposures to smart phone snaps, find the right shot for you.

Find the exact shooting locations

Our GPS powered maps guide you to the exact standing position for the best shooting perspectives.

Know what time is the prime time

Sunrise, sunset, blue hour, a two week period in late February? Know before you go.

Photo details

Pack the right equipment to get the best shot possible.

Camera Type

Full-frame DSLR? iPhone? Find locations suitable for your gear

Lens Type

Make sure you’ve got the right lens in the bag before you go

Lens Filter

Shooting that long exposure midday? Better pack the ND filter


Get details on the ideal stabilizing system for each shot

Shutter Speed

Try the pro’s setting to control exposure and motion, or experiment


Control your subject with the perfect depth of field setting


Know when it’s okay to bump up that ISO a bit

Focal Length

Frame your shots beautifully with the exact zoom used

Become a photography guide author.

Get paid for sharing your favoite shooting locations.

Our guides are created by our collective of visionary photographers from around the globe. Guide authors are hand-picked for their high-quality work, unique photographic perspectives, and thorough knowledge of top shooting locations in their area. Interested in joining Viewfinder’s guide authoring team? Send us your info below with a link to your portfolio or Instagram page and we’ll be in touch!

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We want your feedback!

What would make your travel photography experience even better? Looking for a specific city or destination? Tell us! Let’s make it happen.

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Coming this summer for Android and iPhone.

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