Dubrovnik photography guide
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Because of its beauty it has become very popular (and often crowded) but luckily photographers tend to go out in the morning and evening, when bigger crowds leave the city. Apart from some museums, galleries and churches, tripods are allowed and in general photography is not limited (permits are required only for commercial use). Some landmarks have opening times not suitable for sunset/sunrise shootings (city walls or Lovrijenac fort) but luckily there are many other spots where you can capture morning and evening light.
Dubrovnik can be visited throughout the year. The peak season is July and August when it can be very crowded and hot, but if you are travelling during these months, this should not hold you back from visiting. In winter, many restaurants and bars are closed, museums and landmarks have shorter opening times and the city is much quieter and you can use this to your advantage.
Most popular Dubrovnik photo spots
Take a cable car (or taxi) to go to Srđ hill - sunsets and blue hour photos from this elevation are spectacular.
Get up early at least one morning so you capture the blue light in the streets when there are no crowds - you might have the city for yourself for just a few precious moments!
Dubrovnik is a safe city but very touristy and pickpockets inevitably operate in some of the main streets. You can photograph everywhere in confidence, including at night, but apply usual common sense when out with your camera gear.
Croatia uses standard European two-pin plugs at 220V. Recommended mobile network providers are HT (Hrvatski Telekom) or VIP. You can get a local SIM card and with it you have an affordable data transfer wherever you go.
It pays to get an apartment within the city walls or at least very near. Even then, be prepared to walk MANY steps!
Allow at least two nights to cover most of the photo spots. Three nights are recommended.
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