About the location
Because of its status as a bustling metropolis, Shanghai has gained a reputation worldwide as an extremely multicultural city, with residents from all over the world. It's recommended that visitors stay for at least a week in order to get a feel for the city and its atmosphere. Summer is the peak tourism season in Shanghai, yet not actually the best time to visit; instead, you should visit in the fall from September to November, which offers fewer crowds and more moderate temperatures. Shanghai is an incredibly scenic city, with a variety of sites that give photographers amazing opportunities to capture the city’s atmosphere.
There are a plethora of spots to photograph throughout Shanghai, with many suitable for diverse photography styles. Some of the top locations include the Bund, the World Financial Centre, and the Yuyuan Gardens. The Bund is located in western Shanghai, a waterfront area with prolific views towards Pudong, Shanghai’s iconic skyline. Walking along the Bund, there are amazing views from every angle, which will allow you to capture the perfection of Shanghai.
The World Financial centre is one of Shanghai’s most iconic buildings and is part of the Pudong skyline. There are 2 options for photographers here, one being the observatory, which can be expensive and crowded at times, and the other being the Lounge Bar, which is expensive, but if you come early enough is not crowded. Make sure to come early to get a table with a view!
The Yuyuan Gardens offer a taste of traditional China and offer a different experience for Shanghai photographers. One of the best views is from the pond inside the garden, but in order to get the views, there is an admission fee charged, so make sure to be aware of that! Overall, these three sites will give you a sense of the different angles and views offered throughout Shanghai, and will give you some amazing photos!