Athens + Istanbul Photo Checklist


As many of you know, I have a love of travel, and will be visiting a new country: Greece;  more specifically, Athens. Later on in the trip, I will also be visiting Istanbul, Turkey, but as this is not a new place for me I may not be spending as much time putting together lists of what I wish to see there.

Nevertheless, I am excited to travel to both places and have decided to put together a small photo checklist of moments I would like to capture with photographs while I enjoy my time there. In my past visits to different places, I have simply walked by gorgeous sights and have not spent time soaking up the culture of these far-off lands. However, I will now be on the lookout for sights rather than just blindly passing by. Hopefully, I will check off everything and will share the photos with all of you at the end of my trip. 

Here are 20 things I'll be on the lookout for: 

+ First glimpse

+ Something I don't see at home

+ Down the street

+ A beautiful sunset/sunrise

+ Dialouge

+ Something blue

+ (Temporary) home sweet home

+ Local fauna

+ Written

+ Delicious cuisine

+ Beautiful flooring

+ Currency

+ Lost

+ To the market we go

+ Like a local

+ Laughter

+ Looking up/looking down

+ Literature

+ Memento

+ Scenery 

+ Saying goodbye

What would you add to this list?


  1. These are all beautiful photo prompts. <3
    You are very creative to have come up with them, and I look foreword to seeing whatever ones you post on your blog.

    p.s. I am very jealous of the fact that you are traveling ;)

    1. Thank you dear. I hope I will be able to complete all of them. <3

  2. aww, i look forward to hearing about your trip! sounds like a ton of fun :)

    1. Thank you so much Autumn. It's going great so far. :)

  3. You're such a lucky duck to be visiting Greece! I do have a suggestion-- instead of snapping a photo of just something blue, why not do seven different colors of the rainbow? Indigo may be the hardest to capture, but I have faith that you'll be able to find something. <3

    xoxo Morning

    1. Thank you Morning! That is such a wonderful suggestion; I'm definitely going to add it my checklist. <3

  4. Greece is on my travel list - I hope you have a great time! I look forward to hearing/reading about your trip, and your checklist is a great idea to do!

    Paige xo // The Joys of Being Paige

    1. Thank you Paige! It was lovely, I would love to go again sometime.

  5. This is such a cool idea and OMG THOSE PHOTOS ARE BEAUTEOUS. ♥


  6. The photo is absolutely beautiful and Greece! Sounds like a dream! <3

    please sparrow

  7. This sounds so fun! When I was in high school I had a teacher tell me to plan out the shots I wanted to take whenever I was taking pictures, which I really didn't like doing. But now, I always find it so much more valuable and I come out with better shots when I've planned before.

    Hope all these work out for you! Can't wait to see them:)

    1. I agree. The photo checklist made looking for good shots on my trip wonderful fun. I can't wait to share them with you! :)


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