Capturing the perfect moment is easier said than done – but these seven best places in Kuala Lumpur & Selangor have been chosen as the best for taking street portrait photos. From the Saloma Bridge, Petronas Towers and KLCC, all the way down to Jalan Bukit Bintang and Chinatown, be sure to pack your camera and hit the streets whenever you’re in KL and Selangor.
Sounds cliché at the time but this post will take you to a whole new level (with some new locations in Selangor) other than the popular photo hotspots in the KL city. At these mentioned beautiful photography locations below, you can create ‘Instagrammable‘ stunning photos for social media, suitable for social media content creators, influencers and travel bloggers.
While travelling is quite restricted during this pandemic period, it is best to stay alert and stay safe by practising social distancing to curb the pandemic. These seven places nearby Kuala Lumpur & Selangor is the best places to go if you don’t feel like going far away from the city.
You can check out our posts for Kuala Lumpur travel guides. It covers some of the best places to visit in a day. There are quite a lot of posts about photo spots when you search online, as we said here we would like to list down some of our best list of the nice locations to shoot street portrait photos in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.
Preparation Before Heading To The Location
To make your travel photos better, it is advisable to put some effort into the preparation. Before you get out there for your photoshoot or staycation, plan the perfect shoots that you want to do. Check out some photoshoot ideas and get inspiration from Pinterest or Instagram.
Whether you hire a photographer or snap photos with your own modern digital camera brands such as the Sony, Canon or Fujifilm mirrorless cameras. The best thing about Fujifilm cameras is the Fujifilm film simulation recipes, you will be able to get amazing vintage film colours and photos straight out of the camera without any editing needed.
In the meantime, you also have to prepare suitable camera lenses for your photoshoot occasion whether you want to use zoom lenses, wide-angle lenses or portrait lenses.
It is advisable to do quick research first to familiarize yourself with the local scene. You might also want to check the actual location, weather conditions, is there any parking space available etc.
Where To Find Nice Spots For Travel Portrait Photoshoot Near Me?
In this article, we’ve listed down the 7 best places to have photoshoots in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. Capturing the perfect moment is easier said than done – but these 7 places in Kuala Lumpur have been chosen as the best for taking photographs.
Have you been having fun shooting photographs using mobile phones? Other than taking photos yourself, you can hire a local vacation photographer in Malaysia and in return create amazing travel portrait photos that you can never imagine.
Getting professionally captured travel photos is a great way to increase your online social media network and get recognition from the people you know.
1. Selangor – Japan Friendship Garden, Shah Alam
If you feel like connecting to nature in Japanese style, do check out the new attraction in Shah Alam. The Japanese-themes garden is about the size of 3 football fields and has 5 scenic zones. We listed this as one of the best places to have a photoshoot because now you don’t have to travel far but get to feel the scenic of Japan in Selangor.
If you love Japanese scenery, you can shoot any portraits, wedding photos, engagement portraits and scenery landscape at this location. The garden has several Japanese inspired features such as the torii-gate, tsukubai and zen ponds. The entry is free and open to the public from 10AM to 7PM daily.
2. Saloma Bridge, Kuala Lumpur
Saloma Link Bridge is a great photography spot for portraits and landscapes, popular among the locals and cyclists in Kuala Lumpur. It is the best place to take portraits with leading lines and symmetry. You can also get a really nice view of the LED-lit bridge and Petronas Twin Towers in the background if you use a wider camera lens.
Many locals came to this area in the morning, evening & night for its iconic LED light. The stunning illumination of the bridge is visible from a great distance and is a highlight for many people.
3. Rainbow Bridge @ Elmina Valley Central Park, Shah Alam
If you prefer a bright colourful background with leading lines and symmetry in your portrait photoshoot, Elmina Valley Central Park is one of the nice spots you can consider. Located in Shah Alam, Selangor, the Rainbow Bridge is one of the Insta-worthy colourful spots for landscape and portraits.
You can visit this location any time and play around with your creative skills to create stunning travel-like photos.
4. Ascott Star Pool View @ Star Residences KLCC. Kuala Lumpur
If you are planning for a short luxury staycation in Kuala Lumpur, you should check out Star Residences for your next stay. In my opinion, the Ascott Star reflective pool area is the place to take pictures at different angles with nice surrounding skyscrapers in the background.
You can easily book a whole condominium on Airbnb for your staycation with family and friends. This is one of the most unique ways you can try to take travel shots above sea levels in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
5. KL Tower Sky Box
One of the popular Instagrammable spots for photos for the locals and tourists is the KL Tower Sky Box, you can take photos of at 300 meters up with a panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur. You or your personal photographer can assist you to take some amazing photos from standing to seated, any style you like! A great day out for the family and friends with a great view of the city from the top of KL Tower.
6. Sekinchan Paddy Fields, Kuala Selangor
If you are looking for a peaceful moment, Sekinchan is the best place to take portraits, wedding photos and even landscape with the beautiful scenery of Sekinchan. The Sky Mirror and paddy field in Sekinchan is popular among the locals when it comes to having a short day trip or staycation.
For a short getaway from the city, those staying at Farm Ville Cafe & Homestay & Padibox Homes & Cafe can enjoy the serenity of picturesque lush green paddy fields and fresh air.
7. Perdana Botanical Garden, Kuala Lumpur
Last but not least, the Perdana Botanical Garden is one of the nice places to have photoshoots. You can enjoy the greenery, beautiful landscaped garden and photographs at the same time. It is also a great spot for joggers in the morning and evening. There are many locals who come here for portrait photoshoot, wedding shoots, OOTD and just for a picnic hang out with family.
Those who came to the garden can also go to the Butterfly Park, Bird Park which is just a walking distance from the garden.
Hope you guys enjoyed the article. The 7 best places mentioned above is a great start for you to explore for your next travel plan near you. There are still more places that can be included in this list. Hope this article will help you find the best place for your next photography spots in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.