4 Locations In Nigeria For A Beautiful Outdoor Photography

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As the name implies, outdoor photography is done outside with unlimited background options. I like to call it the freedom photoshoot.

Before you start thinking about how I came about the concept. Let’s give you a brief explanation.

Outdoor photography is a shoot out of the confine of a building or structure. Several photographers get excited about outdoor photography because they work with and around nature.

It just means you don’t have to worry about the background because there is a lot to choose from. 

The amazing thing about outdoor photoshoots is that your environment can give you a different feel and theme. It makes it better than what indoor photography would offer you.

Outdoor Photography

Outdoor photography

However, it is impossible to achieve certain themes with the indoor photoshoot. 

Other benefits of outdoor photography include, 

  1. Good natural lighting 
  2. Unlimited source of light
  3. No space or time limitation
  4. Unique theme and setting. 

African granny with her granddaughter.

Nigeria is known to have a lot of beautiful places to have an outdoor photoshoot. They are listed in no particular order. 


Obudu Cattle Ranch

It is also known as the Obudu cattle ranch. It is located in the highlands and deep tropical forest of Cross River state with a temperate climate at about 45 miles from the border with Cameroon. 

If you love to explore and adventure then Obudu mountain resort is your place. There are also several options to choose from when it comes to an outdoor family photoshoot in this location. 

Tour activities and areas

  1. Holy Mountain 
  2. Canopy Walkway 
  3. Cameroon Border View
  4. Igaga Waterfall 
  5. Angel Valley View 
  6. Devils Elbow
  7. Water Park
  8. Becheve Nature Reserve
  9. Mountain & Village walk
  10. Natural Swimming Pool
  11. Horseback riding


Lekki conservation centre.

The conservation centre is located along Lekki-Epe Expressway in Lekki Penisula, Lagos state.  It covers a land of 78 hectares. 

Lekki Conservation Centre is one of the best and most visited nature reserves in Nigeria. In the same way with Obudu mountain resort it has a nature park with several animals and species of plants. It also has the longest canopy walkway in Africa.

You can imagine how adventurous and thrilling it is. An outdoor family photoshoot in this setting will most definitely make a lot of sense.


Slave history museum

Marina Resort was built in May 26, 2007 to promote tourism in Calabar. It is notable as a recreational and learning destination.

Built by Governor Donald Duke in May 26, 2007.

Marina Resort is the fresh breath of air needed to relax from stress, with its wide range of facilities ranging from the slave museum to restaurants to lounges, you are assured of a fun filled educative experience. More than the facilities lies in our commitment to excellence has placed Marina resort at a pedestal of its own. We look forward to raising the bar further and claim its rightful place under the sun as one of the finest hotels in Nigeria as it currently stands.


Tarkwa Bay is located on an island near Lagos Habour. It is known to be a unique place to have some quiet time alone or with loved ones.

Unlike other beaches in Lagos, privacy in Tarkwa bay is top-notch. It is a place for you If you plan to have a nice private outdoor photoshoot.

In other words, you should try out Tarkwa Bay.

Other locations for beautiful outdoor family photoshoot are Saminaka holiday resort, Freedom park Lagos, National Children’s park, and zoo. 

It will be a waste if you have these beautiful locations sorted when you do not have an experienced photographer. Photographers are a dime, a dozen on Gatekrasher.



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