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Learn where the greatest places to take a shot are. Read about the seasonal bounty of photogenic opportunities. See why Tahoe’s sunsets and sunrises are the stuff of legends.  

Fall colors in Hope Valley Scenic views of Mount Tallac during winter Night sky over Emerald Bay

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The Greatest Place To Snap That Shutter

Lake Tahoe’s most famous locales read like the dream team for a photographer. Emerald Bay. Cave Rock. Mt. Tallac. But as you step away from these landmarks and seek the lesser-known, you’ll realize there isn’t a single inch of Tahoe South that doesn’t provide an opportunity for fantastic photographs. From the hustle and bustle of the casino corridor to the quiet meadows of the Upper Truckee River, take a moment to soak in your surroundings. We guarantee you’ll find something that no one else has.

View from Heavenly Mountain Resort

The Classic Spots To Get The Photo

Need a little help to kick start your photography safari? If it’s your first-time visiting Lake Tahoe, begin with the classics like Emerald Bay. For architectural buffs, the Tallac Historic Site provides a bounty of photo ops that can’t be missed. Be sure to get out on the water for a different vantage point via a cruise on the classic M.S. Dixie II.

As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon its still surface, I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords.

Mark Twain

Priceless Pictures

If pictures are worth a thousand words, Tahoe must be priceless. From the iconic to the secluded around nearly every bend, there’s another great photo to be taken. The question isn’t IF you’re going to get the most beautiful photos but rather is your trip long enough to capture everything you want to see!


It’s a sunny spring day.
The temperature is 57°F.
Ready to enjoy the mountains?

Hike Your Way To Photography Valhalla

Sometimes all the inspiration you need for the most amazing photo is to make that first step outside. From Cave Rock to Van Sickle there’s an assortment of quick treks that offer priceless views for that sunrise shot or for night owls that star-filled canopy under the Sierra Nevada landscape.

Sunset over Cave Rock


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