Most people visit Penang for finger licking local cuisine – notably the best in Malaysia. However, my number one reason for heading to Penang was simply to walk around the beautiful Georgetown and check out street art, wall murals and heritage buildings.
While doing my research on street art in the city, I realized this would be the perfect opportunity for my very first vacation photoshoot. Usually, I click all of photos myself however, the challenge arises when I am traveling solo or with someone who barely knows how to hold a camera… and want myself to be in the pictures. Solutions tried in the past were putting my GoPro on a tripod and self clicking or taking selfies. Issues – I am not a big fan of selfies and if I can’t “see” what I am clicking it is hard to take self portraits.
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How to Get Perfect Vacation Pictures?
Finally, I found the perfect solution – at least for beautiful places which you would want to remember forever – hire a professional vacation photographer. So, I had Photographer Yi Lin for Shoot My Travel Georgetown tag along with me. Yi Lin a local , born and brought up in Georgetown, so she knew exactly what I wanted to see and how I wanted it photographed. She walked me through the best street art and wire art alleys of Georgetown and we discussed ideas on angles and photos together. She was fun, sweet and has an amazing eye for photography and I was extremely happy with the end results.
For once, I loved every shot she took of me (usually I am very critical of my pictures) and she showed my best side whilst capturing the essence of the destination – which is exactly what I wanted. Here are some of my favorite pictures and you can expect to find all these spots within 1 hour of walking around Armenian Street in Georgetown.
Georgetown Street Photography with ShootMyTravel
As a big fan of street photography myself, having a professional photographer tag along was not just fun but also a great learning experience.
Walking around Georgetown, Penang
Family Photography at The Blue Mansion, Georgetown
During our short time in Penang, my parents and I stayed at the glorious UNESCO world heritage building called Cheong Fatt Tze – The Blue Mansion. Our photographer took some amazing family photos which will be a constant reminder of our time spent in this royal mansion – Renowned as one of the top 10 mansions in the world.
Splendid Georgetown Street Art
Now comes the best part – posing with some of the stellar street art in Georgetown.
Cats are immensely popular in Malaysia. Having spent over two weeks in the “Cat city” of Kuching, I wasn’t surprised to see all this cool cat street art.
So, have you ever walked around exploring street art in Georgetown, Penang? If not, this is one MUST do whilst visiting Georgetown. Be sure to check out all the lovely wall murals, wire art and street art this wonderful UNESCO town has to offer. Go have fun and don’t forget to come back and tell me about it!