Best photography Places & shooting locations in Chennai

Here is a list of Photography location in Chennai based upon my experience of staying there for more than two years and traveling around. At most of these locations you will find a place less crowded to shoot the pictures:

1. Sunrise/ Sunset Photography locations in Chennai:

Recommended for: Couple photoshoot, Nature photography, Pre-wedding

2. For shooting monuments and Heritage sites:

Recommended for: Couple photoshoot, Baby Photoshoot, Pre-wedding

Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram shore temple

3. For temple photography in Chennai:

  • Thyagaraja Temple, Tiruvottiyur
  • Marundeeswarar temple, Thiruthuraipoondi
  • Shirdi sai baba temple, Mylapore
  • Parthasarathy temple, Triplicane
  • Kapaleeswarar temple

Recommended for: Couple photoshoot, Baby Photoshoot, Pre-wedding, Heritage & outdoor photography

4. Parks in Chennai for photography – Nature & greenery

  • IIT Madras campus
  • Semmozhi Poonga
  • Vandaloor zoo
  • Chetput lake
  • Guindy national park
  • Adyar Eco-park
  • Secretariat Park, Chennai

Recommended for: Couple photoshoot, Baby Photoshoot, Pre-wedding

5. For shooting birds around Chennai:

  • Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary – 90 km from Chennai
  • Pulicat Bird Sanctuary – About 100 km from Chennai
  • Vandalur Zoo – There is a big lake inside the zoo, migratory birds arrive there
  • Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary
  • Guindy zoo in Chennai.
  • IIT Madras Campus

Recommended for: Couple photoshoot, Baby Photoshoot, Pre-wedding

6. For shooting wildlife around Chennai:

  • Vandaloor Zoo
  • Gunidy zoo
  • IIT Madras campus

Recommended for: Couple photoshoot, Baby Photoshoot, Pre-wedding, Wildlife

7. For shooting busy marketplaces:

  • Royapuram Fishing harbor
  • T. Nagar
  • Flower market, George town
  • Pondy Bazaar
  • Anna Nagar

Recommended for: Street photography, outdoor photography, portraits

Chennai Fishing harbour

8. For photography inside malls:

  • Express Avenue malls
  • Fountain Plaza
  • Abirami Megamall
  • Chennai Citi center
  • Spencer Plaza

Recommended for: Street photography, outdoor photography, Moderns

9. For panoramic city view shooting:

  • St. Thomas Mount (Airport is visible from here)
  • Lighthouse local station or station just before or after (Nice city view)
  • Kathipara flyover
  • Koyembedu Market

10. Street photography locations in Chennai:

  • George Town
  • Koyembedu market
  • Sowcarpet
  • Parry’s corner
  • T Nagar

If I missed out someplace, kindly update that in the comment for others 🙂

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16 Replies to “Best photography Places & shooting locations in Chennai”

  1. Ragu

    It was a bad experience for me capturing photos at Express Avenue mall. Moreover I was just capturing random shots at crowds (nothing sensitive) it happened few years ago… the guards (and another person with a Walkie talkie apparently some security officer who thought himself to be a military commando/general) misbehaved to me in a rough manner pulling out my camera (saying no photographs allowed) forcing me to delete the photos from my camera as if I shot some photos in a military base. Thumbs down for express avenue and it’s crazy security officers…

    They never stuck any warning stating no photographs allowed. Please follow some ethics – in US they have policy statements put up if photos were not allowed, if you don’t want people to shoot photos then have a policy statement put up or at least have a poster stuck stating no photographs allowed. Respect photographers!

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  2. wedding photographer

    That is almost all the important hotspots one needs to know for shoots in Chennai, awesome!!

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  3. contactsrivivek

    NICE INFORMATION. IF OTHER SHOOTING SPOTS OR SHOOTING PARKS OR SHOOTING STUDIOS WERE ADDED IT WILL HUGELY HELP THE DIRECTORS.

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  4. Pijo

    This is a good one. Helped me a lot. Though you can also add a few places where people can shoot with models for free and for pay.

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    • abishek

      Guyss u can also have a private photo session with greenery and sulpturs @ V.G.P GOLDEN BEACH RESORT chennai , injambakkam , ecr … less cost and lot and lots of location for photography…just have a look , then u will recommend other photographers.. experienced a good hospitality … Thumbs up and thank god we dint rome around the city to take photographs ….

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