Last updated on August 31st, 2018 at 12:34 pm
How hard is to select only a small set of pictures of Mauritius island?
It’s very difficult as this is a heaven with many hidden gems.
I have included photos of beaches as well as cities and special moments too, like a religious procession and a wedding
Following the gallery of Mauritius pictures, I have added also a section with more travel photography information as the best gear to use and the subjects to look for.
And you know the best, it’s all updated to 2018 (no old stuff)
Let’s start then…
The photos below are organised by subject, starting with beaches, following with the cities and ending in a section I like to call “special moments”
I have added for each image the location where it was made and the google map position for a quick reference
The countryside of Mauritius
I usually take with me a few lenses to cover the most of the circumstances.
I knew I wanted to visit at least two local markets and the low light could have been a problem (I do not like to use flashes in public environments, they scare people).
ANd of course I would do lots of photos on sunset/sunrise along the coast and a zoom lens is in several cases a life saver.
Feel free to read and download a free PDF guide to travel photography (72 pages and there is no request for an email). I have been updating it for a long time now.
For my picture of Mauritius I ended up taking:
my old lady
it would cover most of the photo opportunities although the two lenses below do a better job in some cases
a Mauritius photos gallery must include images of the local life, especially the local markets. It is mandatory to have a quick lens in this cases. I like the Nikkor 50mm also because it is a small one and people are actually less worried of the photographer
the wide angle comes handy in closed space and landscape photography to create a bit of drama. Adding a big object in the foreground (a boat as an example) helps to create this dramatic effect
I would probably say everything. Inspiration is easy to find on this island, no wonder you may end up like me, with thousands of pictures of Mauritius
Just walk in the street and talk with the local shop owners and opportunities may always arise.
I was even invited to a local wedding and I was a spectator of a local motorbike race in a secluded parking area.
The day can be used for the markets and the interior, the sunrises and sunsets for the coast.
Enjoy this beautiful island
Stef Ferro is the founder and editor of MEL365, a travel & photography website made to enhance the travelling experience and improve the photography work.
Stef is a professional travel photographer with past experience in the cycling and film industry.
Stef runs travel photography workshops in Melbourne and around the world.