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A Photographer’s Guide

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A Photographer’s Guide
Andrew Hudson


Despot Stefan Tower and entrance bridge, from outside the fortCrnibombarder/Wikipedia


126 views to photograph
Western City GateBlago Tebi/Wikipedia
Ada Ciganlija FountainJovanpopovic79/Wikipedia
Church of Saint SavaJessmine/Shutterstock
Hotel Moskva [Belgrade]Iialeksandarii/Wikipedia
Monument to Karadjordje and Church of Saint SavaNikola Smolenski/Wikipedia
Museum of Aviation [Belgrade]Dungodung/Wikipedia
Royal ChapelJablanov/Wikipedia
Sign at Airport City BelgradeMichael Angelkovich/Wikipedia
Despot’s Tower and north wallCrnibombarder/Wikipedia
Entrance bridge to Belgrade FortressВладислав Перић/Wikipedia
Girl with a pitcher fountainOop/Wikipedia
Karadjordje monument and Temple of Saint SavaNikola Smolenski/Wikipedia
Military Museum [Belgrade]Winston McLeod/Wikipedia
Pobednik from behind at sunsetAnj?i/Wikipedia
Prince Mihailo MonumentPetar Milošević/Wikipedia
Royal Palace columnsJablanov/Wikipedia
Spomenik and Sajmištu MonumentPinki/Wikipedia
St. Mark’s Church [Belgrade]Dcabrilo/Wikipedia
Terazije FountainZharcos/Wikipedia
Ada Ciganlija SculptureFilip Maljković/Wikipedia
Belgrade University LibraryZorancvetkovic/Wikipedia
Beovoz at Vukov SpomenikOrjen/Wikipedia
A cannon outside the fortressAktron/Wikipedia
Despot Stefan Tower from inside the fortGeorge Groutas/Wikipedia
Eternal flamePinki/Wikipedia
House of FlowersBrimac37/Wikipedia
House of the National Assembly of SerbiaBoris Dimitrov/Wikipedia
Main hallway of Beli dvorLumen Roma/Wikipedia
Megatrend UniversityGoldfinger/Wikipedia
Monument to the Unknown HeroSuncocvet/Wikipedia
Nave of Church of Saint SavaGeorge Groutas/Wikipedia
Nebojša TowerBombarder/Wikipedia
Pobednik from behind at nightDanimir/Wikipedia
Pobednik from left side with turret tower{{{1}}}/Wikipedia
Railway Museum [Belgrade]La Smolenski/Wikipedia
Relay of YouthPinki/Wikipedia
Royal Palace BasementNikolazstankovic/Wikipedia
Sajmište concentration campWhite Writer/Wikipedia
Yugoslav Ministry of Defence buildingDavid Orlovic/Wikipedia
Airport City BelgradeCrnibombarder/Wikipedia
Archaeological Site Pionirski ParkMissty011/Wikipedia
Belgrade PlanetariumNikola Smolenski/Wikipedia
Belgrade’s New CemeteryPinki/Wikipedia
Branko’s BridgePudelek/Wikipedia
Church of St PetkaCrnibombarder/Wikipedia
Dining Room of Royal PalaceNikolazstankovic/Wikipedia
Gate of Charles VIGoldfinger/Wikipedia
Monument of Gratitude to FrancePudelek/Wikipedia
Monument to Dositej ObradovićGoldfinger/Wikipedia
Monument to Soviet war veteransAmazonite/Wikipedia
National Museum of SerbiaPetar Milošević/Wikipedia
National Theatre in BelgradePhotoshooterka/Wikipedia
Outer Stambol GateNikola Smolenski/Wikipedia
Play of the Black HorsesKrumb77/Wikipedia
Princess Ljubica’s ResidenceНикола Цветковић/Wikipedia
Rear Royal Palace BelgradeNikolazstankovic/Wikipedia
Serbian Academy of Sciences and ArtsFilip Knežić/Wikipedia
Tašmajdan ParkLukap/Wikipedia
Thatched HouseLumen Roma/Wikipedia
Tomb of Ali PasharNikola Smolenski/Wikipedia
Belgrade Main railway stationKrumb77/Wikipedia
Belgrade Nikola Tesla AirportVesailok/Wikipedia
Belgrade ObservatorySvift/Wikipedia
Captain Miša’s MansionMatija/Wikipedia
Hunyadi stoneJustuser/Wikipedia
Karadjordje’s GateCrniBombarder/Wikipedia
Knez Mihailova StreetThe Λατίνος/Wikipedia
Little War IslandErwan Martin/Wikipedia
Mehmed Pasha FountaiGoldfinger/Wikipedia
Museum May 25thOrjen/Wikipedia
Museum of Contemporary Art [Belgrade]Viktor Markovic/Wikipedia
Museum of Vuk and DositejLumen Roma/Wikipedia
National Bank of SerbiaLukap/Wikipedia
Republic Square [Belgrade]Boskom/Wikipedia
Residence of Prince MilošSonjabgd/Wikipedia
Serbian Government buildingMatija/Wikipedia
Slavija SquareTheminer/Wikipedia
St. Michael’s Cathedral [Belgrade]Ulrich Latzenhofer/Wikipedia
Studentski TrgBoskom/Wikipedia
Tomb of People’s Heroes [Belgrade]Pinki/Wikipedia
Ušće TowerOrlovic/Wikipedia
View of Belgrade FortressDanimir/Wikipedia


Map of Belgrade

Map of Central Belgrade


About PhotoSecrets



A great travel photo­graph requires you to be in the right place at the right time to capture that special moment. Professional photo­graphers have a short-hand phrase for this: “F8 and be there.”

There are countless books that can help you with photo­graphic technique, the “F8” portion of that equation. But until now, there’s been little help for the other, more critical portion of that equation, the “be there” part. To find the right spot, you had to expend lots of time and shoe leather to essentially re-invent the wheel.

In my career as a professional travel photo­grapher, well over half my time on location is spent seeking out the good angles. Andrew Hudson’s PhotoSecrets does all that legwork for you, so you can spend your time photo­graphing instead of wandering about. I wish I had one of these books for every city I photo­graph on assignment.

PhotoSecrets can help you capture the most beautiful sights with a minimum of hassle and a maximum of enjoyment. So grab your camera, find your favorite PhotoSecrets spots, and “be there!”

About Bob Krist

Bob Krist has photo­graphed assignments for National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Travel/­Holiday, Smithsonian, and Islands. He won “Travel photo­grapher of the Year” from the Society of American Travel Writers in 1994, 2007, and 2008.

For National Geographic, Bob has led round-the-world tours and a traveling lecture series. His book In Tuscany with Frances Mayes spent a month on The New York Times’ bestseller list and his how-to book Spirit of Place was hailed by American Photo­grapher magazine as “the best book about travel photo­graphy we’ve ever read.”

The parents of three sons, Bob and his wife live in New Hope, Pennsylvania.


Thank you for reading PhotoSecrets. As a fellow fan of travel and photo­graphy, I hope this guide will help you quickly find the most visually stunning places, and come home with equally stunning photo­graphs.

PhotoSecrets is designed to show you all the best sights. Flick through, see the classic views, and use them as a departure point for your own creations. Flick through, enjoy the photos, and see which places inspire you. Get comp­osition ideas, lighting tips, and a brief history. It’ll be like traveling with a location scout and a pro-photo­grapher by your side.

The idea for PhotoSecrets came during a trip to Thailand, when I tried to find the exotic beach used in the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun. None of the guidebooks I had showed a picture, so I thought a guidebook of postcard photos would be useful for us photographers. If you have any ides for improvements, please send me an email at

Now, start exploring — and take lots of photos!

About Andrew Hudson

Originally an engineer, Andrew Hudson started PhotoSecrets in 1995. His first book won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best First Book and his second won the Grand Prize in the National Self-Published Book Awards.

Andrew has published 15 nationally-distributed photo­graphy books. He has photo­graphed assignments for Macy’s, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Men’s Health and Seventeen, and been a location scout for Nikon. His photos and articles have appeared in Alaska Airlines, National Geographic Traveler, Shutterbug Outdoor and Nature photo­graphy, Where, and Woman’s World.

Andrew has a degree in Computer Engineering from Manchester University and a certificate in copyright law from Harvard Law School. Born in Redditch, England, he lives with his wife, two kids, and two chocolate Labs, in San Diego, California.


At a Glance

Name:Belgrade (Beograd, Belgrad, White City)
Ancient name:Singidūn
Fame:Capital and largest city of Serbia.
GPS:44.816667, 20.466667
Population:1.2 million (city); 1.6m metro
Trivia:As a strategic location, the city was battled over in 115 wars and razed to the ground 44 times.

Belgrade BELL-grade; Beograd / Београд;; ) is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans. Its name translates to “White city.” The urban area of the City of Belgrade has a population of 1.23 million, while over 1.65 million people live within its administrative limits.

One of the most important prehistoric cultures of Europe, the Vinča culture, evolved within the Belgrade area in the 6th millennium BC. In antiquity, Thraco-Dacians inhabited the region, and after 279 BC Celts conquered the city, naming it Singidūn. It was conquered by the Romans during the reign of Augustus, and awarded city rights in the mid-2nd century. It was settled by the Slavs in the 520s, and changed hands several times between the Byzantine Empire, Frankish Empire, Bulgarian Empire and Kingdom of Hungary before it became the capital of Serbian king Stephen Dragutin (1282–1316). In 1521, Belgrade was conquered by the Ottoman Empire and became the seat of the Sanjak of Smederevo. It frequently passed from Ottoman to Habsburg rule, which saw the destruction of most of the city during the Austro-Ottoman wars. Belgrade was again named the capital of Serbia in 1841. Northern Belgrade remained the southernmost Habsburg post until 1918, when the city was reunited. As a strategic location, the city was battled over in 115 wars and razed 44 times. Belgrade was the capital of Yugoslavia from its creation in 1918, to its final dissolution in 2006.

Belgrade has a special administrative status within Serbia and it is one of five statistical regions of Serbia. Its metropolitan territory is divided into 17 municipalities, each with its own local council. City of Belgrade covers 3.6% of Serbia’s territory, and 22.5% of the country’s population lives within its administrative limits. It is classified as a Beta- global city.


















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