China is a paradise always welcoming the photographers and has numerous photography locations that are worth every pain you take. The places are heart-throbbing. Some locations, which I would recommend as a photographer, are Xiapu Seascape, Guilin Karst Mountains, Huangshan (The Yellow Mountain), The Great Wall, Lijiang, Yunnan, Tianjin Binhai Library (for urban/ architecture photography). These are some locations that are breathtakingly beautiful and photogenic.
Keeping all this aside, China is still a bit unexplored by International visitors. The reason is simple, vast size, expensive visas, and the perceived difficulties of traveling. As a backpacker, here are some things you need to take care of.