Posts Tagged "Meeting people when travelling"

Photographing faces around the world

Posted by on Nov 9, 2013 in Solo Travel, Travel photography | 20 comments

Photographing faces around the world

I’m certainly no expert, but over my many years of travelling, I’ve been drawn to photographing people and faces in particular. I used to use a 200 mm telephoto lens to capture candid shots, but now I’m much more inclined to speak to people first, to create a connection and to ask whether they mind being photographed.

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The Joy of Solo Travel

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Solo Travel | 3 comments

The Joy of Solo Travel

Have you ever had the opportunity to spend time with someone who speaks a completely different language to yours? I once spent a whole day with the grandmother of some German friends. Grandma spoke no English and I spoke no German but before long we were giggling like children. I helped her unpack the dishwasher and decided to make a game of saying the name of each item in English as I picked it up. Grandma repeated after me in English and then said the name of the same item in German and I repeated after her. By the time we’d gone through all the bowls, plates, cups, spoons, forks etc as well as the cupboards and drawers we put them into, we were in stitches.

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