My husband and I love to travel. It’s fun to experience different cultures, see new places, and taste new foods. I love to capture photographs of our travels, to help me remember as much as I can.
I always try to be sensitive to the people in the country we are visiting, remembering this caution from an instructor I had in a photography class years ago. I came across an article this week, 6 Tips for How to be a Culturally Sensitive Travel Photographer, that served as a great reminder for me. I hope you find it helpful in your own travels – or even your every day photography life!
Not a great picture of me, but such a great reminder of the day we spent at a local crafters market in Quito, Ecuador. This lovely woman didn’t speak English, and I didn’t speak Spanish – but through hand gestures, I “asked” her permission to photograph her beautiful Alpaca blankets, and she was happy to comply. I only wish I would have purchased more than one blanket. It is incredibly soft and warm!