Rainbow Rambler on Travel Photography
Tip: When visiting a new land, listen to the locals, listen to your fellow tourists, put down your cameras and just be.
Anyone who’s been to the Louvre in Paris or Borobudur Temple in Java will have seen that kind of tourist who walks around everywhere with their selfie-stick phone or camera in front of their face.
Why not take an opportunity to really notice the scenery, people watch for a little while and return home with a bunch of anecdotes you can be sharing for years instead of thousands of photographs.
(I’ll admit, I did this on a my recent Java journey – because when I arrived in time for sunset at Prambanan, my Olympus Stylus was flat. No battery, no photos. So I let Deven fire away and I watched the Sumatran School Kids playing at the ruins with their cameras and selfie sticks. About 10 times, they asked for a group photo with me – a seldom-seen bule/Westerner).