Tags archives: photography

6 more tips to take better photos (with your smartphone)

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Last week I told you about the photography lessons I learned while attending a workshop with documentary photographer Paul Ripke. Ripke offered a bunch of fairly unconventional views on taking good photos, some of which I agree with, others not so much. But the bottom line is that it's always interesting to hear about other people's techniques, because they [...]

6 (unexpected) tips to be a better photographer

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You've been there: scrolling along your Instagram and seeing all the pretty birds attending all the same events, one outfit better than another, posing together, posing apart, selfie here, duckface there. It was during during the last Coachella festival that I kept taking note of some instagrams of a particular photography style popping up on the accounts of[...]

How to Photograph People When Travelling

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As a travel photographer, one of the questions I get asked most frequently is ‘How do you photograph people?’. I take a lot of portraits of people when I travel, and this is the type of travel photography I love the most. But for many people, this is one of the most difficult things to do. Understanding how to approach people, respect them and capture them i[...]

Couples Who Travel and Blog: Ayesha & Gavin

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As you know, we have started introducing you to our favorite traveling couples and decided to make this a series. Next up in our spotlight are Ayesha and Gavin of the wonderful blog “Lenses and locals”; a couple with an addiction to one-way flights and a never-ending desire to explore the world, always with a camera in hand. Ayesha and Gavin: The Aust[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Tokyo

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Nothing quite prepares you for Tokyo. Not for the neon lights or the back-alleys buzzing with Yakitori grills, not for the city-sized fish markets or the ancient temples, the anime crazes or the constant smell of sushi. You can compare it to other cities, yet none are really quite like it. Tokyo is one of a kind, a blizzard of sights, smells and sounds. A th[...]

6 Reasons to Be a Morning Person when you Travel

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Every day my first alarm goes off at 7.05am - not the earliest, I know, but early as f*** for me. Of course I don't get up at 7.05am though. I snooze my alarm for ten minutes. And then another ten. And another. And maybe another. Eventually I get up into the shower and onto my bike. You can tell I'm not a morning person. Unless it's when I travel. When[...]

10 Female Instagrammers you should follow

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A year ago, I wrote a blog post about five female travelers you should follow on instagram and how these women fed my wanderlust on a daily basis. Twelve months later, I am still scrolling down my feed when I am at home, to get inspired by other people’s travels. This year, I discovered a good amount of amazing accounts. Amongst them, a few were managed by w[...]

5 (more) Summery Things to do in Berlin

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Katja does.  And I do too. I have this thing for summer. Big time. I fall for the smell of warm asphalt and embrace every sweat bead running down my neck. My favourite shoes are bare feet and my level of happiness correlates with the number of freckles in my face. German summers tend to be an emotional rollercoaster weather-wise, so whenever 30 degrees hit t[...]