Travel

Photography in High-Risk Countries

Danger is relative. It is hard to find a country that is completely safe or completely dangerous, with only a few exceptions. You should always consider specific regions and not overgeneralize security risks to an entire country. Over the years, I have intentionally visited many countries that are considered dangerous. This article explores how to approach photography in these places.

Crossing Thailand, Camera in Hand

Stretching from the sunny beaches of the Andaman Coast to the rugged mountains that many consider the foothills of the Himalayas, Thailand is home to over 40,000 vibrant Buddhist temples. Daily life takes place on the streets, making the cities pulse with life far more than anywhere else in the world.

Post-Industrial North America in Photos

When people hear the term "post-industrial," many envision an industrial agglomeration reflected in large factories and buildings. Fragments of this history can be found all over the world. In this article, we explore the American Midwest and Great Lakes region, the birth of automotive assembly lines where industry was once heavily concentrated.

New York Through the Eyes of a Photographer

Whether you like architecture, street, urban, or long-form documentary photography, there’s a subject for almost every photographer in New York. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another city with such a concentration of diverse and inspiring places. The Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and Central Park are among the most photographed places in the world. But there is so much more to New York City.

China: Wudang, The Birthplace of Tai Chi

Wudang 武當山 is a mountainous realm shrouded in legend and the birthplace of several different types of martial arts. Since ancient times, it has been a place dedicated to training the body and mind. The Chinese philosopher Laozi 老子, most famous for his Book of Changes (I-Ching 易經), resided in these mountains.

China: Beijing and the Great Wall of China

If there's a place where modern architecture and a modern lifestyle are slowly overtaking tradition, it's Beijing. With almost 30 million people, it's a bustling metropolis. Modern skyscrapers, glass buildings, and historical sites contrast with gloomy streets full of tangled wires and chaos.

What to Photograph on Your Vacation

Vacation time is drawing rapidly nearer. You’re surely looking forward to many new experiences and moments that you’ll want to preserve. But if you don’t want to come back home with a huge pile of photos and then throw away three quarters of them, get inspired by our tips on what to photograph and how.

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