Tag: 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.

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.

China: A Country of Many Faces

After visiting China, you’ll never be the same. Something inside you will have changed. China will change the way you see the world and change all the preconceptions you had about China until now. Whether you set out to discover the history, landmarks, modern architecture, good tea, or nature, one thing is for sure. China has many faces, and they all interlace.

Photography along the Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago)

What exactly is the Way of St. James or Camino de Santiago? Originally, it was the pilgrimage route to the tomb of St. James, located in the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela. Today, there is more than one route to Santiago. The most famous is the 770km (478mi) long French Way (Camino Francés), but there are many other official and unofficial routes.  

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