How to photograph marketsWhether you are visiting a vibrant European city or exploring an exotic Asian village, markets must be definitively on your travel bucket list. In the same place, you can find a wide variety of colorful goods, animated stallholders, interesting people and an exciting environment to discover and enjoy with your camera.

Markets can be covered or outdoor. In case of shooting images in an outdoor market, you have to face up with the great contrast existing between the parts of the scene lit directly by the sun and the people or goods in the shadows. Use of flash can compensate both such a contrast and lightening shadows on people’s faces, but the result you get is easily flat to tell the truth. The best option to photograph markets is to visit the outdoor market in early morning when sun light is still soft or wait, instead, for a cloudy day.

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Urban photographyUrban photography is full of fantastic subjects for your camera: monuments, squares, markets, superb views, ancient or modern buildings, people. The urban environment offers a wide variety of subjects in a restricted area, more than any other existing photographic category. From a terrific night skyline to the day frenetic street activity, from close-up architectural details to busy markets, every city, big or small, provides plenty of  exciting photographic opportunities.

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photographing lakesPhotographing lakes is a favorite subject for every landscape photographer. Think about one of those North American lakes surrounded by wild forests and snow capped mountains or some European lakes where picturesque and tiny villages reflect into. Probably, the mountain lake reflection is the image most landscape photographers aim to. For a successful photo with a mirror-like reflection, lake water must be perfectly still.

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Framing imagesFraming images is one of the fundamental rules of composition in landscape photography along with the rule of thirds and the diagonal lines. This “rule” can be helpful for the fledgling photographers.

What framing images means?
In photography a frame is an object placed within your image that frames the main subject of your photo like a picture frame.

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Think Tank Airport Essentials camera bagLast week, I received the Think Tank Photo Airport Essentials, the smallest camera backpack of Think Thank Photo’s Airport series. For two years, I have been using the Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter backpack for my travels and I have been extremely happy with that purchase. As I started looking recently for something a bit smaller to accomodate my equipment for short journeys or urban photography, my obvious choice fell on the smallest backpack of Airport series. Here’s my review on my latest camera bag purchase. The Airport Essentials backpack comes in the usual Think Tank Photo’s elegant black exterior design with minimal visible features and straps.

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