Southeast Asia photo gallerySoutheast Asia is a sultry and colorful kaleidoscope of many countries, cultures, people and wildlife. A five-week journey brought me again in this world’s corner after many years from my last visit. Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Indonesia remains my favorite country in the area. Every island of this incredibly varied country is a unique blend of the people who live upon it among fantastic beaches, dangerous volcanoes and breathtaking historical temples.

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The best views of Barcelona

Looking for the best views of Barcelona? Barcelona reserves to photographers many scenic viewpoints to shoot images of its beautiful skyline and historical landmarks. Department stores, rooftop bars, monuments or parks, Barcelona is really home to many locations that boast some great scenic views of the pretty old town, the beaches or the entire city. Most of my suggested places are tripod friendly but remember to be always discrete when you use it.
Here is a list of some of my favourite places where you can have the best views of Barcelona and take some great images. Also you find some information about how to get there and the best light of the day to catch photos. 

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Croatia and Slovenia photo galleryYou can easily call both Croatia and Slovenia an earthly paradise made of snow capped alpine peaks, emerald-green lakes, extraordinary medieval walled towns and pretty Venetian-style colorful villages along a dramatically beautiful coastline. I visited Croatia and Slovenia for the first time 25 years ago, right after the turbulent and violent breakup of Jugoslavia. It was my first journey back to my family roots. 

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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 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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Photographing a religious buildingThe first thing every photographer should keep in mind when photographing a religious building is to fully respect the sacred function of the temple and not causing offence while worshippers are praying. A bad behavior held inside a religious building, like a church, a mosque or a buddhist temple, just for shooting photos, is morally unacceptable and it can even put yourself in danger in several countries.

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