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Travel and Photography Insights

Ian’s Travel Photography Blog is your source for insights about all things travel and photography. Check back often, to read Ian’s views on travelling for photography, and how he sees things when he’s there.

Train Travel in Sri Lanka

Train Travel in Sri Lanka

Train Travel in Sri Lanka is a great experience when you visit the island. Read about the photo taken by Ian while on a train in Sri Lanka.

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A Grandmother’s Duty

A Grandmother’s Duty

Throughout Asia, it’s the Grandmother’s duty to look after the children of their children. Read the story behind the photo from northern Laos.

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Cape Town’s Silo Hotel

Cape Town’s Silo Hotel

Sometimes when planning travel, picking the best hotel is immediately obvious. Cape Town’s Silo Hotel in South Africa is one of those hotels.

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Tripods Are Not Optional

Tripods Are Not Optional

If you want the best images from your camera, you’ll realize that tripods are not optional. Here’s how to decide which type of tripod to buy.

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Love the Lens You’re With

Love the Lens You’re With

We don’t always have the right lens with us in every situation, so in those cases it’s important to learn to love the lens you’re with.

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The Color Red

The Color Red

In photography, there aren’t many things more powerful than the color red. It’s dominant in design and emotion. Read how to use this power.

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Shooting In The Dark

Shooting In The Dark

It’s helpful to know the proper techniques for shooting in the dark. It’s not as difficult as many people would believe. Here’s some tips.

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Muslims in China

Muslims in China

Few people would realize it, but there are over 22m Muslims in China. Read about the Hui Muslims in Xi’an, famed for their night food market.

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Paper Lanterns of Vietnam

Paper Lanterns of Vietnam

A visit to Hoi An, Vietnam, is made more memorable by the colorful paper lanterns that are floating down the river, carrying people’s wishes.

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Insects as Snacks

Insects as Snacks

All over Southeast Asia, you’ll find plenty of vendors selling insects as snacks. Over 2 billion people in the world eat them. Why not you?

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Doi Suthep Temple

Doi Suthep Temple

Doi Suthep is one of the most important temples to Thai Buddhists. The temple should be on your ‘must see’ list when visiting Chiang Mai.

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Bo Sang Umbrellas

Bo Sang Umbrellas

The small village of Bo Sang, not far from Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, is famous the world over for its handmade custom umbrellas.

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Songkran for Newbies

Songkran for Newbies

Thailand’s New Year’s Water Festival can be quite fun. But for the beginner, it’s good to read through my five tips for Songkran for Newbies.

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Harbin Ice Festival

Harbin Ice Festival

The Harbin Ice Festival takes place every January and February in northern China, and if you can handle the cold, it’s worth the experience.

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