Chapter 5. Photographing the World


You’ve finally made it to your destination, unpacked your wrinkleable travel items, ordered room service, and collapsed on your bed in a heap. Congratulations, now the fun begins.

Once you’ve shaken off the fog of jet lag, get outside and orient yourself by taking a long walk. I usually grab copies of any guidebooks I’ve brought along, local maps, a GPS unit, a compass, and a bottle of water. Then, depending on the length of the trip, I wander for a few hours to a whole day, just getting a feeling for where things are, and how to get from one place to another.

Make note of tall landmarks that are easily visible ...

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