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7 Unusual Travel Photography Tips

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7 Unusual Travel Photography Tips

You might have seen countless videos about travel photography tips here on Youtube. Most of them touch on more or less the same stuff, which is either fairly obvious or pretty banal.

I had a few free days while I was in Georgia and wanted to create something different. I drove to the fascinating region of Tkshaltubo – an area full of abandoned sanatoriums. The place is pretty weird and eerie – perfect for making this kind of video. So, here it is – a video about travel photography tips that I’d consider fairly unusual. They aren’t something you commonly hear.

The tips come from years of my own experiences. I always try to create photos that are different from the masses of images out there. I’d say that the knowledge I’ve accumulated has definitely helped. And, I think that these tips will help you too.

As always, if you have anything to say. ANYTHING relevant to this video. I'd love to hear from you. - said Mitchell Kanashkevich on his YouTube Channel.-

Do you have any travel photography tips that aren’t usual, or that you haven’t seen anyone talk about? Mitchell did love to hear them on comments section:

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It’s winter in Belarus. The last time I spent so much of the winter here was about 10 years ago. My wife and I were exploring my favourite region – Braslav. During one of those explorations we met Yosef. He was riding a bicycle to his home. I pulled over. We talked. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I told him that I was making photos of people in rural areas inside and outside of their traditional homes. He had a traditional home and we were invited.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Yosef’s home was isolated. Pretty much in the middle of nowhere, amidst rye fields. You couldn’t even drive there. I parked the car along the nearest road and we walked for about 1km.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ At the time of the photo Yosef was 82. He was still in great shape, ploughing his land with a horse. We became friends and visited him a few times throughout my stay in Belarus in 2009. We even tried to get him connected to a powerline.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ On the day that I took this photo it was cold inside his home. So cold that when he poured hot tea into the glasses – one of them cracked from the sudden temperature change. After initial suspicion (no one usually cares to spend time with a lonely elderly man) Yosef really warmed up to us and was visibly filled with joy when we’d visit. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I never got to know if Yosef did get connected to a powerline. We visited him a couple of years later. He wasn’t home. But, drying laundry outside and his little dog with dog food in the bowl were an indication that he was still alive. We left a note and a gift. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I haven’t visited Yosef since. I’ve lost the GPS where I had marked his home (no cloud services back then). The last few years I’ve avoided searching for his house. I guess I don’t want to face the fact that he’s likely not around any more. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #Belarus #Braslav #story #photostory #travel #travelphotography #documentary #lonely #loneliness #interiorlight #sidelight #documentaryphotography #reportage #photodocumentary #everydayeverywhere #everydayeurope #lonelyplanet #worldcaptures #travellingthroughtheworld #igtravel #indoors #light #natgeotravel⁣
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About Mitchell Kanashkevich:

Professional travel, documentary photographer and adventurer. Sharing the knowledge I've gained over a decade on the road, in the field with you. I try to talk about the topics that few talk about. Things that matter for growing as a photographer. Get his FREE PDF Guide :

Text, image and video via his YouTube Channel mitchellkphotos

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