Photo 101 – Moment & Motion

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As a freelance travel journalist, I sometimes like to capture candid shots of people on the streets to catch the local flavour. But I am aware that some people don’t like having their pictures taken by strangers, and in parts of Asia, the older folk in particular, can be a little superstitious about having their photo taken. To get round that, I sometimes hold my camera at waist level and shoot randomly in the hope of catching good shots. In the heap of bad pictures and duds, there would be a few that turn out well, especially if the lighting and the shutter speed is fast, and the moon and stars all align in my favour. This shot I took in Istanbul turned out particularly well!

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