PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: TRAVEL THE WHOLE WORLD

10-18-8Photos of the Week: 10/18/2018:  Go traveling the whole world with us !

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This week’s Photos:  Let’s go travel the world !

  • “Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.”— Ambrose Bierce

 

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Rainy Lauterbrunnen 🌧 
Photo by Francesca & Tommaso

 

 

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The majestic Hohenzollern Castle, Germany. 
Photo by Dominic Lars

 

 

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Breathtaking views of Senja Island in Northern Norway. 
Photo by Konsta Punkka

 

 

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A place that takes you back in time. Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland. 
Photo by Michael Block

 

 

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Cerulean dreams… Ginnie Springs, Florida. 
Photo by Michael Block

 

 

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Majestic beauty of Seiser Alm. Dolomites mountain range, Italy. 
Photo by Christina Tan

 

 

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Summer evenings in the Alps of Switzerland 
Photo by Max Rive

 

 

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Amazing Mardalsfossen Waterfall in Norway. 
Photo by Daniel

 

 

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Blue Lagoon, Iceland 🇮🇸 
Photo by Meryl Denis

 

 

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Beautiful Spirit Island in Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Canada.
Photo by Matthew Massa

 

 

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Autumn colours and winding roads in Port Jervis, New York.

 

 

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The magical Sagrada Familia, Barcelona. 
Photo by Pol Albarran

 

  • “The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.”— Annie Leibovitz

 

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Sunsets always good for shooting the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California. 
Photo by Andrew Wille

 

 

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Lazy beach days in Honolulu, Hawaii. 
Photo by Spencer Lee

 

 

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The Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 
Photo by Callum Thompson

 

 

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Steady hands 👐🏼 Golden Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam. 
Photo by Jason

 

 

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A modern day caravan crosses the Sahara Desert.

 

 

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One of the most beautiful walkways in the world. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia.
Photo by Michael Matti

 

 

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Explosion of cherry blossoms 🌸 Japan!

 

 

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659 steps, Guatape, Colombia

 

 

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Northern California Redwoods Drive-Thru Tree

 

 

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Dinner with a view  Hotel Caruso, Amalfi Coast, Italy

 

 

 

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Central Park, Manhattan, New York

 

 

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Jumeirah Islands, Dubai 
Photo by @hotelsbygmr83

 

 

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Madrid, Spain 
Photo @lordgilmore

 

 

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200 Year Old Sakura Cherry Tree in Japan 🌸 🇯🇵

 

 

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Autumn Tree Tunnel, Smuggler’s Notch State Park in Vermont, United States. 🇺🇸🍁🍃🍂 
📷 by @Kevin McNeal

 

 

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A wooden cottage in the Tatra Mountains, Poland

 

 

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The town of Banff in Alberta, Canada 
Photo by Stevin Tuchiwsky

 

 

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Obwald, Switzerland
Photo by © Senna Relax

 

  • “My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.”— Steve McCurry

 

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Oahu, Hawaii
Photo by © @surrealshotz

 

 

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Heavens gate, China

 

 

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St. Petersburg, Russia

 

 

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The Grand Canyon. Arizona

 

 

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Columbia River Gorge, Pacific Northwest, USA 
📸 Ever Changing Horizon

 

 

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
Photo by Ilhan Eroglu Photography

 

 

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Lake Bled, Slovenia
Photo by Dennis Stever

 

This has certainly been fun to take you on a photographic trip around the world.  Which was your favorite?  Norway?  Hawaii?  Switzerland?  Can you see yourself there with your camera?  I want to introduce you to this special website if you enjoyed these photos at all.  This is only a fraction of the photos here that are on this website.  Please, go to:   https://www.facebook.com/IWantToTravelTheWholeWorld/?tn-str=k*F

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YOU KNOW YOU ARE A PHOTOGRAPHER WHEN……….

Just when do you know you are a photographer?

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Being a photographer is more than just a hobby or a career choice—it’s life. Something you feel you literally could not live without. Every instant of your waking moment, you feel the dire need to pull your camera out and take a picture of the beauty of your surroundings. Sound familiar? I have compiled a list of eight ways you know when you’re a photographer.

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1- YOU GET UPSET WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR CAMERA WITH YOU.

I feel as though every photographer knows this feeling. For instance, maybe you decide to go for a walk down to the beach and accidentally leave your camera sitting on the kitchen bench. When you go to take a picture, your heart drops. And the only reason you don’t know you’re missing your camera until you get to the beach is because you’re so used to it being in your hands; it’s almost second nature. Your body has adapted to your photography addiction, and it doesn’t recognize when something is drastically wrong. Am I right?

2- LIGHTING & EQUIPMENT:

At some stage in a photographer’s life, there comes a point when having the best equipment just doesn’t cut it. You begin to realize that there’s more to a good photo than the equipment (although it’s still one of my many pleasures) You realize that the the lighting of the photograph is the important part. Unfortunately, there is (arguably) no tool that can give you perfect lighting other than taking a photo at the right time, at the right angle, and using the lighting of the situation to your advantage.

3- YOU CAN MAKE CRAP LOOK GOOD.

Okay, so this one might be stretching it, if we’re taking the point literally. I mean, maybe you can turn a piece of dog poo into art, but that’s not entirely the point I’m trying to make. Basically, as a photographer, you see potential photographs that most people couldn’t imagine being a photograph. Maybe it’s a picture of a trash can or a brick wall—whatever it is, you begin to think outside the box; you begin to take pictures, and you develop a sense of what makes good photographs, regardless of what other people may think.

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4-  YOUR CAMERA BATTERY RUNS OUT BEFORE

ANY OTHER GADGET.

Photographers are known best for having their cameras with them at all times. Regardless of the event, the camera will be glued to the photographer’s hand for that perfect moment to take a quick photo. However, this comes with negative repercussions. The camera batteries do not last a lifetime. Unfortunately, photographers must face the constant annoyance of having their camera battery die before their phone battery. For most “normal” people, this is simply unfathomable. For photographers, this is the harsh reality of being addicted to using a camera.

5- YOU THINK THE SOUND OF A CAMERA SHUTTER

IS PLEASUREABLE.

There is nothing I love more than the sound of a camera shutter. It’s like music to my ears, and I know many people who can relate. For some, the sound of birds is pleasurable; for others, it’s math equations (is that even a thing?). But for photographers, it’s the sound of the camera shutter—knowing that a high quality photograph will be a result of the shutter. Surely there are more of us out there?!

6- YOU GET ANNOYED AT PEOPLE WHO BUY TOP-OF-

THE- LINE CAMERAS, ONLY TO TAKE SELFIES.

When you take photography seriously, just like any other form of art, nothing is worse than people who purchase the latest and the greatest cameras only to take photos of themselves. Okay, in some cases, it can be a justified purchase. Maybe you’re a model? But if you’re uploading it to Facebook for only your friends and family to see, then maybe you can understand why photographers get irritated. You see, photographers (in most cases) very rarely take photos of themselves. Instead, they’re exploring the beauty of the world around them too much to worry about themselves.

7- YOU ARE OFFENDED WHEN SOMEONE MAKES

A HARSH COMMENT ABOUT YOUR CAMERA

“Your camera looks too big,” for example, is just unnecessary criticism. What do you want me to do about the size of my camera? Do you think I didn’t notice? People don’t seem to understand that if you insult the camera, then you might as well insult the camera owner. At least we then have a reason to get offended, right? I mean, how would you feel if someone came up to you and said you had a big nose? Is that more of a justified reason to act offended? If you’re a photographer, then the answer is no.

8- TRAVELING IS MORE ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY

THAN RELAXING.

Finally, we have come to my favorite point of all: traveling. For most people, traveling is more about relaxing—building strong memories to last a lifetime. Photographers want much more than that. We want to be reminded of our traveling experiences with physical memories—photographs of our experiences. Why have a slice of cake when you can have the whole thing? That’s not to say that photographers don’t know how to relax, but we would rather capture the surroundings of the location than waste our time sleeping on the beach.

“The Photographer” captured by Mendhak

If you can relate to these, then maybe you’re more of a photographer than you thought! Hats off to you—let’s hope there are more of us out there.

 

 

About the Author:

Cole is a writer/photographer who owns his own laboratory… I mean…website at considerphotography dot com which is chock-a-block full of information about photography.

And also thanks to PICTURE/CORRECT for providing this article.

 

 

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AMAZING BENEFITS OF PHOTOGRAPHY:

9 Amazing benefits of Photography:

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With the proper camera and vision, photography can make your life much better. Below are just a few of the many benefits of developing a love of photography.

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“Young Photographer” captured by Muha

1. PHOTOGRAPHY AFFORDS IMMORTALITY

Don’t believe it? Look at all the old photographs your mom or grandmother had around. I personally have a picture in my china cabinet of a newly married couple in 1911, and I have no idea who it is. (No, Cousin Ann, I don’t care to know.) I mean, it has their names on the back, but I’m not quite sure just where in the family tree they belong. I just think it’s cool. They looked so stiff and formal back then! It sure is different than how we take such natural pictures today. I personally will be immortalized laughing or smiling in many pictures.

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1911 Wedding Portrait, Carl & Nellie (via flickr/josh phillipson)

 

2. PHOTOGRAPHY DOCUMENTS YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE

From your childhood pictures to your child’s pictures to your grandchild’s pictures. From first smiles to first steps to first dates, life can be documented and preserved. Photography captures personal communication that would otherwise be lost forever.

Many times I’ve noticed something in a photograph that wasn’t apparent when I was snapping the picture. Sometimes it’s a look on a child’s face or an arm around a lover or something that would have been lost forever if not captured in that very moment in time.

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“Quanto ci costa sorridere?” captured by Andrea Floris

 

So, whether it’s that child saying “Puhleeeese, I’m soooo sick of you taking these stupid pictures” or the lover feeling that “connectedness” right at that very moment they both are conveyed for eternity. Captured. Never to be lost.

3. PHOTOGRAPHY IS A WONDERFUL STRESS RELIEVER

I mean, really, how much can you concentrate on that all-consuming problem when you turn your focus instead to the petals of a flower, the wings of a butterfly, the graceful curves of a majestic mountain, or the dimples of a smiling baby?

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“Monarch Butterfly” captured by Shandi-lee Cox

Go ahead. Take your blood pressure before and after spending just 30 minutes focusing on getting that perfect picture. You’ll be amazed at the difference.

Then, for better overall health, just rinse and repeat often. It’s okay. I promise the problem won’t go away. It’ll still be there when you’re ready to start worrying again.

4. PHOTOGRAPHY INSPIRES YOUR IMAGINATION

My sister is a professional photographer and her creativity while taking photographs of the kids is what moved her (slowly) toward a career as a photographer. She loves finding and replicating such creative poses as a newborn in a net seemingly hanging from the sky. She also loves taking a couple and creating romantic ways for the shared love to be shown.

 

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It has inspired my own creativity, as I help her come up with new ideas. For instance, one day I was walking on a road with plenty of random cracks in it. The sun was behind me casting my shadow forward. We were talking on the phone about how to capture this one particular couple and the strength of their union and I mentioned the cracks all around them (symbolizing life in general). However, when it came to their shadows, they were solid. In this way it showed the strength of the union as well as how life couldn’t “crack” them.

5. PHOTOGRAPHY AS A CAREER IS POSSIBLE FOR ANYONE WITH A TRUE PASSION FOR IT

There are people who make a living being a photographer. Imagine, if you will, that every picture you’ve ever seen, whether it’s on a billboard, in a magazine, or on TV, was snapped by someone. There are schools, classes, books, and websites where you could learn much more than I could ever tell you. Remember, you have your whole life in front of you. Why not aim for a part-time career on the side?

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Photo by:  Terje Sollie

6. PHOTOGRAPHY IS A WONDERFUL, SAFE, AND NATURAL SELF-ESTEEM BOOSTER

My 14 year-old loves the feeling of pride she gets when she takes pictures of her friends and they turn out good. When she downloads and sees them on the computer she’s in seventh heaven. And, of course, she loves sharing them with her friends.

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Photo by :  Hannah Nelson

7. PHOTOGRAPHY BRINGS YOU CLOSER TO YOUR NATURAL SPIRITUALITY

Look around at the wonders of nature. Whether you believe in God or not, you can’t help but feel a stirring at the beauty surrounding you. You simply can’t help but understand how very small you are while you are realizing how very vast everything else is.

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“Rainbow Valley” captured by Roy Wangsa

8. PHOTOGRAPHY LETS YOU SEE THINGS THAT YOU MAY NEVER NOTICE OTHERWISE

When I look at something I can’t possibly take in every aspect that is within my vision. For instance, a beautiful sunset only lasts so long and I may not notice all aspects of how the colors play on the water (I live in a beach town). The look of the sand (such a simple thing) changes as the sun lowers. All of these aspects are much more evident in a picture, and I can concentrate on the overall view while knowing that the individual components will not be lost forever.

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“Gong Beach Sunset” captured by Tony Heyward

9. PHOTOGRAPHY PRESERVES NEW AND OLD MEMORIES

Think of the wife or husband who has lost a spouse. Or the child who lost a parent. With pictures not only can they have no fear of forgetting their loved one’s face but can remember exactly what was going on when that picture was snapped, cementing the memory forever.

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These are only a few of the many, many benefits of photography. They are so many, it would be impossible to fit them into one article. What’s your favorite benefit of photography?

 

 

About the Author:
Mary Segers (theremustbeabetterway.net) is a home time management expert and coach.  This was also published on the website:  Picture/Correct.com

 

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