Photography mistakes I have made (while traveling)

Photography mistakes? I have made a few. We like to think that photography is subjective and there isn’t a partiular set of ‘best photography practices’. But let’s face it – we learn much more from reflecting on common photography mistakes than to insist on going our own ways. In this blog post, I will be sharing some of the most critical photogrpahy mistakes I made, which upon rectification, resulted in huge improvements. For the benefit of fellow aspiring photographers, photographic mistakes are meant to be talked about! 🙂

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5 places to see and photograph amazing Christmas Lights in London for free

Christmas can mean a lot of things to Londoners. To some, it means fancy carnivals, expensive dinners and binge shopping – a season during which lavish spending is rightly justified. To others, Christmas means cozy gatherings, thoughtful presents, and strolling down streets under dazzling Christmas lights. If you happen to be on a tight budget but don’t want to miss out on the holiday, stay assured! With some of its busiest streets decorated with overhanging Christmas lights, London is a really enjoyable place to be during Christmas for many, especially photography-lovers. You can definitely see Christmas lights in London for free – and here is where to find them!

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A hippy’s guide to Amsterdam

If you are tired of only going to places everyone goes, maybe you would like to read on. Here is a hippy’s guide to Amsterdam 🙂 This trip was made possible by Amsterdam Travel Board, which sponsored my stay with a 72-hour I Amsterdam City Card, and Yays Amsterdam, which sponsored my trip with a night’s stay. And I must also thank my readers and friends for the support you have given me throughout– it all started because of you!

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72 Hours in Amsterdam

Coming back from a fully packed 3-day stay in Amsterdam, I still cannot believe it happened– it has always been a dream of mine to start a travel blogging business, and now I took my first step. This trip was made possible by Amsterdam Travel Board, which sponsored my stay with a 72-hour I Amsterdam City Card, and Yays Amsterdam, which sponsored my trip with a night’s stay. And I must also thank my readers and friends for the support you have given me throughout– it all started because of you!

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What Colombians/ Latin Americans and Chinese/Asians could learn about each other

Stereotypes exist because it is easier to believe in a statement than to question its truth. It fosters a sense of contentment in us because we think we know it all. It justifies our reluctance to change and indifference towards the remote happenings in other parts of the world. At times we all feel the need to defend ourselves against certain unfair stereotypes; other times we (unknowingly) made presumptions about other people. Because stereotypes are everywhere, we light-heartedly dismiss the issue, reducing them to mere jokes, pretending that they are not a big deal. Continue reading