5 Tips for Taking a Really Great Travel Portrait (via WanderLust)

15/10/2010 § Leave a comment

Interesting story of how photos which have become something of a genre come into being. WanderLust tells of the rules he follows to gain the peoples’ permission, shows a broad selection of portraits and shares the circumstances that allowed them to be taken. Im not sure if I’m just too much of a sceptic – whether its valid to ask – is its just photo-hunting?

“This is optional, but the difference between a techncially good photo, and a photo which makes people sit up and take notice, is that with the latter, they’re experiencing something new. The beauty of travel photography is that there’s always a story to be told, something new to see, something that’s exotic to the viewer back home, so try and think of what that story might be.” – WanderLust

5 Tips for Taking a Really Great Travel Portrait Portraiture is something I’ve increasingly aspired to as a photographer. I love a good landscape- in fact, my landscape shots are often what people seem to enjoy in my shots. Portraiture is a different skill-set though. While light changes over a landscape in such a way that you may only have a few minutes to get the shot you want, the challenge of portraiture is even greater- you may have just fractions of a second to capture the image that you … Read More

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Cultural jet lag

15/10/2010 § Leave a comment

Cultural shizophrenia / Cultural jet lag


The expression cultural jet lag (or cultural jetlag or CJL) was first coined by Marc Perraud during his research into cross-cultural psychology.[1] He describes the expression as thephenomenon of partial socialization in adults born from bi-cultural/national unions and whose childhood was characterized by nomadic displacement during key personality developmental stagesJet symbolically designates international travel as the cause, cultural lag the resulting disconnect observed in these patients.

During some of the presentations of his research, Marc Perraud also coined the term cultural schizophrenia to explain the elements of confusion in children constantly exposed to changing cultural and moral environments.This expression is to be seen only as an attempt at vulgarization using popular imagery and does not refer to the actual accepted psychological definition, diagnosis or symptoms of clinical schizophrenia.
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Race: Whose Problem Is It, Anyway?

25/05/2010 § Leave a comment

Amy Brenneman: “When I tried to have a discussion about race, the idea completely flew over my kids’ heads.”

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