5 things to think about when photographing markets

One element of your photography you can capture when travelling abroad, is a flavour of the place and its people. Markets are a unique draw for this, bringing together all kinds of characters as well as goods on sale, which are unique to the location.

Most likely they will be busy places and your senses can be overwhelmed at first. My advice is to take a few minutes to wander around without thinking about getting any photos. Look to see how people are engaging with each other and whether they appear open and friendly or a bit grumpy. In some ways busier is better but it makes getting well designed images more difficult. Ultimately, just photographing the goods on sale will not lead to worthwhile images so it’s about getting well and truly stuck in. Here are my suggestions for getting the best from markets.

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