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If you race around with a ‘coach trip’ men­tal­ity, tum­bling down the steps of an air-con­di­tioned ve­hi­cle for a strictly pre­scribed 15 min­utes of pho­tog­ra­phy then you are likely to come away with dis­ap­point­ing pic­tures. Spend some time in your des­ti­na­tion and en­gage with the peo­ple who live there. You might want to tick off all of the main sites, but make sure you leave some time to just wan­der aim­lessly, or to head to some­where less well known like a park or a mar­ket. Be in­quis­i­tive: in­ves­ti­gate any mu­sic you hear, and peek down any al­ley­ways you pass. Travel imag­i­na­tively and try to get off the beaten track, to where the real lo­cals hang out, not just those who rely on contact with tourists to make a liv­ing. And re­mem­ber, some trips are sim­ply not com­pat­i­ble with good travel pho­tog­ra­phy.

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