Oxford School of Photography

insights into photography

Tag Archives: Mekong

6 Good reasons for hiring a local guide when travelling

When in Laos over Christmas I was fortunate to have an excellent guide, Soun. his knowledge and understanding of his country was so good that it made the trip and photography seamless. This article from Lightstalking adds 6 reasons why this is a good idea

“Travel and photography go together like cheese and wine. But as any traveler will know, there are certain things that can make your life a lot easier while you’re on the road. Photo-journalists have known for years that getting a “fixer” makes things go more smoothly – especially in developing countries. But what about us normal old tourists? Well, a local guide can make things a lot easier for us too. Here are some things that a guide will bring to the party when you’re on your next photographic excursion overseas.”..…..MORE

all images Laos 2012 ©Keith Barnes