It’s Photo Friday!! Photo Etiquette 101

Looking for tips to stay within photography etiquette guidelines when traveling.  I love exploring cultures with my camera, including my own rural environment, but don’t want to be offensive at the same time.  Often times I find that we are “same but different” in many aspects and appreciate the uniqueness of experiences.  I have found that purchasing or tipping generously will often provide plenty of photo opportunities, but my experience with a variety of cultures is limited.

I’m reaching out to others in the world that have travel photography experience to offer suggestions to best document the experiences but be within the realm of common courtesy.  Which cultures are particularly difficult or easygoing to document?

Unsung Heroes of the Church

The church musicians are often hidden in the balcony or tucked into a corner of the church so aren’t always a visual presence during religious services.  But how empty the experience would be if we didn’t have their inspiring sounds filling the air!  This is an art form and many hours of work go into preparation to enhance the worship service, bringing beauty and praise to God’s Word.  They truly put their heart and soul into their work.