Children are always suspicious in front of adult foreigners. This is normal. The challenging job for a Traveling Photographer is how to overcome this barrier in between. I use the method of ‘sharing’. I just try to share of what I have done and show the kids the effect on the display of my DSRL camera. Usually it works and children are more trustful and even laugh. Sometimes you need to be more creative and should start playing with them or make jokes. Besides of this, I always have some sweets in my pocket to say: ‘Thank You for a photo’.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | February 22
Award Score: 63 (Value 11, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Candid Photography
Photograph Location: Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
Ryszard Wierzbicki was born in 1963. Graduated with a Master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education from University of Gdańsk in 1992 in Poland. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, going through positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches (child care, dentistry, orthodontics and IT). Apart of his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted of an instructor level in PADI. Emigrated to UK in 2006, from where he started his real traveling & photography experience and exploration of South-East Asia. Volunteering occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans (stuandthekids.org). Established 2 forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling (instanttravelling.ning.com) and World Around (worldaround.pl) in 2010. Changed an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, knapsack and started to manage freely the passion of photography, traveling and scuba diving.