Restrictions on photography: Where you can and cannot photograph while traveling

Hungarian Police guarding Parliament

Can you photograph anywhere while traveling? Most people will likely say no, there are limits. Some will argue this is important for our security, and privacy. However, in my view, restrictions on photography are increasing to ludicrous proportions with global terrorism style paranoia. Just how bad is it getting, and how far should we let it go? Worldwide restrictions on photography It’s …

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The unseen dangers of travel blogging in new world media

Tibetan Boy with scarf covering face

Travel Journalism or Citizen Journalism or just travel blogging, is there a difference anymore? There is no argument, citizen journalism is here. Though many mainstream print media outlets are still in denial, and dying because of it. Mainstream news agencies like CNN, BBC & The Guardian are embracing citizen journalism with open arms. From Ireports, live blogging, twitter to …

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Why Travel Photography is becoming endangered: Ethics of Travel Photography

Morning washing on the Ganges, India

Ethics of Travel Photography? (updated 2012) How many travel related websites are there out there? They nearly all have something in common that we all like: Travel Photography. But just how did that travel photograph come about? And, are its ethics in question? Over the years I’ve seen the travel photography and travel blogging industry change. And, I believe …

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Travel Blog Ethics – How not to destroy a life

Refugee children from the Philippines waiting for food

Impact of ignoring travel blog ethics In travel blog ethics we looked at some of the who’s and how’s. Now lets take a look at the outcomes of how ignoring travel blog ethics can affect & destroy lives. The following are 3 brief real life situations in order of severity: (names changed) 3. (Asia) “A group of friends were teaching English …

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Travel Blog Ethics – Are you travel blogging with this in mind?

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Do you Travel Blog Ethically? Do you even care? The debate over travel blogging vs journalism vs travel writing is an old one. I think it’s fair to say old media, whether it likes it or not, is merging with new media. But, are we returning the consideration? The global merge of ethical content: Travel writers & journalists nearly all …

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