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Old May 1, 2006, 6:57 PM   #1
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This summer I am heading to Kiev and Donestk, Ukraine with my new 20D. Part of the group's rules that I'm going with is not taking pictures of people before you earn their trust. I completely agree with this, but it's going to be torture not being able to take that many pictures of people. I also love architecture photography, and I was wondering if anybody knew of any place/buildings that might be in my interest. I also welcome any other kind of travel photography advice. I am writing an article on theis trip (pictures and story), and I would love to make it as intriguing as possible.

Thanks for any and all help!

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Old May 2, 2006, 3:47 PM   #2
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Make sure you'll buy insurance foryour camera.:G:cart:
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Old May 2, 2006, 5:26 PM   #3
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Well, I can think of a few things that might help. Some are probably obvious.

- Bring an extra battery and keep it on you at all times.
- An adaptor to charge your battery while in the car can be very helpful.
- Carry our gear in something that doesn't look like a camera bag (less likely to be mugged or have it stolen.)
- Buildings require a very wide-wide angle on the 20D. The 28-135 is a nice lens for people or candid shots. But it isn't wide enough for buildings.

Learn to speak some of the language. Just be friendly and talk to people... be interested in them and their "story". You'll be surprised how many people will let you take their picture.

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Old May 2, 2006, 6:40 PM   #4
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Another thing to think about regarding batteries. Double check to make sure your charger is capable of multi-voltage. I believe the Ukraine area uses 220V as opposed to USA with 110V. And it seems every country has a different type of wall plug so you will need adapters for that also.

Have a great trip and post some photos when you return

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