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Challenge: Photojournalism IV (Minimal Editing I*)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Location: Ivory Coast, West Africa
Date: Aug 28, 2010
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Urban, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Aug 29, 2010

I took this photo at a local market in Ivory Coast, West Africa. I was trying to get some good pictures of just every day women selling their goods but it was hard because they wanted to trade a picture for some Francs lol. I quickly took a picture of this woman walking away with the bucket on her head (all the woman carry stuff like that). It's amazing actually how much that can carry like that!

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09/08/2010 01:56:12 PM
Originally posted by Dave Gordon:

Asking payment for photographs is fairly common in developing countries. I can't speak for Africa, but throughout Latin America and even in parts of the United States, people whose way of life makes them popular subjects for photographers ask for a small donation in return for having their pictures taken. I think they assume - in most cases correctly - that western tourists are far more well off than they are, and they should expect some compensation from those who wish to take their pictures.
That said, it's a great picture, brilliant colors and a good sense of the surroundings.


Yes that is quite right and for the comment that it would have been better from the front, I totally agree and believe me I tried lol but they all wanted some money or wanted to pose or just said no. My plan is to print it out and give it to her. They make about 2-3 dollars per day here so yes I would say most tourists do have more money than they do. But thanks you so much for all your comments, wish I could have gotten a bit more, but thanks!
09/08/2010 01:17:04 PM
Asking payment for photographs is fairly common in developing countries. I can't speak for Africa, but throughout Latin America and even in parts of the United States, people whose way of life makes them popular subjects for photographers ask for a small donation in return for having their pictures taken. I think they assume - in most cases correctly - that western tourists are far more well off than they are, and they should expect some compensation from those who wish to take their pictures.
That said, it's a great picture, brilliant colors and a good sense of the surroundings.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2010 10:54:39 PM
more interesting than most, but would have had more impact had you shot her from the front.
09/04/2010 03:45:43 PM
Nat Geo picture! beautiful.
09/03/2010 01:19:59 PM
Indtast din kommentar her , og derefter afgive din stemme ...
09/02/2010 08:53:15 PM
Great location!


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