Slow day at market. Best have a kip before the long walk home.
Technical: nikon 24-120 VR @ 70mm, 1/30 at F5.3, ISO 1600. Crazy dark market in Caraz, felt way off the tourist trail. needed the toilet, nowhere to go, boiling hot, surrounded by andean market strangeness. Black and White jpeg conversion, dodge and burn, trusty vignetting.
Caraz Market, Peru. I had literally hundreds of pairs of eyes suspiciously trained on me as i marauded this fascinating, covered market poking my lens around.
I always find markets a very fun environment in which to take photos. I think I’ve come to realise in my limited experience, that the locals are extremely wise to photographers in this situation, and quite frankly – half of them are taking the piss out of you as you walk around. So confidence is key, otherwise it can be a very unnerving situation.
Above all, i think it really, infinitely, helps to be friendly, interact with traders and other shoppers, show interest, enjoy yourself and buy stuff! Blend in. That way you earn your right to a place there, and furthermore the right to take away an image.