We wheeled our suitcases down the street towards the harbor, and all we could think was, “This is a gorgeous place! We can’t wait to start taking photos.”
Other photographers filled the old town snapping iconic views of the Venetian lighthouse and the harbor. Sure, we eventually took photos of all those, too, but wanted to go beyond the standard “postcard” snaps.
As we wandered through Chania, Crete for the month, we discovered our own iconic views. Some themes we used for capturing our photo-story are listed below:
Architectural details – with a splash of color:
Animals make a nice addition to a photo:
Weather–related details improve the story:
Public art tells its own story:
Antiquity adds character:
In the end, our photographs should record our personal experience and trigger our memories of a beautiful month spent on a sunny Greek island. Each photo should be like a short story with its own tale. Yes, take a few of those iconic shots, but we think you might add a few that tell your story and that truly capture the time and place.
Ah, we also have warm memories from Chania!
Terrific travel photography tips. In this day and age where ‘selfitis’ (addiction to taking selfies) is actually a medical condition, it’s refreshing to read about much more interesting ways to record personal travel tales 🙂
Thanks. We spent a whole lovely month in Chania and took so many photos. As places go, it’s rather photogenic, don’t you think?
It is! The narrow streets, colorful buildings, sunsets over the water, street theater…
Thanks for the like – great post! I have definitely tried the whole ‘capture an animal in a beautiful street’ thing before!
It’s great when you find the places tourists don’t go to. There is so much of interest off the beaten track. My favourite photo is the cat. He looks very comfortable there.
Thanks. The cat surprised us by its apparent comfortable command of the neighborhood.