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Essential Travel Photography Tips – Better Memories with Improved Photographic Skills

New book – Essential Travel Photography Tips – Better Memories with Improved Photographic Skills

Essential Travel Photography Tips - Better Memories with Improved Photographic Skills
Essential Travel Photography Tips – Better Memories with Improved Photographic Skills

Good news, I have added one more book to Amazon: Essential Travel Photography Tips – Better Memories with Improved Photographic Skills.

It doesn’t matter where you’re heading to. 

For a travel photographer the process is the same even if the destination is the Moon. Yes, there are small changes, mostly logistics (you may need a passport and a visa or you may only need your national ID, you’ll drive or you’ll fly renting then a car in location, you may need a spacesuit or you can only take your casual clothes). But in any case you will need a camera, you will need a lens, you will need a memory card, you will need a bag. And you will need a ton of other things that we will discuss in-depth in the book. 

The scope of this book is to provide usable tips to any traveler wishing to improve his or her photographing skills. Are you willing to take better pictures while in vacation with your family? The book will drive you through the entire process, starting with planning before the trip, being in location, and all the way down to the return home. You will learn how to stay out of trouble, how to feel good in your trip, and how to return with better photos. 

At the end of the book you will know how to balance your family life with your photography passion.

You can get the book now on Amazon. Please do not forget to send me your feedback, leave a review on the book’s page on Amazon. Every review helps, even the short ones. This is very much appreciated.

Ancient Stagira

Ancient Stagira – Olympiada area, Chalkidiki, Greece

Ancient Stagira is an archaeological site, few hundred meters out of Olympiada, Chalkidiki, Greece.

Stagira was founded in 655 BC and it is best known as Aristotle’s birthplace. Aristotle is one of the most known philosopher of Greece, son of the personal doctor of King Amyntas II (father of Macedonia’s King Philip II), a student of Plato’s Academy, and later the teacher of Alexander the Great.

After the end of the Persian wars, Stagira joined the First Athenian Alliance. However, during the Peloponnesian War, Stagira citizens revolted against Athens and sided with the Spartans. Few years later, Philip the Macedon besieged Stagira and had it destroyed. In honor of Aristotle, the teacher of his son, Philip rebuilt the city and had the enslaved inhabitants freed.

In 322 BC, Aristotle passed away. His body was transferred to Stagira, where he was buried in great honors. He was declared founder of Stagira, and a festival named Aristoteleia was established.

Despite the rebuilt of the city, if was the beginning of a decline. The city was deserted during the Greco-Roman era. Close to 1000 AD, we have reports of a castle called Livasdia. Today, the most notable remain of the castle is the byzantine wall, visible even from Olympiada.

What can you see these days in Ancient Stagira? The byzantine wall, the citadel, old houses, the big agora, large ceramic bowls, tower ruins.

The road to Stagira is well signaled, you can see a lot of signs in Olympiada. You can access Ancient Stagira from the main road to Stratoni, or from the dirt road in the vicinity of Olympiada port. I recommend you to visit Ancient Stagira during spring or autumn, to avoid high temperatures during the summer. Reserve for the visit at least 2 hours. Entrance is free.

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