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Photographable location from “Gangnam Style” music video

What location, if any, from the music video of Gangnam Style is visitable and photographable by ordinary tourists? Visiting and photographing the place shouldn't be regarded as unacceptable or ...
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Is it possible to see Sydney Tower from Norah Head?

There's an urban myth / story that you can see the tower from Norah head. One website claims to have a photo of it but it's hard to know if it's photoshopped and the comments certainly seem to argue ...
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Taking a photo in a US supermarket

When I went to a supermarket in the USA, I was amused by the exotic vegetables, so I took a photo of the vegetable shelf. Soon, a worker came and told me angrily "You are not allowed to take photos in ...
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Where in Italy was this 1945 picture taken?

Would like to know where this pic was shot from please. Its my dad taken during World War II 1945, in Italy. Thank You.
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Flying with lots of photo gear [closed]

I have a flight from Europe to US (with connection in Zurich) next week and need to take a lot of photo gear with me: three cameras (DSLR, SLR and a medium format), a number of lenses for them, a ...
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Windows 10 wallpaper background (Spring)

I saw this lovely photo on my windows 10 lock screen but I couldn't figure out its location. Clicking the "like what you see" button in the top right corner of the screen does not provide me any ...
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Why are Korean girls camera shy?

I am trying to understand the reason why Korean girls are so camera shy. Whenever they realize a public camera is on them in a situation an American girl would wave or smile or thumbs up, they ...
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Are DSLR cameras permitted in NY & DC tourist attractions?

I'm travelling to NY and Washington D.C. in the near future and am contemplating which camera to bring. I've noticed that many of the museums and tourist attractions have lengthy lists of prohibitied ...
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How close must passport and face match? [duplicate]

When I went to Turkey, I was warned that my beard would make police think I was a member of a group that is "not popular" with the authorities. So I removed it. I was glad I did, because in ...
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What is the best way to carry photographic film when travelling?

Since I still shoot analogue photos, I often find myself travelling with photographic film. Film can be sensitive to X-ray machines, depending on the "strength" of the machine, the technology, the ASA ...
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Usually snow in northern Slovenia in mid-March?

I am very excited to visit Slovenia, particularly the Julian Alps. As a photographer I like to preview the places to make a mental image of the photos to take. I would like to know the weather in mid-...
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Safety when photographing Washington DC during the wee hours

So I know that many people go to DC to take pictures as well as visit museums. Unlike others, I plan to be up early and catch the sunrise for the National Mall and be around that area early (5-6AM) ...
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Looking for a sunset spot in Porto, Portugal

As mentioned in my question I am looking for a sunset spot in Porto. That could be something like a beach or park with good view of the sunset to have a glass of port wine from the supermarket and ...
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Backup photos to the cloud while traveling?

I'm going to travel around China for 3 weeks and I'm thinking how to backup my photo to the cloud (any storage provider is ok) taken with my old Canon 500D. Since I love to take time lapse, I will ...
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Can I take a tripod on board in my hand luggage? [closed]

I would like to know if a camera tripod (let's say not the biggest one, 40-50 cm folded) can be taken on board inside hand luggage, or it has to be put into the aircraft hold? Is there any problem ...
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Is there an area in Los Angeles that is known for selling used photography equipment?

Some big cities (Paris, Tokyo) have a street or neighborhood with a concentration of camera and photography equipment stores. Is there such an area in Los Angeles ? To be specific I'm not looking ...
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Is street photography ok/accepted in UK, Portugal, Belgium and Germany?

Context I was recently informed that in Germany I cannot take pictures of houses (as the subject), however this is not true. It can be possible to take pictures but owners of buildings may chose to ...
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What coast or river-adjacent city is in this photo?

Can anyone identify the city in this picture? It appears to be along a coast or a body of water.
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Can photographs be taken in Istanbul as of August/September 2016?

I'd like to go visit Istanbul in one of the next weeks; I'm not scared by it (I mean, things can happen anywhere), just concerned about possible consequences of taking photos. I've heard a few third-...
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Shrine Photography

I was visiting a shrine in Tokyo and I took a picture of the front of the shrine. After I got back home and reviewed the pictures, I noticed that there was a small "No photography" sign tucked away ...
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Why are flight attendants prohibited from taking pictures with passengers?

After the gate was open and flight attendants were standing idly waiting for the signal for boarding, I (young man, well-dressed) politely asked a flight attendant if I could take a picture with her ...
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Can I sell the photographs I take on a tourist visa?

I'm a hobbyist photographer that enjoys traveling (combines very well, I can assure you). Usually I just post the pictures I take on social media, but I'm also considering selling some of the better ...
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Evening landing (or take-off) pictured on photo

Can someone help me by identifying where is this picture taken? I understand that it might be little bit challenging to identify a city only by its evening-lights pattern. However, I imagine that ...
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World map and photo storage

I like to travel and I take many pictures while traveling. I wish to have a place where I could save my photos and save the location where it was taken. I currently use instagram to do so but since ...
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Is there a resource about panoramic views at take-off/landing?

One of the things I love about flying is the aerial view, especially so when you are at low altitude, i.e. around take-off and landing. For my "home-" airport I know exactly which side of the plane ...
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What publicly accessible tall structures to take photos from exist in London?

I'm looking for publicly accessible tall structures in London from where I can take photos of the city. The Monument to the Great Fire of London has pretty good views, and I understand you can get ...
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Where was this iPad Air 2 wallpaper photo taken? (Glacier, Lake, Altitude…)

On the Apple website, iPads' section one device features a wonderful background: I tried using Google Images reverse search (which would just send me back to the Apple website, logical) and also ...
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Can a shop in the Netherlands force you to buy clothes if you take a photo? [closed]

I've just been in a shop in Amsterdam which had a sign saying: No pictures allowed and specially not when wearing our garments!!! If we see you making pictures anyway, you will have to buy ...
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On-site photography workshop in Nepal or India

I am an amateur photographer but do not have the patience to take classes to get better. I've heard of good workshops being taught while trekking in the Andes or the Himalaya but I cannot find ...
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Need recommendation on Thailand location for taking landscape photos in March

I am planning my holiday and I originally wanted to go Chiang Mai. However, after reading on the internet, I learnt that March is the worst time to to because of the smoky air. So, what are the ...
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What is the mysterious black ring in this spectacular photo of London at night? [closed]

In this supposed night photograph of London from space: there is a black ring just north of The O2 — see the circle in the top-right quadrant below? I can't find it on Google Maps. Is it a ...
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Why do some tourist attractions forbid tourists to take photographs?

In my travelling career, I have seen lots of no photography zones, but the reasoning behind it mostly made sense. It is related to national security (infrastructure, proximity of military bases) and ...
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Second most photographed building in the southern hemisphere - why?

I think this can be objectively answered, hopefully. Apparently the most photographed building in the southern hemisphere is the Sydney Opera House. Makes sense, pretty popular, scenic location etc. ...
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“Small camera” carry-on luggage allowance

Many airlines allow to bring several items on top of allowed carry-on luggage. For example: "In addition to your hand baggage allowance, you can also carry personal items such as one ladies handbag ...
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Japan's crumbling temples and shrines — How can I find them?

I will be staying in Japan for a few weeks late this summer, and would like to find a bunch of back-woods, off-the-beaten-path temples and shrines, especially if they are dilapidated and not "new" ...
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What's the most comfortable way to travel with 2 backpacks or bags and a DSLR camera?

Do you have a particular technique for travelling with 2 bags: 1 backpack containing most of my stuff a lighter backpack for visiting, hiking, camera... The main problem is walking around with the 2 ...
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Highest publicly accessible vantage point in Miami

What publicly accessible tall building would offer a 360 degrees view of Miami, the way one can do so in Manhattan, or Vancouver?
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Being a tourist, can I film police in the US?

I have seen some YouTube videos where police in the US doesn't behave in the best of ways, but citizens are allowed to film them "for their own protection" and it helps having evidence if something ...
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How best to prevent data loss while travelling?

For my next long holidays I have some massive travel plans. I'll spend some months in remote areas and I plan to take a lot of pictures with my digital camera. Although my SD card is kinda big, I ...
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Can I travel with Ryanair with a DSLR special bag as second hand luggage?

As of 1st December 2014, Ryanair allows to carry a second hand-luggage which not exceeds the exact measures given in their TOS. I'm travelling with them next month and I plan to carry a second bag (...
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Buy analog photographic material in Kiev and Odessa

I am looking for a shop in Kiev and Odessa where I can buy analog photographic film and paper. Does anyone know a shop were I can buy this? (May be this is not the right place to ask such kind of ...
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Does one need a permit for personal photography in Tel Aviv Yafo?

I was looking though some websites and came across permit requirements on Tel Aviv Municipality site and Filming in the Tel Aviv site. These sites mention that permits may be needed for photography in ...
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Camera store near Dubrovnik, Croatia?

I'm travelling in Croatia with my Canon 5D Mark II, and I forgot my charger at home. Is there a store in or around Dubrovnik that would sell an LC-E6 or similar? [Note this is a very similar question ...
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Hong Kong street photography?

I'll be in Hong Kong this summer for three nights. I'll be doing some street shooting while I'm there so I'm looking for these particular things: High concentrations of people, such as markets and ...
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What publicly accessible vantage points exist in Portland, Oregon?

Any publicly accessible tall buildings that are good for views & photography in Portland, Oregon? Or is the Aerial tram a better bet?
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Spots for night panoramic photography in London

I'm looking for places in London which provide a good vantage point for taking panoramic photos at night. This implies that they should provide a panoramic view of the city center, be accessible till ...
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Batteries in baggage / cabin baggage (US Airways)

I am pretty sure this is a long discussed topic but anyhow I am a bit confused on how to pack my baggages for a 3 weeks trip into the US from Germany with US Airways. I want to have the following ...
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Do Mongolians still prefer receiving hard copy photos?

The seventh edition of Lonely Planet Mongolia recommends that people taking photos of Mongolians should offer to repay the favour by printing the photos out and snail mailing it to them. The concept ...
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No-pictures buildings in Japan (shooting from street forbidden by law)

I often take pictures of buildings. Usually without knowing what the building is. QUESTION: Are there buildings in Japan that it is forbidden by law to take pictures of? If yes, which ones? Bonus ...