Tainan, Taiwan (台南台灣) is a beautiful city in southern Taiwan. It one of Taiwan’s favorites as it has a nice climate and warm people. It’s also full of historical sites.
It’s the only one of Taiwan’s big cities that I’ve never visited so I thought I make a visit during the Chinese New Year break. I only spent about a day there but got to see most of the major sites and thought I’d share a few of the pictures:
Taiwan was once governed by the Dutch. They built several forts in Tainan to help control the occasional uprisings. Chihkan Tower 赤崁樓 (Fort Provintia) was built in 1653 and traded rulers hands several times over the centuries before being recently restored.
More from Tainan photography after the jump…
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There’s nothing more important to photography that patience. Whether you’re working with a nervous model or waiting for that perfect moment, you need to be patient. I’m going to talk about patients in regards to travel photography.
I can say for certain that 90% of my photographs are well planned out. Often they’re planned out days or months before I get to where I’m going. And yes, I’m even talking about travel destinations that I’ve never been to. Go online. Do a google image search for the place you’re going. Check stock agencies like Magnum, Corbis, Getty, and PhotoShelter to see what the place looks like. Try Flickr, TrekEarth, and National Geographic. If you do some research on the place you’re going, you’ll be more ready for it when you get there. You’ll know that sunrise is the time to be at Angkor Wat… sunset is a great time to be at India’s Golden Temple…
Learn more about patience after the jump…
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