Students from United World Colleges - UWC Adriatic - present a pageant of international dancing in Piazza Sant'Antonio Nuovo to mark the International Day of Peace. UWC Adriatic offers full scholarships to around 200 students from 90 different countries.
Trieste – Photo Tip

How people-watching will make you a better photographer

Photo by Richard Wayman

Trieste – Photo Tip How people-watching will make you a better photographer

If you like people-watching and architecture, then Trieste is the city for you. Bordering with Slovenia – signs are in both Italian and Slovene languages – it is a cultural and historical gem but also an industrial city with large docks on the Adriatic coast.

Richard Wayman
Richard Wayman

I work fast. Knowing your equipment well is preferable to constantly buying new gadgets. I love the vibrancy of color, youth and energy in this image of the flag (above) that I caught while in Trieste to cover the International Day of Peace for a magazine commission. It seems to convey some hope in the dark, sad times of the War on Terror and other international conflicts.

Trieste’s variety offers lots of similar photo opportunities. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was a bustling cosmopolitan city frequented by artists and philosophers such as James Joyce, Italo Svevo, Sigmund Freud, Dragotin Kette, Ivan Cankar, Scipio Slataper, and Umberto Saba.

Many tourists stop to gaze at this statue of Joyce (below) and I wanted to capture this aspect without showing just the statue in isolation. I used some fill-flash to brighten up the shadows.

Always keep looking at what is going on around you. Look at the changing light. Some shots may be better at a different time of day – so plan to go back.

Take me to Trieste!

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James Joyce, whose statue stands on a bridge over the Grand Canal in Trieste, spent more than a decade in the city with his wife Nora and their child. He taught English at the Berlitz School and the family lived in poverty before he found fame as a novelist in Paris. Photo by Richard Wayman

Richard Wayman

Richard Wayman

Nikon D90

Aperture
ƒ/6.3
Exposure
1/100
ISO
200
Focal
18 mm

James Joyce, whose statue stands on a bridge over the Grand Canal in Trieste, spent more than a decade in the city with his wife Nora and their child. He taught English at the Berlitz School and the family lived in poverty before he found fame as a novelist in Paris.

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