Finding a Guide in a Foreign Country For Traveling Photographers

At this point, I’ve layed enough times on the living room couch enchanted by hours worth of No Reservations to realize that hardly any amount of travel is ever more worthwhile than when it’s been meticulously planned out and when you’ve had the opportunity to develop at least one connection with someone who’s indigenous to wherever it is you’re planning to visit.

I’ve never been to Brazil before although I hope to one day visit and I can only imagine how much more of an insight I would gain from the walking the streets of San Janeiro if I could somehow meetup with a local guide to show me the non-touristy areas.

This is pretty much what Brooklyn based photographer Joey L has done throughout his travels and he’s written up a detail description on how to go about doing it. 2 of my favorite pointers are: