Egypt Post #1

Egypt Post #1

I am with my wife and daughter on a working vacation…of sorts. Marco Ryan of Focus for Humanity fame, is hosting our family  here in the wonderful land of the pharaohs. Marco and I are doing a “recce” as he says, for a possible Egypt photo tour and workshop.  There certainly is no dearth of photo opportunities here. The people are photogenic, the buildings are ancient and beautiful and the culture rich.

Today we became true tourist and went off to the pyramids.  It reminded me of the Taj Mahal in that there were tourist literally crawling over each other for a quick snap of the Sphinx. But, it was one of those places you check off your list to see. Not much culture (unless you like hawkers and tourist) but worth seeing.

People were literally crawling over each other to shoot a picture of the Sphinx.

Trying to get just a clean snap of the Sphinx without people was a challenge.

But with the help of the clone tool and a high vantage point, anything is possible.

I’ll check in when I can, but honestly, this is mainly family time. So bear with me, I’ll post when I have the inkling. Until then, go read a good blog and for heaven’s sake; get out and take a picture!

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Matt Brandon

Matt is a Malaysia based humanitarian and travel photographer. Well known as a photographer and international workshop instructor, Matt’s images have been used by business and organizations around the globe. Matt also on the design board for Think Tank Photo, a camera bag manufacturer. In 2013 Matt founded the On Field Media Project to train the staff of non-profits to use appropriate technology to produce timely as well as quality images.


  1. johnbatdorffii

    Egypt is on the list of places to see. I'm very jealous…;)

  2. Shootingseattle

    And I say again………………… lucky dogs!! have a great time!!!

  3. Chris Ward

    Love the moment you caught with the first image.

    I fear that the closest I will get to Egypt is that my sister went once.

  4. Jen

    What a fascinating place!

  5. Ahmed Salah

    مصر أم الدنيا
    i love egypt

  6. Bdflyers

    Matt, the picture just above has no people in it. Whats up?

  7. Guest

    When I stayed in the Australian Hostel, I lost my towel. After I asked them for the laundry, they lost my towel. The cost for the laundry was 15LE and my towel cost around 30CHF.In another hotel, I lost a T-shirt after the laundry. I think anyone traveling to Egypt should wash their own laundry by oneself.



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