June 11, 2010

Farmers, France

Photograph by Kiritin Beyer, My Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel

The number of French farming villages has dwindled, a consequence of mechanization, increasing job opportunities in cities, and other factors. Many traditional villages continue to struggle, surviving solely because of tourism.

Photo Tip: Chat up the locals in small-town diners and cafés, and tell them you’re looking for a farm to photograph. An invitation may result more readily than you’d expect.

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