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When travelling in Cambodia in 2012, my travelling companion and I cycled out to take photos around sunset at a little visited temple near Siem Reab. Out of one of the buildings a little way away came this old Buddhist monk, hand in hand with his pupil and looking very proud of him.
Rather than trying to sneak a shot candidly, I grabbed my camera and rushed over to greet him with a bow and a smile. I knew that monks can be pretty shy and we didn't share any language and so was half expecting him to wave me away when I indicated that I'd like to take their photo.
Instead he smiled, nodded, before rearranging his robe to look his best and sat down with the lad in a wonderful pose that totally captures the bond between them.
This shows that normally the most important aspect of taking a good photo isn't anything to do with pressing the shutter button, or even what camera you have, it's what you do beforehand that usually makes the shot and only rarely is it what you do afterwards.
It also shows you that you can meet many incredible people wherever you go in the World!