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Early morning bread run, Kashan, Iran.
Canon EOS 5DSR, 11-24mm lens, 1/125 second @ f5.6, ISO 125

Iran is going to feature at the Evening Atelier at Dee Why RSL next Wednesday evening (all welcome - $9.95 entry fee). I'm seeing if Nuran is around, but I think he's overseas, possibly enjoying some of the marvellous breads you get in this part of the world.

Bread is a staple food and there are bread shops everywhere you look. It's mainly unleavened bread as I understand it and I have been entertained by a number of bakers in different parts of Iran.

One of the ideas I use when travelling is to pick a theme and create a series of images around it. I don't have just one theme, rather there will be a series happening at the same time. I think I've posted a few yellow taxis from Iran in an earlier blog post, and I might have posted this gentleman somewhere as well, but he is a special 'bread' favourite.

I have taken bread photos inside bakeries, outside bakeries, on the way to bakeries and on the way home from bakeries. I have old people with bread, young people, religious people and people riding bicycles. 

Themes like this can be used to create a small portfolio, a chapter in a book or a section of an audio visual. It also gives you something to focus on, especially in a new location where the photographic opportunities can sometimes be overwhelming.

Click through to the website to see three more bread extravaganzas! 

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