Everywhere we visited in Uganda was photographic eye-candy and it got to the point where you had to force yourself to put the damn camera down and give your mind a bit of a break from it all. It was a bit overwhelming. But in the best way possible.
Of course everywhere we went we met all these gorgeous kids who were absolutely ecstatic to meet us and have their photo taken (we always asked permission, preferably from their parents if they were nearby, which wasn't always the case).
And the number one travel photography etiquette rule (after asking permission) is to show your subject what you got! This never got old, watching the delight on the children's faces when they saw the photos of themselves. Makes me smile now just remembering it:)
This stop was in a little village on our way to a small cheese factory, which is a bit unusual in Uganda, as cheese is not one of their traditional diet staples. But they are experiencing some success with exporting it, and some locals are coming around to giving it a try.
The mini-bus we were on just couldn't navigate the extreme potholes, washouts, and just generally un-driveable conditions that led to the factory, so we opted to get out and walk the rest of the way through the village to the factory.
We were so glad we did, as we soon had a mob of small children tagging along, mugging for the camera and grabbing for our hands to hold while we walked. The photographer in this photo is our Team Leader (and co-founder of The Giving Lens), Colby Brown, and he has some sort of magic mojo with kids. They just flocked to him everywhere we went. Here he is showing the kids some shots he had taken of them and you can just see the pure joy on their little faces:)