Hundreds of photographers snap for cash along world's longest beach

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-03-29 16:31
DHAKA - Tourists love to capture the many wonderful moments they experience at Cox's Bazar, one of the world's longest unbroken sandy beaches, situated around 300 km southeast of Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka.

For tourists in this picturesque region nestled on the Bay of Bengal, not having a camera or a smartphone and selfie-stick is not a problem.

This is because dotted along the 120 km of beach are hundreds of photo stands with photographers ready to take holiday snaps for reasonable rates and in doing so helping to capture holiday makers' ideal sunsets, fun and frolics in the sea, or other beautiful scenes at Cox's Bazar.

Saju, who uses a single name, is living and working in Dubai and has been visiting the beach city with his family members.

He hired a beachfront photographer to take pictures of him and his family in the sea as he didn't want to risk dropping his phone in the ocean if he lost grip of his selfie-stick.

Saju also opted for a local photographer because he suggested different angles for better looking photos.

"I'm on vacation with my family and there are so many great photo opportunities here to capture our wonderful memories," Saju told Xinhua recently, adding that the local photographers provide a very decent service.

"I chose to buy most of the pictures our photographer took and he delivered them to our hotel later. I could also have chosen to order them to be sent through social media sites. Bangladesh has become truly digitalized," he said.

Another holiday maker, Faria Ahmed, who has been visiting the beach with her husband Ashiq also expressed her deep satisfaction as the photographer they hired also helped them to get shots from great angles and with the best backdrops.

"It's great because all the prices were fixed in advance and the photographer was very skillful and creative. He had some great ideas," she said.

Ahmed also said that the beach photographers deliver pictures within the shortest possible time.

Photographer Abdullah, who has been offering his services at the Cox's Bazar beach for the last 12 years, said he tries his best to win customers' hearts by offering a fast, high-quality and professional service.

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