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Pictures of Rural Living in the Northwest of Iran

Because of my job as a family doctor, I worked in rural areas, taking photographs in the same places. So one of the topics in my portfolio is rural living. In this article, we will get acquainted with the life of people in these areas. We will also talk about interesting topics for photography there.

Pictures of rural areas

One of the challenges I faced in rural areas photography was drought. Landscape photos are usually beautiful when they are in the water and greenery. Drought has taken both of them from me. To see more images of rural areas, refer to rural life photography.

One of the challenges I faced in rural areas photography was drought. Landscape photos are usually beautiful when they are in the water and greenery. Drought has taken both of them from me.

Living with rural people and participating in their communities were opportunities for portrait photography and taking rural people’s images
. Being the best subject was the kids I photographed on the way to school

What is essential in the rural people’s image is the clothes they wear compared to urban children.
Rural living environments and their alleys were street photography for me!!

Pictures of rural houses

Living in urban areas compared to rural areas

Life in the village has its advantages. Like clean air, avoidance of traffic, living in nature, and using healthy food. People in cities are accustomed to using packaged foods.

But the fact is that packaged foods are not very healthy, and factories add ingredients to increase food storage capacity. Most of these substances are harmful to the body. In some countries, there is no good monitoring of the operation of food factories.

The quality of food is higher in the villages. The best example is dairy. Milk and yogurt produced and sold by factories are much dilute than those sold by villagers in Iran.

Of course, this advantage can also be a problem for someone with high cholesterol because the local milk in the village is fatter.

Cities in Iran and most countries in the world have very polluted air. But in rural areas, you can feel the joy of breathing fresh air. Nature is a short distance from where people live and can be enjoyed any day.

In general, the price of land in the village is lower. It is possible to build a house with more infrastructure. This possibility is suitable for larger families, especially those with several cars and parking problems.

But the problem arises when the family’s children want to go to high school or university. In that case, they either have to travel long distances daily or provide separate housing near their place of study.

A family member may also have an acute illness. Distance from the city to get to the hospital quickly will be a problem.

black and white rural photo
Black and white rural people photo

How to photograph rural living?

You have to walk in the village and communicate with the residents. Moments must be captured, and the differences between their lives and urban life must be considered. Scenes of their work, ceremonies, and daily life can be exciting images.

The nature of the area and photos of buildings, farms, and animals are interesting subjects for photography. But the first condition is to travel to the villages and spend time there.


Village life has its own beauty and characteristics. For this reason, photos taken in these areas can be significant.

Nature, farms, animals, and humans are all unique subjects. Life among these people is both an experience, a memory, and an opportunity for photography.


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Babak Siminzar
Babak Siminzarhttps://www.bsiminzar.com
I am a general practitioner and work in a health center. In previous years, my place of work was rural areas in the northwest of Iran. In addition to medicine in those areas, I also did photography, which was my hobby. I am very interested in macro photography, so most of my portfolio photos are about it. I also visit and photograph historical sites on my travels.


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