One of the highlights of a trip to Peru is a flight over the Nazca Lines: Take a double dose of motion sickness pills, jump on a tiny airplane and enjoy the view… or camera in hand shoot as much as possible during the 40 minutes flight. Continue reading High Pass Over the Nazca Lines
We all become excited for things foreign to us. For us in the tropics tulips are fascinating. Never mind what we can buy at the market here. They never look as good as those in Europe. Continue reading Tulips by the lake
This is my third and last installment on my first visits to the multiple exposure playground I am calling “Multiple Impressions.”
Walking through the stands packed with clothes and accessories at the open market in Florence, I saw so much color to juxtapose with the silhouettes of passersby that I knew I had to make very expressive and dynamic photos Continue reading One market. One hundred vendors. One thousand tourists.
We all know it: Italians are intense, crazy and fun. Add to this thousands of tourists from all over the world and the result is absolute madness. What better way to portray this country than with Multiple Impressions photos? Continue reading Milano Centrale Train Station
How do we show in a photograph the feeling of being in a carnival, an open market or a busy train station? Visions flash in our memories and merge with one another. Perhaps we could let the same happen to our photos and create a multiple exposure image… Continue reading Multiple Impressions and how to make them
Sometimes, when we find a beautiful setting, we take our camera, compose the picture and eagerly shoot a photo. We then check the LCD’s preview and see that the photo looks fine but there is something important missing from the image. It could be a balancing feature or a pattern-breaking element. Many times what the photo needs is a human or dynamic connection and if we cannot find it we walk away with an incomplete image. Continue reading Frame and wait!
Say you want to take a photo of some beautiful wildflowers on the ground and at the same time include a stream and distant mountains in a shot. The shot looks nice using an 18 mm setting in your zoom lens Continue reading Sharp photos by the numbers
One of the coolest things I learned when I got started with photography was the use of the depth of field scales that came engraved in my lenses. With these I was able to take a picture in which both a friend and the trees in the background looked sharp. Continue reading How sharp do our photos need to be?
Recently I had a chance to teach raw file processing in Adobe Lightroom to graphic designers interested in photography. It was a nice experience, …but I learned that a lot of people think photographers use computers for fixing everything they could not get right and making great pictures out of bad ones. Continue reading Raw is not for fixing bad photos
A short post to wish you all a very happy Valentines Day.