Street Art in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

When I go shooting in the streets, I also like to see the street art. Recently I was in Sao Paulo and realize that this city has the best street art in latin america, here some photos:

Here one of my favorites, shoot from the Sec Musem, which by the way is a must, as it always has photography exhibitions.

Avenida Paulista – Sao Paulo, Brasil

And here some others form the Paulista Avenue.

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Pigeons _ Street Photography

There is one animal that is very difficult to shoot but is a great complement for tryout street photography portafolio… it’s a bird and it’s name is the Pigeon.

One thing that I like form pigeons is that are like dogs, are common subjects that you can find in every country where you shoot.

Try to shot pigeons… a the beginning will be difficult as they are always moving and they do not like you to be close to them.

One technique is to shoot in burst mode, take many photos and select the best!

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Panama, Veracruz Beach Photography

When you think that you live in a place where there are not to many opportunities to shoot, you need to explore new places.

I recently discover a great place to shot in Panama, its just 20min driving form the city; it’s the closest beach from the city. Is for sure not a “beauty” beach like the ones in the caribbean ocean, but I discovered that is a great place to shot in the sunset¡

Here some shots:

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Here my favorites from that day:

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StreetPhotography in Chicago

Chicago is a great place to do streetphotography. It’s a city that is full of life, full of great places and great opportunities to shoot.

I like a lot the city as many of the cool spots are walking distance, or you can take the subway which is also a great place to shot.

Compared with New York, I liked that Chicago is not so crowded, and this is also great for photography as you find and shoot interesting people in the street.

Let me know in the comments section, which are your favorite city’s to do street photography.

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Chicago StreetPhotography

Here some images that I recently shoot in Chicago, all of them were shot thought a window! Try it if you want to lose the fear to shot strangers!

Whether results that you will get are great, I like it because you can really capture candid moments in the streets.

Have a great day!

ToroBravo

Photography Contest – Panama

Today, I submitted some photos to participate in a Photography Contest in Panama, the subject of the contest is: “Culture and Traditions” I decided to submit some photos that I took in Panama, and I did it as a way to thank this beautiful country for being our home in the last 9 years o. I’m not from Panama, actually I’m from Mexico; but I have lived here the last 9 years due to my work.

Here the photos that I submitted, please tell me in the comments what do you think, if you want to see more photos just go to my Instagram account.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina. Street Photography

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I have been shooting for the past 4 years street photography in black and white. Recently I discovered that shooting in color using -2 exposure composition and increasing the blacks while editing it’s great to create great street images in color. Below you will find some images that I took in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

If you want to learn more on how to do this, just send me a message to my instagram account and I can give you more tips.

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Panama – San Blas – Kuna Yala

I have been living 9yrs in Panama, during this time I have visit some places, but without doubt my favorite place is Kuna Yala or also known as San Blas. For me this place is like heaven or like arriving to the paradise….

I want to share some photos of this place so you can get a flavor of it and put it in your bucket list…

Kuna Yala is composed by aprox 300 virgin islands dominated by the native people named “Kunas”….

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Leica Q – New Camera

Five months ago I decided to upgrade my gear, I was tempted to choose a Nikon DSLR Full frame, as my previous was not full frame (Nikon D7100) but I decided that this was not the right choice as my primary shooting style is street photography and a DSLR is a very big for my purpose.

The other alternative was to buy a Mirrorless system, I like some of these cameras; especially because of its size, however the one that I have (Olympus OMD Mark II) is very good for street photography but its image quality is not as good as the photos that I can take with my Nikon D7100 camera. I decided that was not a good choice as I wanted to start printing my photos…

So what? I research and I found a camera that have both worlds, small enough for street photography with super image quality. My choice was the Leica Q…. You will ask why not to wait for the Leica Q2 as it was just announced… The price difference was 2X, while the Leica Q2 is at aprox, $5500usd, a used Leica Q in very good conditions was at $2,300usd. So to save that money I decided that the Leica Q was the perfect choice for me…

And guess what? The Leica Q has overpassed all my expectations.

Here some images that I have took with the Leica Q.

If you have any specific question just send me message in the comments or through my Instagram and I will let you know my experience…

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Why Photography?

About 4 years ago I discovered a way to express myself, a way to create a way to show others the way I see the streets. Here some ideas of Why I do photography, please write in the comments Why you do photography.

Diversity / Interact with new people.

I like to create portraits of random people that I consider unique, everytime that I walk in a new street I’m curious of the people, I think that 98% of the people is very common (non-unique), but the other 2% is people with something special that make them shine among the others, this is especially seen in old people. Here some examples:

Create – Photography as a way to do art

I like photography as it allows you to imagine, dream and create. FOr me create is a way to do something extraordinary out of the ordinary, here some examples:

Discover Beauty in the world.

Is a great way to pay attention to our environment, is the perfect way to see beauty out of mundane moments. FOr me photography has helped me to see beauty where before I didn’t see anything…

Travel More

When you are into photography, you will be always thinking where is the next great spot to shot, and you will dream to be in places that you have never imagine (how about Tokio, London, Chicago, NY, Vietnam, etc), but also I have discovered that to make great shots you don’t need to travel so far, I’m currently living in Panama CIty, a place that before making photos I considered “small” with few options to shot, but this has forced me to see it in a different way and I discover to many places to shot…

Comment why do you like about photography, what is your purpose or inspiration to go out and shot

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Iphone. Instagram favorite photographers

By so.asa

I am convinced that we can make great photos with simple tools, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a state of the art cameras that can cost you more than $5,000usd; instead I recommend you to use the camera that you have in hand. Try to make a lot of photos, the more you shot the best results you will get.

Today I want to share the work of one of my favorite photographers on Instagram that only shoot with Iphone, in her work you can find really good composition, stunning colors and a defined style.

You can find her as so.asa on Instagram, hero some of her photos that I like the most:

And now, here some photos that I have took with my Iphone, I normally shot with other cameras but as the Iphone is the only that I have always with me, sometimes I use it to create some images like this:

Ruperta in the sunrise by torobravophotography

Tell me in the comments which are your favorites Instagram photographers, especially if they shoot with Iphone only…

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Photowalk in Panama City, Street Photography

Kuna Women, Panama by torobravophotography T

Photowalks is the perfect exercise to go and shoot street photography; being with a group of people that is shooting randomly will make you feel more comfortable when approaching strangers, and you will be able to get closer to the subjects.

“Yes, people still read the newspaper” torobravophotography 

The other interesting thing is that you will meet new photographers and you will learn from them, try to interact with them, pay attention to what they do, what setting they use in their cameras, what they do to approach random people in the street, you will learn tons of new things.

Here some photos of a Photo walk in Panama City. Fist in black and white and then Color, tell me which ones you like more:

And now some pictures in color:

Taxi Driver by torobravophotography 
“layers” torobravophotography 

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