How to shot dogs? Here some tricks that I use to shoot my dogs.

This post is dedicate to my two canine friends: Ruperta and Pancho

And here some tips on how you can improve your shoots:

  • Be patient. Dogs and animals in general are very curious and trend to move very fast, so its not so easy to shoot as when you are shooting landscapes or objects without movement.
  • Use fast shutter speed. By setting your camera in Manual mode or Speed priority you will control the speed. Try to shoot in very fast speed this will allow you to capture the pet in movement focusing just in the action.
  • Use continuous shoot mode. Shoot many images per second, and the select the best, you can always delete all others.
  • Use tricks or food to get the dog attention. Very useful to accommodate the dog to the place where the best background is…
  • Shoot in a low aperture mode. This will allow you to focus in the pet and make the background blur.
  • Select the best time of the day / Light is key in good photos. Try to shoot in the sunset or sunrise. This will give you some great color tones to your photos.
  • Edit some photos in black and white. Edit trying to increase the blacks and the contrast, you can achieve very dramatic pictures.

Now you can buy some of my photos in the following link, if you can’t find the one that you like please let me know in the comments section or in my instagram (torobravophotography) and I will upload it, here the link;

https://torobravophotography.darkroom.tech/

Thanks, have a great weekend,

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Painting with light – Photography

Sunrise and Sunsets are the best time of the day to shoot, the reason is that the light is soft and it help to create beutiful images with different colors.

Over the last year I have been shooting in the same place (the balcony of my apartment in Panama) in different hours and in different days.

The result combined with after editing in lightroom is a random set of pictures, everyone different form the other.

As you already know I am passionate about street photography and the fact that is “impossible” to shoot the same image, as everything is moving so fast and all the different variable (ISO, shutter speed, aperture, edition, camara, lense, post-edition) affects the result. This time I wanted to demonstrate this not in the streets but shooting the Panama landscape.

Here more images, all the images were taken either with my Nikon D7100, or with the Leica Q.

Tell me in the comments which one is your favorite, and what else would you like to see in this blog.

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Panama – Fiestas Patrias

Panama is celebrating the “Fiestas Patrias” which is the independence of Panama from Colombia. Here some images that I took yesterday in a parade.

The typical dress that you see in the last photo is named “Pollera”

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Mexico – The Day of Dead

Here some images to celebrate The Day of Dead, one onf my favorite traditions form my country (Mexico).

Tell me in the comments which is your favorite? You can see more photos in my Instagram account! @torobravoohotography

Photo prints?

Hello¡ I’m just thinking to start printing some of my photos and sell ti in this web page. I would like to get your feedback iether here via comment or in my Instagram account. Some questions?

1)Would you be interested in acquire a photo?

2)If yes, what would be your prefer option? Download the RAW and/or JPG file and then you print it (cheaper option) or get a printed copy?

3) How much would you pay for this?

4) Any other suggestion?

Thanks a lot¡

Color Street Photography

I like to shoot some photos in a single place, when I find good light I stay in the same place and wait something to happen, this is what I call “working the scene”

The following photos were taken in the same spot (Sao Paulo, Brasil) in about 30 min.

Here another example, photos were took the same day close to Vila Madalena in Sao Paulo, Brasil.

Sao Paulo, Brasil

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Street Photography inside and Airport

Airports are great places to shoot, the reason is that you will always find people in movement and if you are lucky you can find great places inside the airport in which the light and shadows live.

Here some images recently rock in Panama airport, Panama is refurbishing it’s airport to be the host of America’s, and this is the new section…

Which one is your favorite?

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.

Toro Bravo

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