São Paulo, Brasil

Just an image that I took in São Paulo with my Leica Q. Always try to see good opportilunkties to shoot in this case, lock for good light in the night combined with a reflection… shopping windows are always interesting.

See Light – Photography

Here some recent photos that I eddited during Covid, all of them using my Leica Q or my Ricoh GRIII; in all of them you will see that I was chasing good light.

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Here the images:

Have a great day¡

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See Light – Street Photography

“I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical.” – Trent Parke

Argentina, Buenos Aires

Photography definition is “painting with light”, it is certainly light what makes ordinary photographs extraordinary. – Erik Kim

Argentina, Palermo, Buenos Aires

One thing that I have learn shooting street photography is to see the light, either in black and white or in color, light is the “cherry on the cake” as it will make your images even better.

Campinas, Brasil

Light can transform your images, so pay attention to good subjects, good background and good light to make remarkable shoots.

Campinas, Brasil

The last advice is to try to shoot in the sunrise or in the sunset, in those period of times is where you will find the best light to shoot¡

Panama, Panama City

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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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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!

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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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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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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 
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