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.

Playing with good light – Ricoh GRIII

Recently I got a Ricoh GR III camera, if you google it you will see it is the #1 recommendation for street photographers, and the main reason is that it has a great sensor, so it delivers great image quality and is very small compared with any other camera in the market that can deliver this image quality.

I really like it as you can put it in your pocket, and is always ready to capture candid moments. The price is about 900usd, but if you do not have that amount I would recommend to buy the previous verison (II) as you can get it with about 400usd and is also a super tool.

Here some images that I took recently while in the quarenteen in my home, just playing with good light and the smal Ricoh GRIII

You can get a print of one of these images in the following page:

https://torobravophotography.darkroom.tech/

Have a great day¡

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Bycicles in Mexico City

Here some shoots using the Ricoh GR III fantastic small camera, all the photos were taken in Mexico City in good light conditions and after edited in LightRoom + Snapseed.

In StreetPhotography is important to respect the light and the shadows!

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Jair

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

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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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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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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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

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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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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