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.
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.
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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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In this period of the year you can see Jacarandas all over a Mexico City, here some photos that I took in the south part of the city in an street named Vitalesio Robles.
Let me know if you like it in the comments! Have a great day.
Here some photos that I took last weekend in Oaxtepec, Mexico.
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
The Day of the Dead (“Dia de Muertos” is celebrated in Mexico between October 30th and November 2nd. On this day, we as Mexicans honor our deceased loved ones. For me is my favorite time of the year in my country and is the perfect time to make memorable photos, as people is a in celebrating mood, and if you go to the streets you can see all the rich culture, colors and traditions of Mexico. It’s a very colorful holiday and is like “party” in which we celebrate those who passed away.
Also cemeteries are decorated and people use to go there to be with their loved ones; people make altars in their homes, one day before the “The Day of Dead” putting food and/or things like cigarettes, alcohol or any other thing that the passed one enjoyed while living.
One of the many traditions in these days are the “Catrinas”; those are skeleton lady’s that wears lots of makeup to make her skin look whiter.
In this post I want to share some photos that I made with my wife, and also I want to thank my loved Gabriela for being the model and for always supporting me to do what I like the most (“being a photographer”).
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?
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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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.
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!
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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