A street mirror

A reflex on a cristal from the street, The idea es look for different point of view on photographyLike photographers, we are looking different ideas, point of view, something that impact to the viewers.

Every day, people share a millions of images on internet, and it’s no easy look for the “new photography”.
Few weeks ago, I was walking on the Encants Vell from Barcelona. I nice play to visit and buy interesting things. The roof of this build is like a mirror, but it’s like a different piece of mirror joint and created a curios reflex of the ground.
I point my camera to the roof trying to fill the scene with the zoom. The day was sunny, the light was enough to capture without problems.
In the computer, only adjust white balance and contrast. Make easy.
I believe that the most important thing about photography is look in your environment to show something different.
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The importance of the moment #VantagePoint

Photography about Light cameras

The right moment in pushing the button is the essence of photography

Something magical in photography is to capture ephemeral moments, which do not repeat themselves and remain for posterity. This makes a lot of sense in street photography.

I took this photograph in Barcelona a few weeks ago. I like how the person crosses the frame, and how the walls of the street make a frame. The black and white is very interesting when working in black and white.

Another very important point is to travel light. A small camera can help us to be discreet and capture these moments. The Light L16 compact camera is a amazing camera for street photography.

It is a new concept in photography.

I invite you to see the gallery and you will discover how you can create amazing images with a camera the size of a mobile phone.

Thanks to Light being part of #VantagePoint

Have a nice photoday

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Prime lens, why?

A photo take with a prime lens

First, what’s the meaning of prime lens? A prime lens it’s a lens that focal length is fixed, you can’t change this parameter. A zoom lens, you can do it.

And why you use a lens that it’s impossible to change your point of view? Basically because a prime lens normally has more quality that a zoom lens. If you use a zoom lens for example 14-102mm, you get a worse quality than you use a prime lens.

Another question, if you mount a prime on your camera, and you want to capture more details about your subject, you must close to them. In the other hand, if you look for “more” wide, you need to go far away. It’s a good training for your photographic eye this kind of lens.

Normally, prime lenses have a bigger aperture and are very faster to focus.

In the market you can find several prime lenses with different focal lens, for landscape, portraits, etc.

The photo of the post was took with and 25mm Olympus. It’s an amazing lens.

My recommendation, use one. Thanks for reading.

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When less is more

Minimalist photograph of a beach in stormy day

Simple

Sometimes in live simple is the best, also in photography.

An image with a lot of elements it could be heavy, difficult to read and understand for the viewers. And your task like a photographer it’s explain something with only a picture, without anymore. It’s not easy.

If you find an isolated element like this stick, you don’t need more to create a picture.

I like the shape of rope, create a line that cross the image and made the photo very dynamic. The background complements the situation, it’s a seascape, you don’t need anything to understand the photo.

Today it’s brief post, I’m expect you like and try to find simplicity in photography.

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Bad weather, good light

Photography of a rose on the beach on a cloudy daySometimes, people are sad because the sun is behind the clouds, but it’s a great opportunity to take photos. Let me explain.

When the sun is on the top, normally at 12:00 am, the contrast (difference between dark and bright zones) is very different. The cameras don’t “see” the lights like human eyes. Human eyes has more capability to make difference in this kind of situation, this is called dynamic range.

On a cloudy the days, the clouds create and effect similar to a soft box in a flash studio, make the light very soft and the shades disappears, all the scene are in the same quantity of lights. Good, because we don’t have any problem with dynamic range.

Another thing to consider it’s the level of light it could be lower. For this, we must increase the ISO. I prefer to take a photo with some noise that not problems with trepidation (trepidation means when you use a shutter speed not fast enough). Revise the histogram after every photo, and overexpose if it’s necessary.

If you are taking portraits, a small flash it’s a good tool to light your model.

If you are taking landscapes, clouds in the sky make a great composition.  Another question, be ready for cold, rain, etc. Be careful to have an accident.

And this is all, thanks for reading.

 

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