Category: Photography

5 Reasons Why Barrio Santo Domingo Savio is an Awesome Place to Take Photos in Medellin (Colombia)

Even though it’s been years since Medellin renounced its title as ‘Most Violent City in the World’,  my friends in the U.S. still seem surprised to hear that I would want to go there again for a vacation. What I love about photography is that photos allow me to relay the beauty of a place in a ...

Photoshoot with Argentinian Bachata Champions Marcelo and Julieta

I recently had the opportunity to do a photoshoot with the Argentinian bachata champions Marcelo Alcaraz and Julieta Ibañez.  One of the aspects I love about shooting elite level dancers is that they have such an acute awareness of their bodies, and generally have years of experience emoting feelings through facial expressions and subtle gestures.  Qualities ...

Instagram-itis: How the Lazy Use of Filters are Ruining Your Photographs

As a rule of thumb, I generally try not to use any of my social media outlets to rant, as I believe there is already too much negativity out there on the internet, but there was something I saw last week that really dug under my skin. I had been going through my Facebook feed, ...

Finding Hidden Gems While Culling Through Old Photos

If you’re anything like me, after returning home from a trip, you are immediately faced with the unenviable task of sifting through hundred of photos that you’ll be editing in prep for distribution on various social media oulets.  You think you have chosen the best photos to relay the high points of your trip, you edit, post, and ...

How Shooting Pics at the 2014 Puerto Rican Day Parade (NYC) Helped to Improve my Photography

One thing I love about being in New York is that when I’m looking to scratch my photography itch, the City provides a truly unending wealth of interesting subjects.  On this particular day, I thought I’d take a few hours and get some practice in by taking my camera out to the Puerto Rican Day Parade, which ...

Ready, set, gooooooooooo!

Wow, I can’t believe how quickly this year has been rolling by! I knew that the frequency of blog posts would probably take a hit due to the holidays, but I can’t believe my last post was in November ’13. A lot has happened since then, both positive and negative, but definitely all of which ...

JR at the NYC Highline

Was at the highline today (towards 30th St entrance), and was surprised to see JR, a French street artist (and 2011 TED prize winner) working on his latest project. For those who believe in art as a medium for change, check out his awesome story in the following link. It’s a bit long (24 min), ...