Tag: featured

Organizing Your Wanderlust with Google Maps

I’ve been posting TripAdvisor reviews for a few years now, and one thing that’s always bothered me is the fact that I was never able to embed the map of ‘places I’ve visited’ on their site, into my blog. So what’s so important about using maps, and why would I want to embed maps into ...

Lessons Learned from Artist Jorge Selarón on the steps of Escadaria Selarón (Rio de Janiero)

I decided to write this post after recently coming across an article reporting on the death of Jorge Selarón. Though you may not recognize his name, there’s a good chance that you have probably seen his most famous work, the Escadaria Selarón (aka Selaron Steps). Sitting next to Selarón on his world-famous steps Outside of the ‘Christ the Redeemer’ ...

wide lens distortion corrected in shot for architectural photography

Using Transform in Photoshop to Correct Wide Angle Distortion in Your Architectural Photography

For those of my readers who are getting into architectural photography, here’s a great video from AdobeCommunityHelp that demonstrates how to correct wide angle distortion in Photoshop. If you’re unable to see the embeded video, click on the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFsAxkcjFEM Let me start off by saying, that I’m actually a big fan of ultra wide angle ...

Formula F at Utopia bachata

Photos and Performance Videos from La Fuerza & D’Cor’s Utopia Latin Dance Social (NYC)

After our last anniversary event, I quickly came to the realization that I had taken on about two jobs too many as I was running around like a headless chicken for most of the night (I had to perform in two numbers, and was in charge of all the media for the event). Live and learn, right? ...

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 ...

Plaza Bolivar: The Historic and Political Heart of Bogotá

I was recently asked to recommend some places to visit by a friend who was planning a trip to Bogotá (Colombia), and I could think of no better place to start than in the Plaza Bolivar (aka Bolivar Square). Located in the heart of the historic Candelaria district, the plaza was named after Simón Bolívar, the Venezuelan military ...

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 ...