¿Sabes lo que es un Time Lapse?

Esta maravillosa secuencia de fotos tomada en la Montaña del Teide en islas Canarias, se puede lograra haciendo un uso programado de la función de ráfaga en los modos semi automáticos AV o TV.

La sensación es similar al video, sin embargo el intervalo de disparo es programado en algunas cámara de manera automática y en otras se debe hacer de manera manual. una increíble experiencia!

Trabajando las Secuencias

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Una de las cosas mas interesantes de la fotografía urbana es la cantidad de situaciones y personajes que se ven en una salida de 3 horas. Estuvimos la mañana del sábado en la Barceloneta, la zona de playa junto al imponente hotel W en Barcelona y a pesar de ser aun febrero casi marzo, la verdad es que el paseo tenia tanta vida, gente y situaciones que la mayoría estuvo practicando el tema de velocidad y ráfaga todo el tiempo. la ráfaga nos permite comenzar a entender la forma como se construyen los hechos, las relaciones entre personajes y lugares y a aprender a intuir las secuencias. Cosas tan simples como el movimiento de una ola o el paseo de un gato, al analizarlos nos cuentan muchas historias y nos permiten agudizar la mirada. Cosas a tener en cuenta, la velocidad por supuesto, el AI servo en el enfoque y la composición.

Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Travel Photographer of the Year: Call for Entries
In the true spirit of travel, Intrepid, Lonely Planet Images, Kathmandu and Lonely Planet celebrate great travel imagery with Intrepid’s annual Travel Photography Competition.Travelers from all over the world are invited to send in their best travel snaps in digital form. You don’t have to be a pro. You just have to have a keen eye and a great travel spirit.

Categories:
* Real life experiences
* Families
* Local friends
* Landscapes
* Icons

Prizes:

The overall winner each year, as chosen by Intrepid, will receive their choice of an Intrepid Original group trip with the approximate value of AU$3000 + a copy of Lonely Planet’s pictorial ‘The Europe Book’ and a Travel Photography book pack consisting of Travel Photography 3, 1000 Ultimate Experiences and Signspotting 2.

The winning images from the Real life experiences, Families, and Local friends categories will receive AU$1000 Kathmandu Travel Gear Voucher + Lonely Planet’s pictorial ‘The Europe Book’.

The winning images from the Landscapes and Icons categories will receive a digital camera of their choice valued at up to US$800 + Lonely Planet’s pictorial ‘The Europe Book’.

In addition a ‘photo of the month’ will be selected by Intrepid to be published in the online newsletter Intrepid Express and featured in the Intrepid Travel stores. The monthly winner will receive a fantastic Travel Photography book pack from Lonely Planet, consisting of Travel Photography 3, 1000 Ultimate Experiences and Signspotting 2.

Eligibility: Worldwide. A maximum of 4 entries per category, per person, per month will be accepted.

Deadline: The competition closes on 30 June each year. Entries received after this date are entered into the following year’s competition.

Copyright: While the photographer retains the copyright of all images submitted as competition entries, Intrepid Travel and its photography competition partners reserve the right to unlimited use of the photos for company brochures, promotion and advertising.

Website: http://www.tpoty.com/

Discovering a Hidden Roman Temple in Barcelona

Barcelona is with no doubt a city full of surprises. Some of them very evident and some of them very hidden.

One of Barcelona´s more surprising spots is this roman temple we discovered with a very creative group, who were learning about depth of field and other benefits of aperture mode in their cameras.

This was a perfect place to understand light, DOF and how it works. These pictures were made with a mobile phone…cameras were busy learning and enjoying.

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A fun group at Gaudi´s Parc Guell

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Yes, you say Parc Guell and not Park Guell because it is written in catalan, the local language of the city. We discovered a very big sign at the main entrance that makes it very clear.

We were 17 people + 2 instructors, meeting last Saturday at the park to admire and photograph Gaudi´s work in terms of architecture. The day was splendid, because even tough we are in the middle of the winter Barcelona has ha shinny blue sky that gave us bright light, deep shadows and great colors for our pictures. our group was eager to learn more abut aperture and speed so we started exploring the secrets of contrast and aperture on everyone´s cameras. every camera a new discovery and also a wonderful opportunity.
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One great thing: the work of Gaudi offer a lot of texture and opportunities to expand photographic techniques and capture, texture, depth and color in a vibrant way. Gaudi´s philosophy about creating a point where architecture and nature interact in an harmonious way is the legacy we have recently discovered in sustainable architecture.

But also, speed was a photographic interest for this group, freezing and registering movement here was not an easy task, because such a splendid day made visitors lay down or recline o enjoy the magnificent view. We could not stop laughing about freezing relaxed people, so we relaxed ourselves and joined them.

Shooting Skaters with Ranan

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Ranan came from New York to spend a couple of months in Barcelona.

He was certainly interested in developing his photography skills and took the Raval Photocircuit. As his main interests were architecture and moving objects: the perfect target were Raval Skaters, they usually skate around Macba and other squares downtown, specially during the summer. The afternoon light provided two main scenarios one completely illuminated with the sunshine and the other back light images. In addition a high speed was needed to freeze jumping and figures they constantly made.

In the background there was alway architecture both modern and classical, sometimes mixed, it was a nice idea to set them in an eclectic environment instead of the traditional graffiti-like backgrounds everyone uses.

After skaters, Ranan focused on architecture and discovered that it was very cool to meter reflections and create contrast between the light inside the reflection and the actual ¨real¨light in the building.

We ended our tour in Drassanes the Old Boat factory.

Fun places to take Pics on Sunday

Last Sunday we went out with friends for brunch and spare time and found a couple nice places. One is the very photogenic Juicy Jones, a vegetarian restaurant in Calle Hospital where sandwiches and natural fruit & veggie juices make a great breakfast. the place is handpainted with colorful flowers and graffiti all over so you feel somewhere between a higway and a the beatles yellow submarine movie.

Then we walked across the city to the Old Roman Temple hidden in an apartment building backyard, near plaça st jaume, this a very quiet and singular spot where modern and classic definitively meet. For late lunch Pizza del Borne was a budget and tasty option, not Italian but Argentinian a wide variety of combinations will make you take 2 or 3 slices…

heading back home amazing graffitis all over the place where begging for a picture which they had.

happy Sunday!!

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Open Text Treasure Hunt Barcelona

Last week 12 groups of 24 participants from Open Text Canada one of the biggest software companies in America, played the treasure hunt in Downtown Barcelona.

More than 1.000 pictures were produced and 5 hours of video recorded. Each group had a tour guide, a list of hints and a path to follow discovering places like the churreria in Petritxol Street, the Roman temple, St Jaume´s Square, Cartoonists & live statues from Las Ramblas, and a lot more.

Capturing images became the funniest part of it in a team building activity that integrated sales teams from UK, Germany, Canada, Italy, Spain, France and the USA.