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.
The sexiest Photogenic Cities for me would be New York, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Seattle, Havana and Helsinki. Industrial Cities would be Detroit, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Toulouse. Business cities would be London, New York again, Seattle, Caracas, Bogota, Stockholm , Copenhagen. Suburban cities : Miami, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Historical: Berlin, Paris, Brussels.
Is your city Photogenic?
the final presentation of Photojournals and Photo essays was an exciting moment, most of us had worked for about a month, thinking, planning sketching and drafting ideas around those topics we wanted for our essay.
Different things showed up, as groups of images made sense aroun pink& feminity, Numbers, Doors,Mini Graffiti and People´s backs.Amazed to discover each of us point of view, and the variety of things happening out in the streets.
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.
* Real life experiences
* Local friends
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.
This time 19 people enjoyed the city trough their cameras and learned a little more about how to observe, capture and frame urban life in Barcelona.
Some of the participants were already skilled amateurs interested in getting better images and some others were beginners with compact cameras, who today were asking advice about the new camera they want to buy.
It is always a pleasure to notice people learning things they like and see them being capable of getting rid of the fear of touching buttons and changing settings in their cameras. I am always happy to get to the last session, see the results and hear them talking about apertures, composition and better colors.
For me, the best session was held last Tuesday, when visiting La Boqueria market. They were starting to understand the need for observation, How to control the impulse of shooting without thinking but thinking and observing before pushing the button. We were there, looking for moments or situations that may catch our attention. But looking for this type of things never work. The way to find them, was staying still for a while and observing everything that happened around us, like being fully conscious of that place and that time. Only then, lots of incredible characters and situations showed up.
Looking at the pictures the group took, I certainly got to know them a little bit better…..
These were only 12 hours to short time to learn a lot but a lot of time to get closer.
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.
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.
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.