listos para el verano? algunas recomendaciones

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Control del color
Las vacaciones de verano nos dejan normalmente con recuerdos de calidez, luz y color, por lo que es esto lo que debes capturar en tus imágenes. Los paisajes que son verdes completamente en primer plano y con un cielo azul puede que resulten atractivos mientras estás ahí, pero raramente funcionan como fotografías. ¿Qué colores son más efectivos? A continuación te presentamos una guía de fotografía.

El rojo es un color cálido y dominante… incluso un pequeño toque de rojo en una imagen atraerá la atención. Puede ser la puerta roja de un edificio o una flor roja en un prado.

El azul es frío y relajante… a menudo parece que se desvanece en la imagen. El verde, el color de la naturaleza, es también un color relajante. Los azules y verdes realmente brillantes pueden funcionar por sí solos. Sin embargo, los tonos más pálidos se complementan mejor con los rojos y amarillos.

El amarillo es un color brillante y llamativo… el amarillo puro no se ve a menudo en la naturaleza: los tonos de este color a menudo tienden al naranja o al verde.

El marrón es el color de la tierra y las plantas leñosas… funciona muy bien como marco para otros colores, pero raramente proporciona una imagen atractiva cuando se usa como tono principal.

Y finalmente…
Asegúrate siempre de que llevas pilas de repuesto ( o el cargador de la batería) y una tarjeta de memoria de repuesto para que puedas continuar con las capturas.

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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/

Picturing urban Portraits

skaters, portraits, secrets, tourists, and all the diversity of the Raval on a Saturday morning. The purpose was to be able to get in touch with people and get them to pose for urban portraits. Many times it is hard for us asking people to pose for us , because we imagine they will get mad or be nasty, but that is not always true. Urban Portrait is one of the mos fascinating experiences during urban explorations. Faces and people tell us a lot a bout cities and the local life in every place.

This group enjoyed breaking the fear to get in touch with people and understood ways and techniques to approach and deal with spontaneous portraits.

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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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Picturing the Ciutadella Park on a sunny Market day

It was Sunday of course, and Alejandra and her friend wanted to enjoy a typical Barcelonian Sunday, so they decided to take the ciutadella park circuit. This a perfect sunny sunday where the park gets filled with amazing people enjoying themselves, children, dogs, picnics and music.

markets happen not very often here but this time it provided a perfect scenery to explore high and low speed, sing the flash under the sun and learning about long and short distance portrait. we were lucky most people where friendly and relaxed about it. Alejandras camera was pretty small and compact but for the day we took the best of.

Now she is willing to buy a new one since now she really knows, she enjoys taking pictures in sunny days.
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Picturing Botero´s Big Cat


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The end of february gave us the sunniest morning ever to photograph Botero´s Big Cat sculpture at Rambla del Raval. We were talking about using the flash, and how to get nice bright reflections on metals or dark shiny surfaces. This cat was the perfect model for the topic.

We were 15 and looked like a bunch of paparazzi''''s chasing the poor cat, some on top of it and some under it. The good thing is that most of us got to deal with metering correctly, exposing correctly and filtering the flash to control shine and reflections. Then we moved to St Agusti´s church looking for a closed space to continue working with filtering and controlling the flash. there things were very different. Not a pretty church but in a state of decay that gave it a very interesting look. Part of its painting are literally falling apart and others have been removed for restoration. Its space is like an abandoned monument, very silent cold and lonely.

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.

Downtown Barcelona is a neverending story

Downtown Barcelona is a place you could visit as many times as you like and will always be full of surprises.

Architecture is the first thing you will be amazed about, hundreds of amazing buildings from different times and styles will catch your eye one after another. from Passeig de Gracia to Via Laietana, to the Roman Walls, to El Raval, you may get a neckache looking up. Quite enjoyable, downtown architecture reveals part of the history, the lifestyle and the stories behind the windows.

Downtown Barcelona By Photocircuits

Downtown Barcelona By Photocircuits

Then comes people.

Barcelona has become a multicultural city where you can find locals from anywhere. Sometimes it becomes difficult to know who lives there and who is visiting. All races, all nationalities and most of all mixes This magic city has attracted Latinamericans, Germans, Chinese, Brits, french, Arabs, Italians, Americans, and people from Africa and the rest of the Mediterranean. You can find surprising couples and groups of friends, amazing hairstyles, tatoos, clothing and music in the local cafés.

And after that then come the shops, the restaurants and the landmarks….I live downtown barcelona since 2007 walk it everyday and honestly feel I still got a lot to discover here.