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Special People Photography, Shy Photographer

This might not be useful to many professionals who are comfortable shooting people, but it might give hope to photographers who never were comfortable shooting models like I was, am, & will be!It goes without saying that the first model I ever shot was family, my husband in particular as he's the most patient one. I love him for this among a million other reasons. Shooting family members is neither scary nor embarrassing in any way as photos would always have emotional value if they didn&... continue reading

Kurentovanje, Slovenia

Ptuj is the oldest slovenian city with picturesque medieval castle on the hill above Drava river in east Slovenia. It was founded by Romans as Poetovio. Today it is known for its roman heritage, historic center, oldest slovenian wine cellar and its carnival or Kurentovanje.The name kurentovanje comes from traditional mask called kurent or korant (plural kurenti). Mask is made from sheep skin with face mask, long red tounge, horns, cowbells, thick stick with hedgehog skin and red or green... continue reading

Photographing the Carnival of Venice

It is about that time of the year when huge flocks of photographers head to Venice for Carnevale. Venice in itself is a photographers dream but Carnevale is a utopian experience. What to expect:First and foremost, you will not be alone. The costumes of Carnevale are extravagant. Revelers work throughout the year and spend hundreds and even thousands of euros to bring their creations to reality. Trust me, they want you to take their picture. Best of all, this is one of the few places in the world where... continue reading

From the Caribbean to the rest of the World

When you come from a tiny island in the Caribbean Sea you spend a great deal of time looking outwards to the rest the world and particularly to the places that you hear most about.My portfolio is a reflection of that. I love Tuscany, in Italy and I love the amazement of incredible India. I share the color and spirituality I found in India and the home of some of the best wines in the world through the vineyard tours in Italy.But what can I give the rest of the world from the Caribbean?I share... continue reading

5 facts on Mardi Gras

Are your costumes ready? Here are 5 facts to know before you put on your beads and masks and go celebrate.What does Mardi Gras mean? It’s in fact French for Fat Tuesday.It is believed to have arrived in North America in the year 1699, on March, when the French-Canadian explorer Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienvilleset his camp about 60 miles from the future site of New Orleans. Back in France, Fat Tuesday was celebrated, so Iberville named the spot Point du Mardi Gras. A few years later,... continue reading

Your Top 10 Reasons to Let the Good Times Roll This Mardi Gras

    Rio's Carnival just started yesterday. Venice's Carnival is already in full swing. That means the big shabang, the biggest party of the year in the Big Easy, is right around the corner. That's right, I'm talking about Mardi Gras, the party you'll never forget, but probably won't remember.Even if you’re poorer than a po'boy and can't afford to get over to one of the big city shindigs for Carnival or Mardi Gras, that's alright. There are... continue reading

Celebrating Carnival at Rhineland in Germany

Most of the regions in Germany have their own tradition to celebrate carnival. But the craziest fans of "Karneval" live in the Rhineland around the Cities of Cologne and Dusseldorf. (You have to know that the inhabitants of this cities are big enemies at this time because they be in competition about the best musicians, the biggest carnival procession, the prettiest princess and so on). But beyond the official sessions the people dress up with a costume and go out in the streets, have fun and celebrate... continue reading

Carnival Time in Belgium

 We have all heard of Carnival in Rio and in Venice but these are not the only cities who celebrate at this time of year. Many other towns and cities across the world go a little crazy during the carnival season too. Many have colorful parades with fantastic costumes and elaborately decorated floats and wagons. During the dark days of winter it is a great opportunity for people to literally let their hair down and join in the festivities. Carnival is celebrated each year in Belgium too,... continue reading

Party Time in Northern Chile - Carnaval Andino Con La Fuerza Del Sol

Every January, Arica plays host to the biggest carnival in Chile and one of the largest in South America. It attracts some 10,000 dancers and musicians from the Andean regions of Chile, Peru and Bolivia; as well as thousands of "groupies" and spectators, most are also from the Andean regions.         This year the carnival included 62 different dance groups; each accompanied by their own band. Most of the dances are traditional dances of the region that either have their roots going... continue reading

Toowoomba Flower Festival Australia

Every third week of September the city of Toowoomba in Queensland in Australia celebrates its annual flower festival. Itwas a great time for my family to drive down there and see the amazing flower displays.September is the first month of spring in Australia that is why flowers bloom beautifully in this country town. The place is located 125 kilometres west of Brisbane, the capital of the state of Queensland. The place is about 700 metres above sea level and is located at the crest of the Great... continue reading

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