Whether you are a seasoned travel professional, or simply the family member responsible for capturing vacation memories, everyone has encountered weather related issues while photographing on location. The difference between utter disaster and award winning success depends very much on how you prepare. So the next time you pack the camera gear to head into the wilds – or off on a family beach vacation – here are a few tips to help make your experience a more pleasant and successful oneExpect the... continue reading
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I grew up in Florida and lived most of my adult life in New Orleans.That means that my life can be measured in hurricanes.Growing up, we never had to evacuate.Since we were in Palm Beach, we hosted about twenty family members for Hurricane Andrew. I was a college junior the year Hurricane Katrina hit and I sheltered with 15 friends in the attic of another student's family home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.We watched as our city, our home, and our life as we knew it all... continue reading
Let's talk about clouds.Clouds are fascinating to watch. They come in all shapes, sizes and colours.Do you know that clouds have different names for different patterns? Here are some examples. stratocumuls clouds cirrus clouds cirrocumulus clouds cumulonimbus clouds nimbostratus clouds altocumulus clouds stratus clouds cirrus and mammatus clouds cumulus clouds altostratus clouds and a rainbowWhich... continue reading
I used to be able to photograph the effects of incredible hail. While it looks innocent in pictures, in fact it was not so nice to see what was left of it.Fortunately, the hailstorm is already a past and only pictures left after. continue reading
The popular belief is that you can only take good photos on sunny days, but a day with storm clouds can give a dramatic and expressive atmosphere to a place that on sunny days is not so attractive to photograph,To take the picture of the first image, I simply measured the exposure in the clear area of the sky, that way everything else in the picture is dark, accentuating the silhouette of the city that is not important to detail in the composition and giving more Importance to bad weather clouds... continue reading
As I wrote last week, on Monday, October 17, will Sukkot. Do not forget to send greetings and decorate tabernacles. And then comes totally mainstream feast, namely Halloween. The traditional color is orange and black, and besides pumpkins do not forget the cats, bats and ghosts. I had prepared a halloween collection which dominate the authors of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It is in Central Europe. It's quiet and the best beer... continue reading
"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky" - Rabindranath Tagore "Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams" - Rabindranath Tagore "Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby" - Rabindranath... continue reading
I like to take photos on the beach, usually... but this time was quite different... in these days in Italy came a cyclone called Medusa that offered my camera a further opportunity to picture the following shots: And here the EXIF infos:Aperture F Number: f/9.0Make: NIKON CORPORATIONModel: NIKON D50Exposure Time: 10/1000F Number: 90/10Exposure Program: 0Max Aperture Value: 44/10Metering Mode: 5LightSource: 0Flash: 16When the weather doesn't help you... I just used... continue reading
If you're not a winter fan, check out these 5 hot destinations you can escape to:1) Buenos Aires, ArgentinaAverage temperature in January: 25°C (77°F). It's the most visited city in South America and it has the third best quality of life of Latin American cities. It's also a good place to learn tango!2) Cape Town, South AfricaAverage temperature in January: 28°C (82°F). The city is famous for its harbour and one of the most multicultural... continue reading
While travelling recently around Bavaria, I was quite impressed by Allianz Arena stadium in Munich. Having seen its night pictures before and having made a tour over it in the afternoon, I made up my mind to return there in the evening, when it is lightened with different colors.In fact, it was a warm clear day, but..... when we arrived with my wife to Allianz Arena in the dark about 9 p.m. the rain began... "Ok, no problem" - we said, taking umbrellas, tripod and the rest of equipment...The... continue reading
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