Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Back to Rio de Janeiro

A couple of months ago I took a quick trip to Brazil and was able to capture a nice image of the city. I just got back from another trip to Rio de Janeiro and this time I was there for more than 2 days. That was a relief. Although the weather was not great, I did have some chances to shoot images of the girls in Rio. And yes, my wife knows that I did this. :) Funny thing, when I walk onto the beach with a big camera, people will try to talk with me (in their best English) and let me take pictures of them. I always offer to email them the final images.
Even though Rio is not the safest place in the world, I find that most of the people that I meet are very friendly and love the Americans. The people are beautiful and the food is amazing. What more do you need, right?
I have to admit that there are times when being a photographer has it's advantages. I had a great time shooting these images, trying to bring out the best in these girls and make them look as good as possible in the images. I was very limited in the times to shoot and wish that I had more time in the early morning or early evening.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Australia - A Different View

Well...I just got back from another long trip to Australia. Since I have been to Sydney so many times, this time I concentrated on shooting something different. Yeah...I took some pictures of the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour, but this time I went to the Sydney Zoo and a wildlife park and took some shots there. My favorite image from this trip is one that is a stitch of 5 images put into a large panorama of the Sydney harbour(above).
And I loved the fact that the backdrop for the Sydney Zoo was the view of downtown. Very cool view for the animals (and really expensive real estate too!).

As part of a photography training that we hosted, we photographed some models which was fun for the group.

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