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An Unexpected Visitor in the Volcano

The Art of Street Portraiture

    While traveling in Cuba with National Geographic Expeditions I had the fortunate opportunity to interview a real life ¨fotógrafo minutero¨ that expanded my knowledge on a craft that is used less frequently now a days, but still in Cuba, Argentina and other locations around the world. The beauty of these fotógrafos minuteros or street portrait photographers, is…

Making Dreams Come Alive

Guillermo Alfonso Castellanos Castro, a 24 year-old journalism student from Colombia, captured this photograph in Chaguani, a small village in Cundinamarca. It portrays a street teather company called ¨Nemcatacoa Teatro.¨ This photograph has been awarded the First Prize in Kike Calvo Photo Contest: Sandisk Latin American Edition. The photograph was selected from thousands of photo submissions from around…

Beyond Art: Simple Business Mysteries for Freelancers

    While he was studying at the Harvard University, Divya Narendra co-founded of The Harvard Connection.  You may know about it, as it became a popular conversation topic after David Fincher directed The Social Network movie in 2010. In 2008, Divya created SumZero, a living source for aggregated investment fund research. A couple of weeks…

Saving Sharks One Photo at a Time

    Oceans have been a part of my childhood exploring dreams for as long as I can remember. Truth is, the seas and its creatures that I fantasized about back then, are permanently being affected by human actions. The first time you jump in the water with a great white shark, your fears melt…

10 Photography Experts and their Lessons

During my career in the world of photography, I have had the great fortune to meet,and interview many of the best photographers and editors in this business. In these interviews, and various times throughout my projects, I have always wondered, what have been the most valued lessons they have learned during the course of their careers. Here is…

The Science of Unmasking our Smiles!

Marianne LaFrance, a Professor of Psychology at Yale University, has found that many professional photographers (e.g., those who take photographs of authors for their book jackets) actually forbid their subjects to smile as they regard smiling as a non-distinguishing facial expression.  But in a less esoteric world, people expect and want others to smile for the…

10 Twitter Tips for Photographers and Artists

With each new day we are becoming photographers and artists who use more and more social networks, and in particular, many are beginning to enter the world of Twitter. Very simply, I wanted to focus on some ideas that might be interesting in your handling and positioning within this application that allows us to send messages…

The 10 Big Rules of Photography. Or so I think …

Recently, while I was recording my video “Rain,” I suffered a heavy fall in the jungle. I had slipped on a bridge “slightly” slippery due to the rain, and the moss. The fall, combined with long periods of contemplation, an orthopedic collar injury, and various sedatives, I decided to develop a compendium of rules; that…

Discovering the Higgs through Physics, Dance and Photography

    The Arts Council of Greater New Haven has chosen our project ¨Discovering the Higgs through Physics, Dance and Photography¨, as one of the seven chosen to receive funding as part of Reintegrate*: Enhancing Collaborations in the Arts & Sciences. The Project´s team is formed by Sarah Demers (Physics – Assistant professor, Physics Department at Yale…

The Photographic Chain: Five minutes with Bob Krist

My dreams is… that the market shakes itself out, so talented young visual story tellers can make a living. We have seen explosion in the tech field which allows the creation of video and audio. Photographers have all the the tools that allow them to share wonderful stories. There are so many talented visual people, but…