Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

Halong Bay in Photos | Vietnam

A refreshing breeze coming from the Gulf of Tokin is the perfect accompaniment to the breathtaking beauty of the over two thousand limestone islands emerging from its emerald waters. This is Halong Bay and I am relaxing and enjoying myself on the top deck of a typical junk boat exploring this mythical place. Halong is […]


F-Stop Tilopa BC Backpack Review

I have to shamelessly admit that I, as are many other photographers, am a camera bag junkie. Maybe the reason behind it is that I was never able to find the perfect fit for my needs. Granted, different situations or travel circumstances may require different type of bags. It’s not the same to go out […]


Switching to Mirrorless: Embracing Fujifilm X 

I am just back from a three-week trip from Vietnam and Bhutan, and although I’ve traveled with only Fuji X cameras in the past, this was the first time I totally relied on them for a long journey. Tired of carrying gear when traveling I was on the lookout for a compact camera that could […]


Bagan in Photos | Myanmar (Burma)

This is a long overdue post, sharing some more photos of the beautiful plains of Bagan taken during my last year trip. Although I posted pictures from Bagan before, I still do have a lot of material from this adventure and I’m still going through the photos and processing them. This is truly a remarkable […]


An Afternoon at the Lang Gom Tho Ha Village | Vietnam

Staying a couple of days in Hanoi was an exhilarating experience. Photographing and exploring the old rural Vietnam was one of the main reasons for the trip to the northern region of the country. Vietnam is a place of bewilderment; there is no need to travel long from the big conglomerates to see unspoiled rural […]


Hanoi in Photos | Vietnam

Beautiful lakes surrounded by broad tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, ancient temples, citizens that seems to be always on the move, and rich in cultural and culinary traditions, Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam – can be visually intoxicating at first, in the good sense. This is paradise for the street or travel photographer. […]


Wandering in Bangkok | Thailand

Bangkok is also known as “City of Angels” and I really loved it. Now, if you are the kind of person that hates heat and humidity, this place will make you feel closer to hell than to paradise. I was here just a couple of days. On my way to my tour in North Vietnam […]


Carry Less – Photograph More: Elevate Your Travel Photography

As a travel photographer, either on assignment or shooting a personal project, capturing great quality images that represent the spirit of a place and its people is key. Looking to achieve that was a priority for me, so I always traveled with a bag full of gear, including at least two DSLR bodies, three or […]


A Morning at the Taung Tho Market | Myanmar

It takes about three-plus hours of motorboat navigation from the popular tourist center, Nyaungshwe, through lnle Lake to reach Taung Tho Kyaung village. Located far at the southern end of the lake, this place is off the tourist circuit and really worth a visit. Numerous small villages along the lake itself and the shores can […]


Think Tank Photo Announces New Mirrorless Mover Bag Color

Hey, our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced they have released a new color, Heather Grey, in its popular Mirrorless Mover collection of bags for mirrorless systems. Four sizes of bags offer a wide choice; from the smallest case, the Mirrorless Mover 5, designed for one mirrorless camera, on up to the largest, the […]


Cesis in Photos | Latvia

A medieval town nestled amid a pine forest and the Gauja National Park, less than two hours away from Riga, was more than enough reason for me to make a day trip. Getting there was fairly easy. Buses and trains run almost hourly, with several options from Riga.  This place is just wonderful: yes, widely […]


Forget About Pixels – Awaken the Artist Within

I have a confession to make: I used to be a pixel peeper. There was a time when I’d spent hours zooming in and inspecting photos at 1:1 or even 300 percent. I was looking for a technically perfect photo. Back then, most of the work I was shooting was aimed at micro stock outlets. […]


Farmers around Bagan | Myanmar (Burma)

Sunsets, sunrises – that’s pretty much what Bagan is, photographically speaking. Don’t get me wrong – there is plenty to do and see around here and I loved my stay. But if you Google “Bagan photos,” the first thing you’ll see are amazing ancient temples emerging from the mist in a pretty magical way. To […]


Arequipa in Photos | Peru

It’s past noon and I am rushing through narrow sidewalks and busy cobblestone streets, trying to find my way for my first meeting with the staff of Hoop Peru, the non-profit organization that I am collaborating with. I need to make it in time to catch the kombi that will take me to the school […]


Riga in Photos | Latvia

Gazing through a less-than-perfect old window, the glass stained by years, I spot locals rushing out over the narrow cobblestone street; occasionally, a group of tourists following their guide. There is a pleasant feeling in the ambient, soft music, and the fresh smell of recently ground coffee accompanied by the almost-permanent whistle of the coffee […]


Yangon Central Railway Station in Photos | Myanmar

Looking out through the window of a rusted train, a toothless Burmese man smiles to me. His daughter, wearing the traditional yellowish-white cosmetic thanaka paste, looks down, almost shy of the moment and my presence there.  Like many others, they are patiently waiting for their convoy to depart from Yangon’s Central Railway Station. If you […]


A Weekend in Lake Titicaca | Peru

Day 1 The opportunity to navigate the highest lake in the world, ringed by the Andes’ incredible landscapes, and the promise of experiencing Lake Titicaca’s ancestral cultures was too tempting to let pass. I had a free weekend from the project with HOOP in Arequipa and I was determined to make the journey. Lake Titicaca […]


A day in Doha | Qatar

Back in December, returning home from Myanmar I had the opportunity to experience Doha for a day, thanks to the  “Transit Accommodation” program from Qatar Airways. Basically, if your transit time in Doha is between 8 and 24 hours, the airline will provide a transit visa and accommodation included with your ticket. The level of […]


Volunteering for HOOP Peru | Arequipa

I am on a cramped bus (Kombi) with my head tilted down. I am a big guy, not really tall, but that’s the only way I can fit. The kombi is stopping every other corner after the short but loud announcement, “sube, sube” or “baja, baja” from the man in charge. He is “sort of” […]


Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Back in February I went to New Orleans just for a weekend. I strolled around this amazing city making photos mainly around the French Quarter and across the river in Algiers Point. Coincidently with my trip was the first week of Mardi Gras, ahhh!!!! Mardi Gras in New Orleans… The beginning of 2 weeks of Carnival […]


Wandering in Lima | Peru

I have just gotten back from a week in Peru, I was working there as a volunteer in a project for HOOP Peru. My final destination was Arequipa, but being the first time in the country I arranged a stop at Lima to have a taste of it. Obviously a few hours doesn’t do this […]


Farmers in the Shan Province | Myanmar (Burma)

Getting ready for my trip to Arequipa in Peru this coming week, I am joining forces with Photographers Without Borders  to help HOOP Peru raise awareness by documenting their activities in the region. So this is most likely the last post before I leave, but stay tuned as I’ll be sharing images and stories from […]


Highlights of New Orleans

Sharing some of the photos I like the most from my weekend in New Orleans. This was a short trip, unfortunately the second and last day rained really bad, so what I had planned for that day couldn’t happen, or let’s say it ended up in a different way. Despite the weather conditions I was […]


Jackson Square | New Orleans

My last day in New Orleans was kinda crappy, the weather was really awful and it was raining badly almost all day long. Fortunately that’s not necessarily bad for photography, in fact it helps to produce distinctive photos with great reflections and a different feel. You just need to be on the look and try […]