The most important component

After publishing my previous post I remembered a Youtube series that I usually watch which reinforces the idea that the camera is just a tool; what really matters is who's pressing the shutter. I'm talking about the "Pro photographer, cheap camera challenge" on DigitalRev TV's channel. I'm not a particular fan of this channel because … Continue reading The most important component

A photography book for March: “Humans of New York”

If you are online at any time during your day chances are you've already heard about Brandon Stanton's photo project "Humans of New York" . This photo blog became viral and has thousands of followers on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram... you name it. In the beginning of 2014 this project got published in book that quickly … Continue reading A photography book for March: “Humans of New York”

Free photography ebook: “Guide to creative black and white photography”

Considering my current interest in black & white photography, I've been looking around for information on how to take better black & white photos, how to think in black & white and how to process in black & white. I found this ebook: In the words of the author: "This is not a photography book, … Continue reading Free photography ebook: “Guide to creative black and white photography”

the photographers eye

A photography book for February: “The photographer’s eye”

When I first picked up "The photographer's eye" I was super excited. I always consider I didn't have an eye for composition so this was the perfect tool to learn and improve. After reading a couple of chapters I can't really say it fullfilled my expectations, I find it a quite boring theoretical book in … Continue reading A photography book for February: “The photographer’s eye”

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Sunrise Sunset

If you're the kind of photographer who doesn't like closed spaces (a.k.a studios) and prefer to shoot outside, than natural light is your raw material. The challenging part is to search for it, understand it and use it to make the picture that is "the one". Searching for the perfect light is no easy task … Continue reading Sunrise Sunset

Quote: photography art of observation

“To me photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” - Elliott Erwitt

A photography book for January

Some experts say that if you want to learn photography you should start with a good photography book (and also go out and take pictures!). I don't know if my friends also know this but the truth is Christmas gifts were quite generous on photography books -  I went from owning none to owning four … Continue reading A photography book for January

Ten Photography TED Talks to wrap-up the year

In this time of the year everyone is wrapping-up 2013 by remembering the highlights, the best moments or the most controversial. Since I don't have much to wrap-up because "Static Stories" is only two months old I decided to compile ten photography TED Talks that I find very interesting and educational. 1. David Griffin: How … Continue reading Ten Photography TED Talks to wrap-up the year

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Things I learned with the “Twelve days of Christmas project”

As I look back at the 12 photos I shared about Christmas I realize they could be better or they could be different. Anyway I think I managed to achieve my goal with the project which was to learn: 1. Finding twelve things to shoot about Christmas wasn't as easy as I thought It would … Continue reading Things I learned with the “Twelve days of Christmas project”