VIETNAM – A DAY IN THE LIFE (A focus on Hanoi). Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi has been in existence for more then 1000 years. It hasn’t always been the capital in this once-divided country, but it has always played an important role in the region. Modern Hanoi is a bustling cosmopolitan city with beautiful historic hotels, great French-inspired cuisine, and local designer shopping boutiques. Spending a day in Hanoi requires a curious mind, good walking shoes, a hearty appetite and plenty of space on your camera memory card. Walk with me, as we spend a day in Hanoi.
TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY (and why we shoot what we shoot). Much has been written about both the fetishization of the local people that travel photography often captures and on the voyeuristic aspects of tourism generally—slum tours in developing countries (or “poverty photography”) being a prime example. I admit that I struggle with these criticisms whenever I travel. Am I obligated to depict some reality, tell a story, or just present something pleasing or interesting to the viewer?
LEARNING TO CAPTURE GOOD WILDLIFE IMAGES. When I registered with Photo Workshop Adventures Shetland Islands Adventure in 2013, I was totally ignorant of the daunting task I was attempting. I had just become interested in photography following my retirement and had been on one PWA Adventure in Arizona.
Istanbul is a place where you can discover and explore different cultures, ethnicities and diversities. A true international city. You can meet with people from all over the world, have delicious food in amazing cafes and restaurants, and of course photograph this rich and colorful city.
My name is Anja and I am excited to welcome you to my first “think orange” blog post. I initially struggled with what to write about and then it hit me. I must tell the story about my first encounter with Photo Workshop Adventures and how it helped shape and drive my passion for photography in the years to come.
What is it about the saree, a 6-8 yard piece of un-stiched cloth which invokes visions of elegance, sensuality, allure and personification of ultimate grace?
When Michael Chinnici asked me to consider being a regular contributor to his new “Think Orange” blog I felt very honored… And though I consider myself an accomplished photographer, I know there was more to his motivation in inviting me, and probably all the other contributors to this endeavor… Having known Michael now for a couple of years I believe I get his intent, though perhaps not completely articulated. Intertwining SPIRITS???
HAVE CAMERA, WILL TRAVEL By Michael Mortimer A consistent challenge to photographers is how to pack when traveling, especially internationally. Global travelers will often face some exciting but daunting combination of planes, trains, and automobiles. I travel abroad perhaps ten times per year, and it is the rare trip that is a holiday or purely…
FUJI X-PRO2 REVIEW By Antun Cerovecki Photo of Vrbnik town on KRK island in Croatia Every time I touch a Fuji camera, I have a bit more appreciation for Fuji’s design philosophy, which is based on the photographer’s needs, rather than the camera’s. It was an X-T1 that really showed me the potential of the…
DOES GEAR MATTER? By Antun Cerovecki I have been very fortunate in having the opportunity to test all kinds of cameras, from entry level mirrorless to medium format digital (yes, this is my idea of fun). Over the years, I’ve come to realize how different cameras affect my workflow and image making process. With some cameras I…