These photos are taken in the city of Holguin, Cuba. We ate at a 3rd story restaurant, so as I walked down the stairs on the outside of the building, I took the opportunity to frame this street from more than one vantage point. I find it interesting how each one tells a story of the city in a different way.
The first story to me is about architecture and the layout of the street, the second about the life and people of the city, and the latter photo is more about the man standing in his outdoor shop. Although I love all three for different reasons- I think I prefer the third- where the focus is more on an individual. Perhaps it’s because am primarily a portrait photographer, I am drawn to capture images of people more than scenery. What do you see in these images, and are you partial to a particular point of view?
On another note, Personal shops like this are everywhere in the city. We were told by our tour guide that Private businesses have been allowed for the last few years. The buildings are old, but still so beautiful. The people are very friendly- it’s worth it to take time away from the resort to go exploring the local streets.
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“The Village” Church and Wellington- Toronto- a wonderful, colourful neighbourhood with many sights. I was there for a photography workshop, and one day decided to take my camera out onto my 4th floor balcony to see what I could see. I wasn’t sure what exactly I was looking for, but I waited until inspiration struck. […]
Keep your eyes open- find the beautiful light (in this case a stairwell with a glass wall) and take the photo from an interesting perspective.
I’m really enjoying learning from Christina Craft at FunkyTown Photography…. even an unexpected setting like a parking garage can have dramatic light for photos.