Archive — italy

Dissecting Italy with highly selective cropping is an approach that makes your images more intimate. Less post-card-ish. Choosing this less-is-more attitude is a first step to showing your personal style in your travel images. Here are some ideas that will help you get selective. First you find yourself attracted to a door (we photographers have strange attractions), and you photograph...
Matt Nager (www.mattnager.com) grew up in the Rocky Mountains and frequently traveles throughout the Southwest for assignments. Growing up, he spent much of his free time getting lost in the mountains, filming movies with his friends, and jamming on the saxophone in his school jazz band. His love for nature and the outdoors, as well as his interest in people and culture,...
Some scenes just say Black and White to me. My first clue is contrast. High contrast situations with well defined shadows are a natural for monotone, so on bright sunny days in a town like this I shift my brain to B&W. The next clue that B&W might be the way to go is when the scene has very little...
Old people in Italian villages, especially men, spend lots of time on the street. I really enjoy engaging them and making portraits where they stand. Spy pictures with a telephoto lens are fine, but I prefer face to face confrontational portraits. I like the energy that's exchanged between the viewer and the subject when they are aware of one another....
Starting today and finishing on June 13th, pictureline will be running a giveaway contest on our facebook page for a free Italy Workshop vacation from italyworkshops.com! Spend 6 days photographing in the Italian Riviera with master of photography, Drake Busath. Workshop Details Portofino Coast and Cinque Terre - September 23-28, 2012 Experience six truly beautiful days on the Mediterranean, exploring the coastal...