The portrait of a city - Month in Buenos Aires - HAVANA CLUB GAP YEAR
Photography, a really difficult topic to talk about;
What’s a good photo?
Who’s a great photographer?
Is it possible to learn photography?
Do great cameras or great people take great photos?
Is it difficult to be a great photographer?
When I was in Havana competing for my Havana Club Gap Year the jury asked me: What country and experience are you looking forward the most?
My answer was: Buenos Aires and the photography lessons. [I have a different experience every month; in Buenos Aires is photography]
Well, here I am; in the beautiful and photogenic Buenos Aires, a friendly city if you are a street photographer or want to become one.
People in Buenos Aires are really easy to approach and ask for pictures, most of the time people will let you take their pictures with a huge smile. And the beauty of the city makes the perfect background for these pictures.
My mentors in Buenos Aires are two awesome girls that have a company that does street photography tours around Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, London and Barcelona; called foto-ruta.com
I will be doing each one of their workshops; I will also try learn as much as I can from them and their great team of photographers.
This time we focused on portraits around the city, trying to capture people, people on their own environment; trying to show the city through the face of real people.
I often try not to bother people, I try to take ‘candid’ photos, but this has been the perfect opportunity to find out what I’m capable of, to explore deeper into photography, and who knows, maybe I become a photographer one day.
On the next posts from Buenos Aires I’ll be trying to answer some of the questions at the top.
Also, if you like to ask anything about equipment, techniques or about the city, please feel free to do so, I’d love to help.
- Julián -