Instituto Normal para Señoritas Olimpia Leal Sign

Instituto Normal para Señoritas Olimpia Leal

More than once I have explained my method of taking photographs around La Antigua Guatemala. Back in April 23rd, 207, I explained how I was able to capture one of my better images entitled Monk in San Francisco El Grande Church by framing until I was happy with the photo and then waiting for the live ingredient. In Underneath a Holy Week Float in La Antigua Guatemala, I described my approach to finding new angles so I can present you with “new shots” from often-photographed subjects. In One Way to the Decisive Moment, I narrated how I negotiated my acrobatic skills over a slippery-when-wet stone to capture my best split-second photograph and paid tribute to Henri Cartier-Bresson. In The Tiny Story of Discrimination, Arrogance and Patronizing, I walked you through the process of getting ready and shooting a scene.

Often, I try to give you a behind-the-scenes description so you know how a given photo came to be. So, no Mo, I was not taken photos of unsuspecting people. The approach for the last four photos has been the same: 1. find the shot, 2. take several shots to decide the best framing and lighting conditions, 3. set the camera accordingly 4. wait for the fugitive element, 5. take as many shots as possible to capture the split-second gestures. In other words MO, I was already taking the shots when the people walked into the frame. 😉

Simple, isn’t it?

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  • MO

    Rudy, love your picture taking methods.
    Lets take a vote:
    Would you object or take any offense in being a “fugitive element” in one of La Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo? Yes/No?
    Me personally…NO. I would love it.

  • @MO, I will make sure to make you a ‘fugitive element’ next time you visit La Antigua Guatemala. 😉

  • coltrane_lives

    Rudy and Mo…you both crack me up. I like the sign and the light fixtures in this one. The “fugitive” looks like he is getting ready to make a break…or maybe take one. 🙂

  • emromesco

    The colours of your last few entries are wonderful. Thank you for sharing the mystery of LAGDP. I wanted to make a comment on the “Instituto Normal” thing for English speakers (I believe some other Romance language speakers e.g. French would get the whole normal thing): Instituto Normal means “Teacher’s college”, although in Guatemala primary teaching is a degree out of high school. Just one of those fun facts about the motherland I love to share.

  • Beatriz Aceituno

    Yo estudie en el Insol del 66 al 68,hice mis bassicos y me gustaria encontrar algunas companeras.