This picture of two Guatemalan young women laughing so hard at the main square of Antigua Guatemala is my most recent capture during the Antigua Photo Walk I lead last Saturday. These two girls were taking a break from selling the Guatemalan candy known as turrón [post coming up soon] when I approached them to chit chat. I made a few captures of the trays with turrones while I talked to them. They were very happy and were smiling a lot, so I figured, perhaps I can get some pictures of them smiling, well, I got more, I captured them having big laughs. Their laughter was contagious as I felt quite happy to be hanging out with them. This was a very good exercise to show my other photographers on the photo walk how to get natural and candid portraits of total strangers.
I must say this, my street photography walk is the most challenging and the most rewarding as well, at least that’s what people have told me thus far.
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