Simple Photo Tips to Capture The Essence of La Antigua Guatemala

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Typical Rainy Season Vista from Antigua Guatemala

Here’s one more post with simple photo tips to improve your images from Antigua Guatemala. Let’s start with this simple photographic recipe: The first ingredient is quality light, that’s 50% of the recipe. Second ingredient is strong photographic composition; that’s another 25%. The third and last ingredient is an interesting subject; the last 25% of the recipe. As I explained previously, seek out quality light: the golden hour and blue hour in the morning or afternoon is a good place to start. Focus on interesting subjects, that if of course a personal preference, but try finding extraordinary subjects. Last but not least, use a strong composition such as the golden mean, the rule of thirds, the rule of odds, the rule of direction, etc. Have fun while you are at it!

One more thing. As often as possible, anticipate your photographs. Be ready with your camera set and ready to press the shutter release as soon as the picture is formed. This is the easiest way to capture The Decisive Moment, that Cartier-Bresson talked about.

La Antigua Guatemala has to be among the most photogenic cities in the world, with its infinite number of gorgeous backdrops [we simply call them walls] and the colourful people on the streets. I am sure that is why street photography walk is among the preferred themes for the Antigua Photo Walks that I lead around town. Of course, if you would like to learn even more street photography skills, make sure you book a photo walk with me next time you visit Guatemala. In the mean time, read the other photo tips I have been sharing on AntiguaDailyPhoto.

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