Every year I try to not miss the St. Gerard Festival when my town, Potenza, becomes alive and full of foreigners for five days. Last week I had the opportunity to shoot again this event.
It is a few days since I’m experimenting with the new Topaz Clarity plugin, and I think it is the time to write down my thoughts about this package. Topaz Clarity is a new tool that promises to easily manipulate the contrast and clarity of your images without creating those nasty halos typical of contrast and clarity adjustments.
It as been over a month since I’m back from Istanbul, and I am sorry that I still have to write about it. Visiting Istanbul has been a great experience, and I had one of the most mesmerizing moments photographing the Grand Bazar (Kapalıçarşı), the greatest _suk_ of the world. In these images I wanted to portray the people of the Grand Bazar rather than its goods.
It’s a few days since I’m back from Istanbul, and I have to say I already miss it. Istanbul is one of those places in the world that capture your soul. One of the places I enjoyed the most in Istanbul was Aya Sophia.
I’ve stumbled upon this delicious short film about Vivian Maier, the nanny photographer . In the film, a fictional Vivian Maier talks about herself, her life and her photography after her death.
The Sant’Angelo Bridge links the Sant’Angelo Castle (former Mausoleum of Hadrian) to the left side of the Tevere river. It was built in the year 137 by the roman emperor Hadrian, in front of his mausoleum. In the background you can see the Basilica of St. Peter with its huge dome, designed by Michelangelo, and completed in just two years in 1587.
There are are “rules” that are considered almost like dogmas in photography. Images have to be in tack sharp focus, especially on the eyes of the subject; children should be photographed from their height and never from above; portraits have to be taken using long lenses to not distort the subject; never shoot into the light etc. All these “rules” make sense, but what if we break them?
Castelmezzano is a village in the south of Italy, near Potenza. The town is perched on what is known as The Lucanian Dolomites, named after the famous Dolomites in northern Italy. The site is particularly attractive at dusk, when the artificial illumination makes the mountains seem on fire.
Deers are the symbol of Nara, and you can find them everywhere. They live in the wild, but they’re quite sociable, although the signs around the town say “beware of bites and kicks”.