• Educator / Speaker / Freelancer

    ESSDRAS M SUAREZ

    Pulitzer Prizewinning Photographer

  • Educator / Speaker / Freelancer

    ESSDRAS M SUAREZ

    Pulitzer Prizewinning Photographer

  • Educator / Speaker / Freelancer

    ESSDRAS M SUAREZ

    Pulitzer Prizewinning Photographer

  • Educator / Speaker / Freelancer

    ESSDRAS M SUAREZ

    Pulitzer Prizewinning Photographer

It is seldom that one of the many joyful moments I experience while on assignment gets so accurately recorded… mostly bcz Im usually the one behind the camera. .
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This past week during a relief mission w #yonomequito🇵🇷 and #bellagroup in the hinterlands of Barrio Anon in Ponce, Puerto Rico, someone in our vehicle spotted a perilously perched avocado tree by the side of a steep ravine.
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We stopped and after careful consideration it was established the better fruits were too high up in the tree. .
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The sensible mind in our group, @more_giordana , concluded it was not safe to retrieve these fruits. .

So, of course, I gave my cameras to our benefactor, Carlos Lopez-Lay, and proceeded to climb said tree as More snapped a couple of shots with her phone too.
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As I climbed down, Carlos managed to perfectly capture the elated sense of accomplishment I felt after a job well done.

Thank you for the great photo: Photo by @carlos_lopez_lay and More.
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This past 5 days of work in Puerto Rico for the #bellagroup was the kind of workweek that sets the standard for how it should go when doing corporate work. .
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Usually the hard part when doing this type of work is to be able to show the character and soul of the company. In other words to be able to showcase the type of interactions that go beyond business.

That is not the case in Bella and #yonomequito for being amongst them is to be treated like family 🇵🇷.
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This company is a true textbook case of how great leadership creates great companies. .
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A special thanks to my liaison @more_giordana who was not only GREAT at getting me to where and when I needed to be. But with her vast experience and creative mind, we were able to create the type of synergistic working relationship only highly creative people can attain. .
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🙏 thank you More 🙏
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I shoot between 2,500 to 4K per day while on assignment. I can go through 20 k images in another 1 hour and 10 min. This is the rhythm built out of decades of experience.

#yonomequito #onassignment #puertorico
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#photolessonsbyessdras Understanding your “bubble of perspective” and how it can help you get the kind of photos that’ll help you get the recognition you deserve. .
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This was part of a recording session @sarasuarezv22 and I did for my soon-to-be-released Street Photography online course.
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Me pidieron que volviera a subir estos tips de selfies.
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.* No dispares desde abajo
* Trata de no encuadrarse a la cámara.
* Levanta el teléfono y mira hacia arriba
* USA solo una mano para asi crear distancia y evitar distorsiones.
* Sonríe, se feliz …
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Déjenme saber si les gusto para así traerles mas tips 👍

Selfie Tips:

* Don’t shoot from below
* Try not to square off to the camera .
* Bring phone up and look at it .
* Use one arm in order to create some distance and avoid distortion. .
* Smile, be happy ..

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Thank you to @fetv05 for the great opportunity to showcase our #panama507
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#photolessonsbyessdras Treat others the way you’d like to be treated. ..

Be respectful when photographing in public places. Yes, you do have the legal right to do so but use your common sense and moral compass to decide what to do and what not to do.
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#Repost @fetv05 with @use.repost
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Las maravillas de Panamá vistas a través de la fotografía. 📸🇵🇦 Recorre los lugares más impresionantes de nuestro país junto a @ems_photo_adventures en este nuevo proyecto.

#EnfoqueNatural #FETV
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#photolessons Things to do when confronted by a stranger when making street photos:

1. Lower my camera
2. Smile
3. Approach and introduce yourself
4. Tell them honestly why you took their photo
5. Show them the photo and offer to send it to them
6. Hand business card
7. Follow through. If you promised, deliver!.
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* How do you feel about photographing strangers?
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My name is Essdras M. Suarez.

The world without photography will be meaningless to us if there is no light and color, which opens up our minds and expresses passion.

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