The Best Camera in the World?
By Essdras M Suarez, a two-time Pulitzer prizewinner and a Kennedy award winner for photojournalism. Captured with iPhone 6 at Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), Havana, Cuba I feel one cannot tackle this question without first establishing a photography quintessence. As Ansel Adams so eloquently stated: “The single most important component of a camera is […]
Panama, Visiting Home
Ever since I left my native country of Panama when I was 18 years old, I’ve always tried to visit at least once a year. Sometimes my travel schedule has gotten to be so crazy that I’ve had to skip a visit here and there. The result of those missing visits becomes painfully obvious to […]
Cuba – A Photographer’s Delight – 2021
Highlights Leader: Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Essdras M Suarez Assistant – Cuban Photography Instructor Joel Hernández Marín Access to artisans and free enterprise Meet with photographers and artists in Havana to discuss their work and the important role art plays in the lives of Cubans Learn to improve the artistic and technical aspects of your photography Experience […]
A great technique to depict motion is panning because of its ability to combines camera movement and slow shutter it can produce extraordinary results. It is a tool best used to depict motion around a moving subject, which usually is moving horizontally and preferably parallel to the camera. However, this technique requires practice and a […]
Dubrovnik, Croatia LESSON: ON SILHOUETTES One of the key points when it comes to silhouettes is the separation between compositional elements. In other words, you want your silhouettes to be immediately recognized for what they are I.e. a person walking, a couple on a bench, people on the phone, all by a moored boat, etc. Quick […]
How to create a great “sunburst”
This optical effect refers to the creation of a very defined sunburst with clearly discernible spikes or rays originating from the source of light i.e. the sun. As opposed to a blob of light without define borders or edges. This applies to all different sources of light such as the sun or artificial lights. This […]
US Capitol attack aftermath: Should photojournalists play an active role in identifying rioters?
By Essdras M Suarez Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist The short answer for me is no. No, I don’t believe we should be actively involved in the identifying of perpetrators. Nor should we be expected to voluntarily hand over our images to the authorities. For that is not the job of a photojournalist. Now, if the photos […]