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Desert photography

The most significant rule in desert photography is: deserts need to be photographed in the early morning or late afternoon light. This because much of their detail and texture is subtle and can be lost if you take pictures when the sun is higher in the sky and consequently light is much stronger. 

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Best Matterhorn views for shooting photos

Since the 19th century Zermatt has starred among the most glamorous ski resorts of all Europe. This pretty Swiss car-free town ended up also with attracting plenty of hikers and adrenaline addicts from every part of the world. 

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Shooting Christmas Markets in Vienna

Christmas Markets are the main reason to visit Vienna from mid-November to late December. The Austrian capital, definitely, sparkles during this period as Christmas Markets create a magic and dreamy atmosphere throughout the city. Strolling and shooting photos around becomes really a unique experience. 

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New York photo gallery

Years ago, I read somewhere New York is the most photographed city in the world. No wonder about it. New York could not be beaten as the undisputed capital of the world in many regards, though is not even capital of its country, the USA. 

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Chamberi ghost metro station

If you’re looking for some unusual shooting while in Madrid, then Chamberi ghost metro station might be something you might really enjoy. Chamberi is a defunct metro station located on the Line 1 of the Madrid Metro, one of the largest and oldest rapid transit systems in the world. Continue reading “Chamberi ghost metro station”

Inspiring photography quotes

We all became photographers in a different way. Everybody has his own story how this happened. Photography quotes can help us to know more about our passion and rediscover photography with a different approach.

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Best apps for professional photographers

This is a short but useful list of best apps that help me significantly during my job as professional photographer by making things much easier. Nothing to do with editing apps, weather apps or must have photography apps like Instagram or Lightroom but tools, I'm sure, many photographers around would benefit from during their work. Some are free, others not, some work for Android only others also with Apple iOS.

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The City of Arts and Sciences

The breathtaking City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) is the most important tourist sightseeing in Valencia and also the main destination for photographers heading to this lovely Spanish city. The City of Arts and Sciences is a large entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex mostly designed by the worldwide famous locally born architect, Santiago Calatrava.

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Shooting photo check list

As a professional photographer organizing photo workshops in Valencia, I must admit I have seen often participant photographers shooting photos of a given visited place (for example, a building or a cityscape) too quickly without checking view angle or composition first.

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Stefano Politi Markovina