photographing snowAs winter is already here are a few practical and technical tips about how photographing snow. First of all, in order to get some great photos of snow and mountain landscapes during the cold weather, you have to take great care about your camera (and yourself as well by dressing warmly and protecting from sunburn at the highest altitudes). Taking photos in extreme cold temperatures (below -20º C) your camera can malfunction. So, check your camera’s manual for all the suggested precautions to take. Also, cold weather might inhibit the normal performance of the battery inside your camera and though the energy evel shows hall full it can be dead completely just a few minutes later.
So, always remember to bring an additional battery with you. Also, there is risk of condensation can form on your lenses simply by moving your camera from cold to a warm environment (mountain hut for example).

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Photographing a religious buildingThe first thing every photographer should keep in mind when photographing a religious building is to fully respect the sacred function of the temple and not causing offence while worshippers are praying. A bad behavior held inside a religious building, like a church, a mosque or a buddhist temple, just for shooting photos, is morally unacceptable and it can even put yourself in danger in several countries.

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New York photo galleryBack to the trendsetter New York 31 years after my first visit for an exhausting photo shooting under its towering skyscrapers skyline in an unusual warm November.
This world epicenter of arts and adrenaline-charged city welcomed me with lots of big changes since then: new skyscrapers pop up everywhere to redesign the Midtown Manhattan’s geography, a redeveloped waterfront, a new shining lower Manhattan, bike lanes (wow!), more safety and less rubbish around and much more shopping temptations (yes, I stopped by B+H!)
Ten days spent in the Big Apple were just an appetizer compared to all you can shoot here. Even one month would not be enough to take pictures of New York because there’s always a new and different image to shoot round the corner in what I consider to be the richest iconic place on earth!

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Southwest USA photo galleryWhen it comes to travel the call of the west always fascinated me with dreaming about an iconic road trip under the great open skies of the Western American landscapes. At the end, my dream came true last month through an unforgettable three-week journey that led me to discover fantastic and unique landscapes across the Southwest of USA.

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