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Here are a few of the inspirational stories, real-life examples and easy-to-understand tutorials that appeared in recent issues of my newsletter.
Like a modern Geppetto, Roberto Comin slowly and carefully chips away at blocks of pinewood to make unique creations in his workshop in Venice. Without a shop window and betrayed only by a discreet sticker affixed to an anonymous iron gate, L’isola di Pinocchio is not easy to find.
The year 2017 will go down in my personal history as one of the richest, in terms of the destinations I have traveled to. Its beginning and its end are marked by two journeys to a country that was new to me and that I’ve come to love like few others: the Sultanate of Oman.
I was lucky to be able to visit it twice. The first time was in January, for a family trip that also served as a scouting trip for a second, much longer one in December. During the latter I led a group of enthusiastic and adventurous photographers to the discovery of this fascinating country.
The one you see above is a photo I took during Trey Ratcliff’s recent photowalk in Berlin. I think it came out pretty well, don’t you agree?
Creating this photo took some work. Not a lot, to be honest. I have developed a number of workflows that help me streamline the process of shooting and processing in various circumstances. They save me time and I’d rather be out shooting than laboring at the computer.
As you might know, Venice is one of my favorite cities in the world. I’ve been there numerous times, both during the Carnival and at other times and almost always I brought home great pictures.
Thanks in no small part to some local friends, I’ve discovered a few secret and not-so-secrets spots that I visit again and again, at different times of the day and in different seasons.