Back in the days before I became a full-time photographer, I used to work as a human resources manager and had no idea about making money with art. It seemed like an impossible dream to reach. After picking up photography as a hobby, I slowly and patiently worked on improving my skills and uploaded some […]
Just like you, he didn’t start out as a professional photographer. Though he loved both art and travel for many years, and had started playing around with a digital SLR, it never occurred to him that he could make a living from it. Instead, he continued with his “safe” career in the HR field.
It took an 800-kilometer trek along the Camino de Santiago to realize the error of his ways (wasting time in a job he didn’t enjoy) and open his mind to the endless opportunities he could have by traveling the world, camera in hand. Since his 2009 Camino trip, Daniel’s been a full-time photographer, learning about other cultures through his lens...and sharing stories through his photography.
He says of his work: "My personal mission is to share the knowledge I acquire during my travels. The world would probably be an easier place if people understood each other, the different cultures and traditions."
Currently living in Granada, Spain, Daniel speaks five languages and has lived all over the world including seven years in France and three in Thailand. His work has appeared in Travel+Escape, AsiaRooms, Smithsonian magazine, National Geographic website, Matador Network and more.
As a photographer, I experiment a lot with my camera and apply tricks and techniques that I’ve learned during the past years. But sometimes, it’s the photo itself that actually teaches me a valuable lesson to improve my skill and vision. Here are three images that have changed the way I look at a scene […]
An image without processing is like a dish without any spices. It might taste OK, but you want better than that. You want it delicious. Lightroom is my go-to software when it comes to improving my images. Not only is it streamlined and easy to use, but it also processes images in a non-destructive way, […]
Just like a painter uses paint and a brush as tools to create art, or a musician uses an instrument to create music, the photographer uses their camera to capture scenes and create beautiful images. In the end, the camera is just a tool for our creativity. And even though it has a mini-computer inside […]
When I first started photography, I was inspired by the street shots of masters like Cartier-Bresson and W. Eugene Smith. I wanted to tell stories of places and capture fleeting moments. But like many beginners, I stuck to shooting easy subjects: Nature, landscapes, and buildings. Landscapes and buildings don’t judge you. You don’t need their […]
Summer has finally arrived—bringing with it lots of bright sunshine. That sunshine makes this the perfect time to enhance your images by using a very simple technique called sunbursts. Bright light can be tricky for photographers—when shooting against the sun, you often end up with an unappealing white blob in your image. To avoid that, […]
Most photographers use Adobe Lightroom to process their images. And while you can go through each photo, one by one, carefully changing this and that until they’re perfect, there is a much faster way… It’s called Presets. What are Lightroom presets? A preset is a way to automatically give your photo an artistic look with […]
Travel photography has a broad meaning and can encompass many different styles, from portraiture to landscapes. For me, travel photography is capturing the essence and stories of a place. In order to achieve that, I always ask myself three questions that will help me explore, understand, and photograph each place I visit: 1. Who are […]
“Your photos are beautiful, you were born with talent.” I hear this sentence from time to time and I usually shake my head in disapproval. I firmly believe we are all born with talent, but not everyone decides to pursue a creative life. I discovered photography only a decade ago, after an impulsive camera purchase. […]
Winter can be one of the most fascinating seasons to find inspiration in photography. Yes, I agree it’s harder to brave the cold with your camera in hand, but with some determination and extra warm layers, you’ll be able to capture unique and magical shots that reflect this sparkling season. Here are my top three […]