As a young boy, I remember having to stay still and smile to the camera. It was important not to move in order to get sharp pictures. Photographers are known to freeze time and capture snippets of still life. But adding even the slightest, purposeful motion blur into an image can imply a sense of […]
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.
We all like to pick up travel magazines and admire the beautiful photos of exotic locations in faraway lands. As a travel photographer myself, I’m grateful to be able to discover and photograph foreign landscapes and cultures every year. But just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, neither was my photography career. Before I […]
Whether it’s a beautifully-presented platter at a favorite restaurant or a delicious meal we’ve cooked at home, we all love to take photos of our food before devouring it… and doing a quick post on Facebook or Instagram. But to turn those images from fun snapshots to saleable food images, we need to pay attention […]
There’s a famous photography quote that goes: “If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.” But this statement is misleading—and certainly not helpful to anyone aspiring to become a better photographer. Photography is more than just capturing an exact representation of an interesting subject. It’s also about the […]
Lightroom is a great tool to make some basic adjustments to your photos, such as correcting the exposure, changing the white balance, or bringing up details in different areas. But beyond those basic sliders, Lightroom provides plenty of tools that you can use to drastically change your image and allow your creativity to shine. Here’s […]
When we browse websites online or turn the pages of glossy magazines, we often find some incredible photos that immediately capture our attention. These photos have been carefully selected and then edited to make them stand out. Lightroom is an incredible tool for both. It’s specifically built for photographers. And it allows you to organize, […]
Editing a photo might seem overwhelming, especially after coming back from a trip – there are often thousands of images to go through. But with the help of software like Lightroom, and following through a few easy steps, you can make it easier to browse your photos and pick the ones that need editing. Here’s […]
I often tell the story about how I jumped into photography and succeeded in less than a year. But I rarely mention the fact that it took me the same amount of time to decide to leave my boring corporate job and start my photographic journey. Like so many others, I was scared of failing. […]
In this digital era, we have all become photographers. Whether it’s the DSLR in our backpack, the mirrorless around our neck, or even the phone in our pockets, we all have cameras available anytime to snap our photos. But with so many images available, it’s becoming harder to stand out from the crowd. Fortunately, photography […]