How to Tell the Story of a Single Subject

Sadhu in Pashupati Nath with Cigarette in Hand - Kathmandu, Nepal by Ralph Velasco

Enjoy this post where I discuss how to tell the story of a single subject with your photography. Head-on view of sadhu, or holy man, in Pashupatinath, Nepal. Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal The temple in Pashupatinath, situated just about 5 km outside of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is a sacred site for Hindus. Designated […]

3 More of My Favorite Photos and the Stories Behind Them

Man with a Coin in His Ear - Trinidad, Cuba by Ralph Velasco

This post is part of an ongoing series where I’ll feature some of my favorite photos and the stories behind them. This is a continuation of the series I started where I’m featuring images from an eBook I wrote called Essence of a Place: A Photographer’s Guide to Using a Shot List for Capturing Any […]

3 of My Favorite Photos and the Stories Behind Them

Tobacco Drying House in Viñales, Cuba by Ralph Velasco

This post is part of a series I’m creating where I’ll feature some of my favorite photos and the stories behind them. This series will feature images from an eBook I wrote a while back called Essence of a Place: A Photographer’s Guide to Using a Shot List for Capturing Any Destination.  It’s one of […]

Capture the Same Scene at Different Times of Day V2.0

Chouara tannery on diagonal in Fés, Morocco by Ralph Velasco

This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capture a series of images showing the before, during and after of an iconic location in Fès, Morocco. In my most recent blog post I talked about the importance of capturing the same scene, but at different times of day, or over the course of a week if you’re in […]

Capture the Same Scene at Different Times of Day

Gorgeous Clouds Over Malecon - Havana, Cuba by Ralph Velasco

In this post I discuss the importance of capturing the same same, but at different times of day, with any camera. As a travel photographer and tour organizer I’m extremely lucky in that I get paid to travel the world to photograph and have simply amazing experiences.  And I often have the luxury of returning […]

A Few of the Benefits of Just Pulling Over

Single woman in pink gloves and blue hat in leek field in Kusadasi, Turkey by Ralph Velasco

Are you the curious type?  Can you step out of your comfort zone and approach a group of strangers? A few years ago, I had an opportunity to photograph in Turkey, a destination I’d been eager to get to for quite some time.  I was there on a scouting trip, which is something I almost […]