Humans of Israel
“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.” Elliot Erwitt
On my way back to Israel. I hope i run into them again.
Faces Of israel
“His dress told her nothing, but his face told her things which she was glad to know.” A.A. Mllne
Humans Of Chile
There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.” Robert Frank
I have to thank our Santiago, Valparaiso and Casablanca guide Carolina for everything. She is knowledgeable, kind, fun and has a great sense of humor. We felt completely taken care of in Chile. Our driver Victor was great and funny.
If you are going to South America, Gabriella at Vaya Adventures https://www.vayaadventures.com is a the person to help you plan your trip. The trip was perfect. Thank you so much for this amazing adventure.
My Selfie,My Life or People Taking Selfies Around The World
“I will go so far as to say without Instagram, there may never have been the word, ‘selfie.”
What happens when almost every phone has a built in camera? There are a lot of people taking selfies. Is it a sign of being self absorbed or self reliant? Either way for some people, no day is complete until the selfie is posted.
Things Not To Say To A Bad Photographer
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” Henri Cartier-Bresson
You are in charge of the photos.
Can you make me look thinner?
Did you get the motorbike whizzing by with pigs?
The camera you have can take amazing photos.
Take it again I was moving.
Take it now.
You missed the best shot.
You aren’t using an automatic flash are you?
Turn your flash off.
Can you make my hair longer?
I think you shot my bad side.
I wish I had that camera.
Did you get all the scenery?
I can take a better photo with my phone.
Can you make the background blurry?
Can you make me blurry and the background sharp?
I have the same camera.
Why is it blurry?
You forgot to take a photo of every course you are eating.
You forgot to take your food again.
Do you have a zoom lens?
Can you make me taller?
Can you Photoshop it?
Maybe you can get this in National Geographic.
Did you get it?
Travel Photos – Catching Yourself in The Act of Becoming Something Good
At times the world can seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe us when we say that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. And what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may, in fact, be the first steps of a journey.” — Lemony Snicket A Series of Unfortunate Events
Some good advice about raising kids is “ catch them in the act of doing something good.” Most of us don’t feel good about ourselves all the time and we need to be reminded of things we have done. We don’t usually take photos when we are helping a friend or family member, creating something or facing our fears. Those are usually done without any fanfare but I found a few times where I’ve done these things ( though not the best photos) and I thought I would put them up as a reminder that change and becoming who you never thought you would be, is good.
Feeding kangaroos in Tasmania, Australia
Practicing English in Kyoto, Japan
Going On A Seaplane in Vancouver, Canada
Hiking near Bogota, Colombia
Making Jewelry in Toledo, Spain
Meditating in Bangkok, Thailand
Going on a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia, Turkey
Buying fried crickets “chapulinas” for a snack in Oaxaca, Mexico
Driving in the Atacama Desert on unpaved roads for hours to get toI the salt flats of Northern Argentina 14,000 feet above sea level.
After school tutoring at 826LA
Ultimately the lesson is simple and powerful. If we are eager to create a world where people do their best, we need to highlight and celebrate when we face our fears, create something we are proud of and act with kindness.