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Soft light and portraits with Dámaris by the lake.

On Friday afternoon we had a last minute plan. My friend Ginebra Siddal is in town for the weekend because she is offering a double workshop in Gasteiz. In the meantime, I was talking to Dámaris who was going to be the model for Ginebra’s workshop, about organizing a new shoot in the future because I had some ideas in mind. It was Friday afternoon and I didn’t have any plans for the evening, I was going to teach a class and I was free after five. However, after this quiet non creative rut I thought it was time to change the attitude and try something new. So I decided to ask both Dámaris and Ginebra if they wanted to drive to a beautiful little lake for some photos, and they both agreed immediately. We made it on time before the sunset, and we had the place for ourselves along with all the frogs, fish and mosquitoes in the water. What a show! The light was soft and warm, but the best part as always, was their company and the time spent creating.

All these were shot with the Canon 6D plus the Sigma 35mm and 50mm Art.

Portrait session with Maider (Mestizaa)

This is my friend Maider Sierra, the owner of Mestizaa, and this is usually her job. She photographs beautiful dogs with their owners and she is wonderful at it. A couple of months ago, we met at her house for a different shoot. This time I wanted to photograph her while she was going through her daily routine. We had so much fun! I totally recommend you all to check out her work and I really hope you like this session!

Last road trip of 2018: Oporto, Galicia and León

Last night we got back from our last road trip of 2018. We were away for only five days but we got to see many beautiful places, such as Oporto in Portugal, the eastern part of Galicia and Las Médulas in León. For this trip I brought the Fujifilm XT2+16mm f1.4, the Canon 6D+ Sigma 50mm f1.4 and my Nikon F3 with a couple of rolls that I still need to develop. Hope you like this set of photos and I hope they make you want to travel to these lovely places.


Exploring Japan

On September 1st, we took a long flight to Japan. Our plan was to explore the highlights of the country in 25 days. We traveled by train and we walked more than ten kilometres everyday, and even though we arrived to our Airbnb apartments exhausted, we still loved every single bit of it. We didn't have the chance to wander around many rural areas, so I pushed myself and tried to focus on mostly photographing everyday life around the cities we visited.

For photographers out there: Before we left I had doubts about what gear to bring on this trip. I wanted to travel light so I took the Canon 6D for landscapes and the Fujifilm XT1 for urban shots. I had a slight idea of what would happen once we arrived, and I totally confirmed it on the very first day: all these photos (and the other +2000 I took) , except for two of them on this post were shot with the Fuji XT1 with the 18-55mm and the 23mm f1.4. There's something I've learnt from this trip and that is to try to travel light with these tiny but powerful cameras on future trips. 

Hope you like this set! Sayonara!

A light drizzle and the rolling fog

I don't know why I love fog and mist so much. I'm now understanding why I photograph the landscape the way I do. Having grown up in a place where it rains so much, and cloudy days are the usual, I think I'm only trying to portray the beauty of our place even though people complain about our bad weather all the time. For many, shooting in conditions like these may seem a crazy idea, but there's something unique in shooting when it's drizzling and there is fog... I think it's the calmness I feel hearing the raindrops fall from the leaves of the trees to the grass and seeing the fog rolling in through the forest. 

* All this series has been taken with the Canon 6D+ EF24-70mm 2.8