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Life update and a new forest for my workshops

I’m officially on summer holidays, or as every July of the last six years of my life, out of work. I can’t believe that the moment I’ve been waiting for all this time, has finally come. As you already know, after my year working for the UN in Mexico City, I returned home to a job as an English teacher. I’m very grateful for all the opportunities I’ve had through that job, but I knew for quite some time that it was time to stop and give photography a chance.

So here I am. This is the beginning of a new career, I’m scared as hell but so ready to go for it. I’m taking this second part of the year as a transition into a new life. I’ve been doing photography for a very long time, but never as my only income, so I know it will be a challenging and a very difficult process.

However, I’m excited for what’s to come and for all the trips I’ve planned for the next few months. Next week I start with a trip to Granada to visit my dear friend Tania Cervián. Hopefully, we’ll have a chance to shoot a few portrait sessions while I’m there, at least, that’s the plan! Then in August, we’re taking the van all the way up to the Isle of Skye in Scotland and driving around the UK for a month. In September, we’re taking a quick road trip to our beloved Switzerland. In October I’m visiting Marrakech and the Sahara with Tania again, and finally, in November, I’m flying to Mexico City. We are talking serious traveling here, and that means lots and lots of opportunities for photos.

Until I post those photos on here though, let me show you a few photos from Tuesday. Let me start by saying that when the alarm went off at 7 am I wasn’t happy. But I immediately looked out of the window and saw the mountains covered in fog, so I knew I had to get out. I got everything ready very quickly and drove for an hour. I have to admit that I had another spot in mind, which is 5 minutes away from this forest, but the road looked so interesting that I thought it was worth exploring a bit further. And yes indeed, it was very worth it! The fog stayed inside the forest for a couple of hours so I had the chance to take it slow and enjoy every moment of it.

I especially liked how the light entered from above and hit the right spots. At this time of the year, everything is lush green, so the trees looked beautiful. I also enjoyed the quietness of the place. All I could hear were my footsteps as well as some birds chirping. It was magic! I’m definitely returning soon to find new spots for my workshops this fall. I bet it looks as wonderful as in summer!

Sunset on the cliffs of Zumaia

Last Friday it was way too warm, it didn't feel like we are still in winter, so I planned to go to Zumaia and walk on its impressive cliffs. I texted my friend Oihana to ask if she wanted to come along and she immediately accepted. We walked around for almost two hours and made a few photographs while we experienced a beautiful light and a pretty cool sunset. All in all a 10/10 evening!

Contact me if you'd like to spend an evening like this and make some photographs together!

*All images taken with a Canon 6D + Ef 24-70 2.8 + 50 1.4 Art

Portraits on the cliffs

Lately I have been taking more and more portraits. I am learning a lot in every single one of the sessions and slowly, I am becoming more confortable and confident in my work. Last Friday morning, my friend Oihana and I hiked along the cliffs of Gorliz, a beautiful town where mountains meet the Biscay Bay. It was really sunny and windy, and in the beginning I was worried because I thought I wasn't going to be able to pull out a good session. But things turned out pretty well and we managed to get a few cool shots. As you already know, I am a little hesitant to shoot with a deep, blue sky, but I think, taking into account the conditions and the time of the day that we had to shoot at, these photographs turned out pretty well. I hope you like them!

Also, if you are interested in taking some portrait shots, please head over to the contact page and drop me a line. I am sure we can come up with a great idea!

*All these shots were taken with the Canon 6D and the 24-70mm f2.8