Photography

Lake Kawaguchi by Dario Branco

This is probably my last post about Japan. I wanted to finish this chapter all at once. Here and on Instagram. Today is going to be more about me than the trip itself. For that, I am more or less sorry.

I mean I had to have a reason for going to Japan right? As a photographer, I wanted to photograph Mount Fuji. It is an iconic landscape that not trying would be a waste of time. I also wanted to be in a place where I would feel how Japanese people used to live, and still do. For me, these small details made all the difference.

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Getting around in Japan by Dario Branco

Happy New Year Everyone.

Hope everything is well with you and that you are ready for what is up ahead.

For this first 2019 post, I want to give you some tips on how to get around in Japan. As always these tips are the ones that worked for me.

Before I start I been thinking that on my previous posts, mainly the ones from Thailand, you don’t want to know what I have done. I started to think of it on what I look for. Not what someone did but how they did it.

So let’s begin?

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Between March and July: Paris, Rome and Porto by Dario Branco

It has been a while since the last post. I know I said I would give my final thoughts on my trip to Switzerland but I am saving it for another time.

Meanwhile, i have been so busy with work that even if I wanted to write about Switzerland, I couldn't because I have no time. 

Finally, I managed a few minutes to write about my previous months.

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Bangkok by Dario Branco

Back to Bangkok this time for more than a few hours. 

I am not sure what to think about Bangkok. To be honest it has been hard writing about it. I think that in the end, the city didn't captivate me. 

After this post, there are still a few things i want to talk about the photos i made and why i made them. For now, i just want to finish talking about my experiences.

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New York - The Photos by Dario Branco

On my previous posts about New York, I mention several times that I wanted to do specific photos in specific places.

I know they are very cliché. That didn't stop me from doing them. My goal was to have two or three photos I could print, framed them and start conversations about it when I have friends at my home. Besides those places the ones, i enjoyed the most were taken on the streets. 

None of them ended up as I intended them to be.

Without further a due

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The Gear in New York by Dario Branco

When I first started to travel, I always had a hard time figuring out what gear to take with me. I would take everything besides the tripod and the 70-200mm.

Meanwhile, I understood that I don't need most of the gear I was taking with me. I learned that I would use some gear while some not at all.

For New York, it was no different with a few exceptions.

First here is a photo of all the gear I took and I will talk about the gear I used the most and try to explain why I took it with me.

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Planning for New York by Dario Branco

Now that i talked a little about how my trip to New York came to be it is time to talk about all the planning involved. For now, it will be only about where to go, how to get there, where to eat, how much to spend, etc.

Let me start from the begging then.

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New York City by Dario Branco

Hope you will have an awesome 2017.

In case you haven't noticed i been away for a few weeks traveling. Since this is supposed to be a travel blog, i think is time to talk about traveling.

Before digging in, this will be the first part of four. I want to focus on how it was planned, the gear and the photos.

All good adventures/stories have an unexpected start. This one started in May of 2016. I was in Paris working and after making hard but needed decisions i started talking with some friends about stuff. One of them is a friend from University, we know each other for at least 12 years and she also has a passion for traveling. After a few minutes, i asked what about going to New York on New Year's Eve?

In five minutes we knew we were going. The main reason, it was much less expensive than we were expecting. And to be honest is New York.

Fast forward to December and there we were.

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The Personal Work vs Work by Dario Branco

When i posted about my Canon 5D Mark III i tried to point out that i have two sides of being a professional photographer.

The side that pays the bills, actual work, and as a friend told me, the side that fuels the passion, the fun part.

I learned that i have to have both in order to be motivated, sane and be a happier human being.

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