Monday, May 21, 2012

Travel Photography in Cuba, Santiago at night...

In Santiago de Cuba there is a beautiful old cathedral that you can't miss, built in 1522, and restored in the 1920's. This is a wonderful location to experience night or day! I love the night view, so dramatic with all the tiny lights. This was photographed from a great little rooftop bar (complete with delicious mojito's) that provided just the vantage point I hoped for!

This image was converted to black and white for a timeless look. Removing color allows light, shadow, texture and tonality to become more important throughout the composition without the connotations or impact of color. Black and white conversion can create a traditional classic look that is enduring.

Here is a link to a recent article I wrote on Creative Nightscapes for Topaz Labs Pro Insights, and also a little more specifically on how to shoot at night. Contact me for a workshop on night photography, or personalized instruction individual/group. You can also visit my website for more ideas, the Nightscapes portfolio has some of my photos from twilight and beyond. I'm a big fan of photographing at night, everything seems magical. Have fun shooting!