portraits in Buenos Aires

Photographing People: Images by Pam Fricke

Pam and her friend Julie, joined me on a tour of Villa Crespo and the non-touristy side of Palermo Soho (it exists!). I was excited to learn, that like me, Pam is a lover of people photography, as her final photo edits suggest. I customized Pam tour to take her to places where I knew a few folks with interesting faces. It's not easy taking photos of people, there is a certain amount of skill involved. If you like to capture the moment and prefer and avoid the horrid 'thumbs up' or 'peace sign' that is usually displayed when you have been spotted. Here are my top 3 tips and tricks that Pam used to capture these images.

1. Shoot From the Hip: You don't alway have to have your camera in front of your face. Use your 'live view' or just shoot blind. *Be sure you have checked for proper exposure in similar lighting conditions to your subject if you're shooting in Manual mode (the best mode!)

2. If you are engaged in conversation with someone, it's ok to photograph them. They know what you're up to. Keep shooting while you're talking, not so much when they're are talking to avoid awkward expressions. Take advantage of moments when your subject smiles or looks away thoughtfully. That's when you'll get your shot.

3. Be quick and don't be shy! Chances are, you subject won't hang about forever. Look at the light where your subject is situated, quickly check your exposure in similar light and go for it! Hesitation can lead to disappointment. With that being said, if you don't get the shot, don't sweat it too much. Something else will come along if you have patience!

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Zach's Solid GOLD Street Photography

While I was out of the country, Zach booked a 4 day custom tour with my amazing assistant, Paloma. I was not-so-secretly jealous that I was away and couldn't tour with Zach myself. It sounded like they had the best photo times together in some of the coolest spots in Buenos Aires and beyond. They hit up Chacarita Cemetery, San Telmo, Palacio Barolo (for that great aerial shot of Congresso), Tigre and The Delta, Feria de Mataderos (I highly recommend this market!) and a quick side trip outside of the city to a day long Estancia outing. Whew! They packed it in an check out the SOLID GOLD shots that Zach captured.

I'm in love with these images. Easily some of the best I have seen from a client. The lighting perfection, composition king, the sense of place, the leading lines, the candid captures. Love it love it LOVE IT! Beautiful simplicity, friends and fellow photographer take note. Simplicity and stillness always wins.

I hope these wonderful images have inspired you to have a look through your own lens a little differently. Novice and professionals alike. You should never stop learning and Zach shots are a great teaching tool. Amazing work.

We can take you to see these places. We can improve your skills or hone your existing talents. Book a custom tour and Argentina is your oyster. BOOK NOW!

Read Zach's review of his tour with Day Clicker on Trip Advisor.

Moses the Photographer

Moses toured with me and my visiting pal, Liane. He brought along is friend, Carmel (who inadvertently became our model for a few shots). We sipped wine, chatted about photography and strolled through the streets of Boedo. I knew, before looking at Moses' work, that he was going to create some wonderful images. He is a patient, curious and has the ability to find something where there is (presumably) nothing. All the markings of a great street photographer. Just when I am reminded that I have the best job in the world, along comes Moses and makes it even better!

*That's Liane, me and Carmel in the last shot, taking an ice-cream break ;)

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Ash and Tamara - Photo Me

Ash and Tamara have been married for 6 years and each year, they have their photos taken on their wedding anniversary. Ash is a lovely guy who decided to surprise his lady with a portrait session, awww, sweet idea (some of you may think of stealing?). This super cute couple from Australia, were totally loved up. Dancing in Recoleta, canoodling in San Telmo; They were naturals in front of the camera. Thanks for a great day, guys!

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