I’m in Buenos Aires right now getting ready to head to Patagonia for a week. Buenos Aires is one of my favorite cities; tango dancers in the cobblestone streets, colorful buildings and architecture, fantastic wine and steak (food is important for the travel photographer!). Since this is such a vibrant city, I like to capture what I love about this city, the passion of the people.
Capturing emotion is a great self assignment. You can have technically correct images, but these shots don’t evoke a strong response in the viewer. I may follow the rule of thirds, get my exposure and focus just perfect, but if the image has no emotion or mood then it won’t be a great shot. Seek out strong colors, interesting light and physical displays of emotion, all of which will produce an emotional response in the viewer.
Capturing passion in Buenos Aires isn’t to difficult. Many of the popular plazas have tango dancers on the corner. This dance is all about passion, and the best dancers ooze out fiery passionate expressions. The couple in this image worked with us to dance in a cobble street right at twilight. This scene can’t get much hotter!