Paul Caponigro

Nicaragua - Part 2

I just realized that I had a Nicaragua - Part 1 post, but never posted the next set. So this is the long awaited second set. Before I post the pictures I just wanted to vocalize a thought that I've been having. Please be forewarned that  the next couple of minutes will be a bit of rambling, but I don't know I figure that there is a tiny chance that someone else out there might get something out of it. Maybe not, but here is goes anyways.

It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.
— Paul Caponigro

I've been taking a lot of time looking through my blog. Reminiscing about different shots I have. How my editing, technique and equipment have all changed through-out all the time. Hopefully for the better. The greatest lesson I've learned taking photos for all years is to stop comparing myself with others. Its hard not to look at other photographers and wonder in awe of their immortal photography skills (e.g. Nirav Patel, Jonas Peterson, Max Wenger, Austin Mann, Esther Havens, ... I think you get the point) Thinking to yourself, how did they do it and how can I produce the same shots. 

I think that sometimes I get too caught up in the technical side, making sure the lighting is right, making sure the composition is right and the settings, that I miss out on a lot. After all, I photograph because its something I enjoy. Why does it have to be so stressful? So here's to photography, the art that I love. After all the babbling, here is the my Nicaragua photographs of people. My favorite subject.