Today many of us in the world are in the flux of the feeling of uncertainty and fear. Justified or unjustified fear, to me that is not the point.
Good day to you all, This is Diana, hello! I hope life is good and you are having a delightful and stimulating day. This morning I was roused from my sleep around 3.30 by Anthony slipping out of bed to go off to photograph the full moon. He was heading back to the spot in […]
“Ask yourself what is really important. Have the wisdom and the courage to build your life around your answer.” Lee Jampolsky Today I want to share some of my thoughts as well as some cool quotes I’ve collected that capture why Havana and the country of Cuba is one of my favourite places to photograph. […]
“No such thing as spare time, no such thing as free time, no such thing as down time. All you got is lifetime. Go.” Henry Rollins I was out walking and shooting this morning. I got up around 5.30am and after drinking coffee I headed straight out. It was cold and dark as I closed […]
Last week I found myself once again in beautiful Venice having a wonderful time teaching fellow photographers all about the way I do photography.
I don’t like to have complicated goals in my life. But I do like to have a vision for my life that I follow each year.
Hello everyone, This is Diana. I hope that the holiday season has been joyful and peaceful. We have loved being in London, seeing our city with fresh eyes. We head back to Spain tomorrow, where our daughter will go back to her Spanish school in our village and we get back to work on all […]
A few days ago my son and I went on the famous Caminito del Rey walk in Andalusia. It was once the world’s most dangerous walk, tiny walkways clinging to the hills with 100-metre drops, but after the renovations, it now offers stunning views across beautiful gorges and valleys. It was fun walking over the moving […]
I spend a lot of time shooting at dawn. I have created several projects around the cities at dawn theme. I love the light, the emptiness and the serenity of the hours around sunrise. People often say to me about my dawn escapades – Oh I could never do that. I’m too much of a […]
© Ara Güler ”Art is something important, but the history of humanity is more important, and that is what press photographers record. We are the eyes of the world. We see on behalf of other people. We collect the visual history of today’s earth. To me, visual history is more important than art. The function […]
,Hey folks I hope you are doing well and having a great week. I recently got back from Morocco. I ran our first workshop there and it was pretty stunning. The group, the locations, the atmosphere and, of course, the photography. My favourite place in Morocco so far is Chefchaouen, the little blue-wash town, high […]
A lot of people ask me – how do I know if my photos are any good? And will I ever get any better? Before I started teaching my workshops, I would have said no, probably not. I honestly wondered whether amateur photographers could get any better. I was carrying around this idea that the […]
“Your days pass like rainbows, like a flash of lightning, like a star at dawn. Your life is short. How can you quarrel?” Buddha Last night I arrived in Istanbul. I was greeted by a sultry, warm city. As we drove through the dark streets, illuminated by the many cafes and little shops, and into […]
“Color is joy. One does not think joy. One is carried by it.” Ernst Haas Today I want to focus on how we can use colour in our composition, and I am going to focus on the colour purple to tell some stories and share some ideas with you that you can use straight away […]
I think there is this weird idea floating around that creativity is a young person’s game, particularly certain genres of creativity (photography and music for sure). That somehow you are at your peak creatively in your twenties and thirties, and then it’s downhill from then on. I think that’s insane. Some of us can find […]
Hey folks, I hope you are doing well and having a great day. This past spring I turned 50. It was part of a momentous year for our family as Di turned 40 last winter, and last month our son became a teenager. We each entered a new era. Of course, if that’s what you […]
In keeping myself motivated as a photographer I love to look for inspiration from all across the creative spectrum. I like to take the advice of my favourite photographer Ernst Haas in this, when he recommended to: “refine your senses through the great masters of music, painting, and poetry. In short, try indirect inspirations, and everything […]
Hello everyone, How are you? Last night Di read a piece to me from a book she is reading by Brene Brown (It’s The Gifts of Imperfection, she’s loving it.) She got excited when Brown started discussing creativity and how we are all innately creative. Listen to this! She said to me. When thinking about being creative […]
Hey folks, I hope you are doing very well today. I have a great new photo challenge for you! It’s time to dust off those tripods sitting in the corner and slow things down by making some long exposures. I realise it can be a pain in the neck lugging a tripod around not knowing […]
Hola Amigos, It’s a beautiful day here in Spain. The sun is warm, outside my window I can hear the sea rolling gently. My kids have had a fiesta-filled weekend with their new little community of friends. I am feeling inspired by some cool projects I’m working on with a new colleague. Life is good. […]