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Bogota and Villa de Leyva

Published May 1st, 2012

B&H Photo Event May 30-31 followed Lightenupandshoot Workshop June 1-2 NYC with Michael "Mikey" Thompson (see site for sign up)

I had the opportunity to do some work in Bogota and then I spent a few days in Villa de Leyva. I really dig this place because of the history Spain and the new world. It's cool how you can visit all these museums for free (most of them). Inspired to shoot from the hip in my loosey style. Not worried about imperfections I shoot what I see. Putting this series together was an after thought. 500px inspired me with their "story." What a beautiful way to share you story of photography.

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wedding day

  • April 27th, 2012
  • NIKON D700
  • 20mm / f/8 / 1/1250 sec
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burro and aloe

  • April 28th, 2012
  • NIKON D700
  • 50mm / f/2.8 / 1/80 sec

light chaser - lightenupandshoot

I'm always chasing the light. Even when I'm eating meringue cookies at a coffee shop.

Shot by Johanna Z

  • April 25th, 2012
  • NIKON D7000
  • 20mm / f/3.2 / 1/50 sec

michael villa de leyva

natural light beaming reflecting off a wall in a coffee shop combined with a shot of a 450 year old town.

  • April 25th, 2012
  • NIKON D7000
  • 20mm / f/3.2 / 1/50 sec

JZ Fu - Lighteupandshoot

I have a bad ass assistant.

  • April 28th, 2012
  • NIKON D7000
  • 24mm / f/8 / 1/200 sec
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Durantes Hotel Bogota

black and white was actually taken in Villa de Levya

llama and photogs

  • April 25th, 2012
  • NIKON D7000
  • 26mm / f/3.2 / 1/100 sec

villa de leyva - man and friend

  • April 27th, 2012
  • NIKON D700
  • 20mm / f/8 / 1/160 sec
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JZ and old city

  • April 25th, 2012
  • NIKON D7000
  • 35mm / f/3.2 / 1/4 sec
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selecto-matic

really groovy mexican restaurant in candelaria, bogota

  • April 25th, 2012
  • NIKON D7000
  • 20mm / f/3.2 / 1/80 sec
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wedding driver

I used a softbox

  • April 28th, 2012
  • NIKON D700
  • 50mm / f/3.2 / 1/320 sec
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toro y perro

  • April 28th, 2012
  • NIKON D7000
  • 24mm / f/4 / 1/400 sec

trumpet in villa de leyva

  • April 27th, 2012
  • NIKON D700
  • 24mm / f/5.6 / 1/200 sec

bogota

  • April 25th, 2012
  • NIKON D700
  • 29mm / f/2.8 / 1/40 sec
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aquacate en el mercado

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simon bolivar

This was the head dude that was responsible for the independence of Colombia.

shoot through scrim

  • January 22nd, 2012
  • NIKON D700
  • 50mm / f/3.2 / 1/400 sec
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3GS ends trip

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tin and pipe

softbox and reflector

  • April 27th, 2012
  • NIKON D700
  • 26mm / f/8 / 1/640 sec
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toro

gotta have the bull in there too!

  • April 28th, 2012
  • NIKON D7000
  • 24mm / f/4 / 1/1250 sec

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vinsonimages
Jason Vinson  over 5 years ago

cant wait to see the video! i need to find the time and courage to take a camera and light and just take pics for a day in a cool location with a lot of people... i think ill make that my goal for the month!

lightenupshoot
michael thompson  over 5 years ago

yes, I already started. Some of the video was edited for B&H Photo. The rest I'll put on the site and here of course.

SvenZoom
Sven Lutz (inactive)  over 5 years ago

very unique shots, i like it. top job!

lightenupshoot
michael thompson  over 5 years ago

what did you find unique about these shots?

SvenZoom
Sven Lutz (inactive)  over 5 years ago

locations, colors, perspectives and also the combinations of them.

victorcucos
victor cucos  over 5 years ago

great shots and inspiration to take out my old glass

lightenupshoot
michael thompson  over 5 years ago

look forward to seeing the inspiration

lightenupshoot
michael thompson  over 5 years ago

This took me a few hours to put together. But well worth it. A combination of great subjects and killer locations. All shot with simple gear and there will be a video that goes with it.

MarkNelson
Mark Nelson  over 5 years ago

Some very cool images here in this story. Nice work. Keep it up!

mickespinosa
Micke Espinosa  over 5 years ago

Good work, I just saw the video on YouTube, congrats!!

Artesiano
Gioacchino Artesiano Pagliuca  over 5 years ago

Very good!