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Difficulties in photography

Posted by Marco Antonio Mendoza Wednesday, May 25, 2011 0 comments

Here is a photo that was taken last night while I was shooting the Tricky (former member of the group Massive Attack) concert in the upscale Miraflores nightclub, Gotica (located in Larcomar).  The event lasted about an hour and a half but for me flew by in a matter of minutes.


I will post more photos of the event latter.

There were some things that I came to realize while shooting this event, one was that I realized just how difficult flash photography can be in a very poorly light and fast moving environment, another was the technical limitations of my camera in low light situations, and my overall surprisingly shocking low self-esteem while rubbing shoulders and competing for good shots with veteran professional photographers.  The culmination of these three things made last nights event a real nightmarish fiasco for this photographer.  More about this to come....

VIDEO: Peru meets Peru, Nebraska

Posted by Marco Antonio Mendoza Tuesday, May 24, 2011 0 comments

I know this is probably old news but I absolutely love this video and just wanted to share it.  It's interesting to see a country as a brand but apparently PromPeru believes that Peru can be marketed in such a way.  What are your thoughts on this approach and what could it mean for the future of tourism for cities and countries?

Cajón International Festival

Posted by Marco Antonio Mendoza 0 comments

Some photos from the popular cajón festival that takes place every year in Lima to celebrate the lively and upbeat percussion sounds of the wooden cajón (it's basically a box with a hole in the back, simple yet wonderful).  The event is amazing because it's open to anyone who is a fan of the instrument and provides a great experience for those learning or experienced to gather and play.  This year had a great turnout, though smaller than the previous years. 

All the photos were also posted on Living in Peru.com

 

Interview with RPP about Osama Bin Laden's death

Posted by Marco Antonio Mendoza Tuesday, May 3, 2011 5 comments

That's right, I was at work yesterday when we received a phone call from RPP news (a national radio station for those who don't know), who were interested in interviewing some Americans to get their perspective on the recent death of long sought after terrorist, Osama Bin Laden.  At 11:45 they showed up at the office and with a microphone and camera in hand began their brief interviews.  The whole thing happened fairly quickly, one by one they interviewed us and got our opinions on the subject and then it was over.  Personally I didn't really expect to make the final cut since I didn't look directly into the camera but surprisingly I did.

My voice sounds awful when it's recorded for audio or video but there's not much I can do about that.
UPDATE:  after watching the video myself I just realized how lame my responses were...yeesh!

Anyways here is the video

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