Video Documentary on Argentine Tango

I specialize in documentary photography and lately have been wanted to add film and video under my belt to be able to cater to any job opportunity that can be giving to me in journalism/documentary.

I feel like a photojournalist or photo documentarist has to know how to do both these days, to be able to stay competitive.

Thanks to the support of my wonderful friend, teacher  and mentor in photography Meg Daniel. She really push me to learn it, and kept telling me that I will love it and embrace it if I give it a chance. She was right as usual.

Thanks to the wonderful teaching of Brandon Johnson, Kelly Smith Campbell and Andrew Ross, I am able to produce my first piece that I am very proud of.

 

It has been a challenge to edit as I am a perfectionist. This is my 4th video, but the first one that I am proud of.

Video Documentary on Argentine Tango

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Lara’s first cooking lesson

Lara has many friends that have been cooking making their own stuff in the kitchen. She had ask to cook before.

Photos are just simple Iphone photos as I was more concentrating on her than on photography for this event. This was all about her, and not about anything else.

She today had her first cooking lesson and she chose to make banana bread. We had music going: Cloud 9, Miley Cyrus, Frozen soundtrack….it was the Chef’s choice of music!

She made the banana bread from scratch, took notes, and was the most incredible student.

She cut herself for the first time with the knife, she learned how to use the kitchen aid and she got to licked the bowl…and she learned how to clean up afterwards!

This was I assure you the best banana bread I ever ate! She was so proud of herself, she learned the cup, teaspoons, and how to properly butter the bottom of the pan.

It was just her and I in the kitchen, we had a blast!

 

 

The Acropolis of Athens, Greece

I can’t found the words to express what walking into this ancient place what I felt. Knowing that so many have been here…

The Acropolis of Athens is one of the most ancient citadelle. It is  all the way on a high rocky hill above the city of Athens.

The Acropolis is made of  several ancient buildings ( only ruins)

The Site is an incredible architectural place and very rich in historic significance.

Of course the most famous building in the Acropolis is the Parthenon.

It was a pleasure to take photos there, really.

Jason’s basket ball game

It was wonderful to see Jason at his first game of the season 2 weeks ago!

Great game. He scored, he had fun, and his team won!

Passing of La Caravane right before the riders in Tour de France 2013

The passing of “La Caravane” was so much fun and very entertaining. I was shock to see people coming for that part and leaving before the riders came. Aren’t they the most important part?

People watching, photographing them was the best part…

Great memories of that day.

 

 

 

Dinard, Bretagne

Ha Dinard…this magical little city where most people that live in Fougeres, my hometown, end up on a sunny weekend!

I went back there this summer, I was floated by memories: La pizzeria where the desert I would take as a kid was a “clown”, the gauffre (waffle) truck that still there.  I would get the best gauffre with nutella and Chantilly when we use to go as kids.

It was the first time I took my kids there, and for me it was at least 20 years since I set foot in this beautiful city.

Today as turned into an unexpected really busy day. Just when I think I have it all under control, life throw a curve at you!

I decided to take a break from homework, quizzes, studying. I wanted to edit at least one folder from France.

I am proud to be recognized on Saturday, and invited to a reception for making honors for last quarter again at school. And I just found out today that the class that I finished last week, I managed a A-.

Started 2 more classes economic and marketing last Sunday…9 more months until graduation!!!

Pullen Park in Raleigh

One of my favorite parks in the area. I have been going there with the kids lately to picnic, to enjoy the peace and quiet.

I love that Carousel, it reminds me of the one at the feet of the Tour Eiffel….brings back childhood memories.

I had bought baguettes, and we ate there…

The girls had brought a friend of them, Jason brought his girlfriend, and Iryna and Maya were their with us also! Fun times. Riding the Carousel and the train was great!

I love these moments.

The Château de Castelnaud, Dordogne, France

The Château de Castelnaud, was officially listed as an Historic Site in 1966, stands high over the Dordogne valley,. It has  magnificent views of the châteaux de Beynac and  the medieval village of La Roque-Gageac.

We had a pique-nique there….it was super!

Beautiful and full of history!

My baptism in a Ultra Light Motorized, in Dinard, France.

I have incredible friends…My french best friend Stephanie and her husband Hugues gave me a baptism of ULM as a present.

I felt free up there, no door, no windows , no rules, just me and the quiet of the ULM, and the beautiful scenery. I love be able to bend down to the outside to shoot, it was magical!

Photos of me in the ULM were taken by my son Jason and by Hugues.

Le 100th Tour de France…Christopher Froom.

Today is the arrival of the 100th Tour de France. Congratulations to  Christopher Froom!

Shooting the Tour was the most incredible thing I ever did. The adrenaline was running through me….

Here photos of Stage 10, ( etape 10)  the maillot jaune was with Froom, that day.

In the echapee ( escape) we had 5 riders!

Wow! I will never be able to explain the feeling I experienced. Can’t wait to do it again…next year.