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Night Photography in Peru

by David Schneider
(Los Organos, Piura, Peru)

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More than in developed countries, the streets come to life at night in Peru and other developing nations. The excitement generated after dark is something, however, that we can't (or think we can't) bring home in our photos.

The Night Life

Do you remember that song, "The night life ain't no good life, but it's my life?"

While some may think of the seedy side of life, the positive side of the evening hours is one of the delights of living or traveling in Peru and other Latino countries.

In Europe, USA, Australia, in fact all the more modern countries, people generally go home from work in their own vehicles or perhaps on public transportation.

When Night Falls

In a third-world country such as Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia, much of the population walks home from work or from college classes.

On the way, they are lured by many street vendors; charcoal fires with appetite-stimulating aromas and sizzling temptations abound.

Much of the life of a city or town takes place on the front porch or doorstep after nightfall, and the most common family activity is taking the kids to the plaza and hanging out while they play.

What may be a dismal-looking and run-down plaza or town center in the daytime becomes a place of bright light, dim corners, exciting color contrasts, and picturesque people.

Captured on Camera - Night Photography for You

You probably don't want to miss the chance to capture some of these unforgettable scenes on your camera - but how to go about it?

In his book Night Photography: Finding your way in the dark, commercial photographer Lance Keimig shows how to take amazing photos with either digital or film cameras.

A teacher of night photography at the New England School of Photography, Lance is recognized as an expert in this field.

His teaching ability is seen from the start of this book, as he explains clearly and simply what you can do with your camera, whether just starting out or already a photographer with experience.

Not only will you immediately begin taking photos you never thought possible by reading this book, you'll also be entertained by photographic examples of other super photographers.

Why not take your photography as step further? We highly recommend that you obtain a copy of this book BEFORE you step out the door into your next trip - into the night.

David Schneider from

Night Photography: Finding your way in the dark

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