Hi! How are you doing?
Today I'll talk about what I most love doing in my life! And that is: travelling and taking beautiful photos!
Traveling with our family is one of the best things, isn't it?
Many people sent me questions about which camera is the best to use when you're travelling.. "Which camera may I buy? I wanted one professional camera to take beautiful and perfect pictures of my trip!!" or "Where is the best place to take pictures in Rio de Janeiro? Where do I go? Is that place saf e?"
These and many others questions were sent to me here regarding this subject.
I'll start with the question I got the most so far!
Which camera do I recommend to use?
Tip 1: I always suggest Canon T7i, it's a semi profesional camera and with it you can buy one kit of lens 18-135mm. I like this one, but I can say that camera is kind of heavy comparing to others. Maybe you'll buy it and when you take a picture, you won't like it so much because it's heavy and you won't feel like carrying that robust thing all around. For that reason, you may possibly lose many good moments to register in a photo.
Tip 2: Another camera I suggest is a more compact and slim, but as good as the other: the powershot canon G1x. This Lens is not removable, the lens are fixed, but it's as good as the others. It's an excellent choice because it's usable and easy to take a picture with good quality.
Tip 3: Mobile phone Camera. Today you can have an excellent camera in your own cell phone! With good resources you can take pictures like a pro. I love the camera of the Galaxy S8, it's a really good one! After a ll, it's easy to use and very practical!
What are the most beautiful places to take a photograph with my family in Rio de Janeiro?
Well, as a carioca girl, I think a lot about safety before everything. Security isn't the best thing in Rio and it's really important to think about it first. Therefore, I'll suggest some places around that I think are very beautiful, secure and good to enjoy:
Tip 1: Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas - You can see some bad news from this place about being safe or not, but the most of the time I've been there I saw many guards around and I never saw something suspicious or dangerous. Still, I saw the most beautiful sunset of my life there! So many colors and an amazing view! You can relax and e njoy the nature around, many people do their own exercices there. It's really beautiful! I have the pleasure of saying I'm carioca when I'm enjoying that place.
Tip 2: Parque Lage - A historical place, with a unique beauty. Scenes for weddings, movies, video clips... you can see gorgeous nature there, close to the Mata Atlântica forest, it's a good place to relax and renew your air and energies. Entrance is free, if you go there you're going to see a lot of people enjoying their familie s or doing a little picnic. It's a lovely place! And it's safest than others! You can see some guards too, and they open at 8:00 and close at 17:00 (or 18:00 during summer time). If you want, you can also eat at the mansion, there's a bistrô inside. I never ate there, but sounds good seating there and enjoying your meal. And obviously it's an amazing place to take pictures!
Tip 3: Bosque da Barra - Barra da Tijuca - I particularly looove this place! It's an easy access place, with free parking. Even when it's crowded you can enjoy it! It's huge! You can run, play with your kids and family, enjoy many species of animals. You can see little monkeys, capivaras, alligators in the lake, and sometimes snakes! But that's o k, it's safe, just don't disturb them. The kids usually like seeing them! When you go there, you see many groups of friends meeting, doing a picnic, relaxing and lying on the grass... it's a peacefull place in the middle of the city. You can feel in peace. And with all this nature and energy, certainly your photographs will show all this experience and all the beautiful things. That park is really adorable!
If you come to visit Rio de Janeiro one day, what about making beautiful photos to remember after? Without worries?
I'm not saying that you must come here and prepare a big production or lose your time with a big photo shoot. The idea is that you go to some of those places or even others, and you'll enjoy it with your family and kids. The photographer will just follow you and enjoy it with you. The best thing is... after living these moments you'll recive bea utiful photos. Photos that bring back memories of what you lived and how those moments were important and awesome. You can feel it forever, many many times. Doesn't it sound good?
Traveling with family, babies or kids is hard, isn't it? It takes a lot of preparation! I want you to enjoy and feel happy most of the time you can with them. And stop all these special moments and worry most of the time taking photos of yourselves, or not having any pictures with th entire family, because there must always have someone taking the picture... Stop all the time to take photos is very annoying! That trip that you imagined to be peacefull and enjoynable can be very stressful!
No worries about which camera you need to use, which is the better angle, needing to separate which are the best pictures to make a beautiful album... I'm here for you! I'm a family photographer who loves Rio de Janeiro and its nature. If you are planning to or coming to visit Rio de Janeiro, wanna enjoy your time with your family here and then have a beautiful remembrance from your moments, contact me ant let me join you! We'll spend one beautiful afternoon in some of those places that mentioned before, and I'm absolutely sure you'll enjoy all the moments and remember forever how amazing it was. In the end of your trip you and your entire family will have a marvelous souvenir.
If you have any questions about cameras, or places in Rio de Janeiro, or other things, I'm here to help you too!
It'll be my pleasure to share with you what I love to do!
I hope you liked what I wrote with my heart! <3
I wish to see you and your family soon!
Amanda Alexandre Fotografia