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Dialog, Common sense and Empathy

Dialog, common sense and empathy. When aligned, these three doors easily break any state of interest, business, language, market, domination, ambition and empire. Essential for our success as human beings: without them we are instantly converted to our monochromatic, sad and mediocre lives. It is worthless to know multiple idioms and not caring about others’ feelings, it is not enough to practice common sense if you have no way to express it and it does not do if you do have empathy and dialog but can’t live your own life. They have to operate combined, unified. Imagine the power coming from inside something where these three pillars are operating in harmony…

Bring a DSLR

Focus on results, not efforts: bringing a DSLR with good and heavy lenses is, in fact, more burdening than carrying a cell phone, but it is certainly more likely to give you on better results as a photographer, especially on portraits. Software still can’t do what analog lenses can, and better quality files containing more information for further editing are also obtained. It’s heavy, expensive and tough but it’s an effort that totally pays off. In 2019, my goal as a travel photographer is to resist the inconvenience of having to carry a DSLR 💪

Radio City Music Hall

It may take hours to edit when the color you want to highlight is spread and mixed in the image but I believe the result is beautiful and the process of getting there is also relaxing – therapeutic, I would say. I wish I had the power of using the desaturate brush in real time on my eyeballs, perhaps glasses that do that automatically. Imagine how would be the real world using such a device! I hope we get there in the next 15 years! It would also be great to have the ability to mute unwanted sounds on demand. We will get there, I’m confident 🤩




Rafael Lopes