Things always happen for a reason, do not they? I really like the idea that when I do something, that something has repercussions for other future events to come
And that's exactly what happened for this wedding. I was not the photographer in charge of the wedding and I was not traveling to Venezuela to shoot any wedding, this came out later :-)
Besides photography, one of my great passions in this life is teaching, I like to be a mentor and help photographers in their evolution of professional and personal growth. When I teach (and shoot) I feel that I am in my own element. If you have read the book "The Element" by Ken Robinson, you know that the "Element" is that meeting point between natural aptitude and personal passion.
I am always ready and happy to travel wherever people ask me for help, and recently I had the opportunity to teach an intensive two-day workshop in Venezuela. The WS was hosted by two professional photographers based in the area: Carlos Peinado and Gabriel López, who sent me the invitation that I obviously accepted :-) While we discussed the logistics of the workshop in the official WS group on Facebook, it came out the opportunity for me to shoot a wedding in Venezuela when one guy kindly invited me! His name is Jesus Ochoa and he is an international award winning photographer based in Caracas.
I usually add a couple of extra days to any international trip I make, just in case; and on that occasion the wedding was on Saturday and I had planned to leave Caracas to fly back to Mexico on Sunday afternoon, so I could not ask for anything better! :-) I had enough time to do it, and I did, and I loved it! LOL