The jungle is vast, chaotic, and bathed in mostly low light levels. All of these factors make getting photos a difficult task.

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I’d like to share something about ayahuasca that few talk about.

Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay

Allowing it to happen was all I needed to do.

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I wasn’t prepared for the panicky presence of grief

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A look at some comments I received when I stated that male photographers have more access, safety, and opportunities in photography.

Authors photo — sunsets always make good photos, no matter what gender you are

How to Take Photos that Make People Feel Something

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You should try it sometime

Authors own photo — me and my dog in my grass roof casita

There are three options men have that may be less available to women photographers.

Photo taken by author — I spoke with this man before I took this photo, but he was unsure of me. He let me take the photo after I gave some money and explained that I’m a photographer. It takes time to gain trust for any photographer, this is especially true for women.

A portrait photography project sparked some existential thoughts about what senior women represent in our global culture.

Photo by author — taken in Guanajuato, Mexico

A photo-essay of my meeting with the leader of the Kantanzama Arhuaco community near the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Colombia.

Photo by author — Mamo Camilo, a black and white portrait.

G. M. Michele

Writer, traveler, and photographer. Canadian living in Colombia. Moved by magic, daily life, and the beautiful and heartbreaking balance of dark versus light.

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