by Bruce Rosenstiel
About the Book
During February, 2012, my wife and I lead a Culture and Photography Tour to the extraordinary world heritage site known as Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca is both the name of the capital and the state. The World Heritage designation is for the 16th century colonial center of the capital. It is full of wonderful museums, restaurants, galleries, and parks. The surrounding towns support rug weavers, wood carvers, potters, and more. It is a feast for the senses.
Bird watching, cultural travel, and photography have taken my wife and me to six continents and over fifty countries. Exploring the world has also helped me greater appreciate the diversity and unique beauty of our home in Grapevine, Texas. I enjoy photographing the natural world of flora and fauna, landscapes, and people. As my skills as a photographer have increased, I have became more interested in the details of composition, lighting, and photographing different subjects. Though initially reluctant to photograph people because it seemed too intrusive, I now especially enjoy the challenge of capturing an expression, mood, or perspective in candid street portraits. My coffee table books attempt to capture and present all of these elements in an aesthetically pleasing way. I offer photography classes through the Grapevine and Southlake, TX Park and Recreation departments and also offer small group and private lessons.