About Me

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Welcome to my photography page! My name is Reymon de Real and I am a licensed Physical Therapist who also happens to be a photography enthusiast. My interest in photography started back in 2005 with a Samsung point-and-shoot camera and in 2008, I also started using my iPhone as it was readily available being on my pocket at all times. I would post my work on my social network page for friends to see and my photos surprisingly received a lot of positive feedback. I decided to invest on a DSLR camera (Canon Rebel Xsi) in 2010 and recently upgraded to a Canon Rebel T6s. I do not have any formal training in photography and I continue to  explore the capabilities of my camera. All my photos are captured based on gut feel and every photo session is a learning opportunity for me. In 2011, I submitted one of my photos to the Electric Avenue Downtown Miami Photo Contest following encouragement by a few friends and to my amazement, the jury composed of Miami based photographers awarded my photo the grand prize. Winning that competition was a turning point for my passion in photography.

http://www.downtownmiami.com/photos/photos-miami-shopping/electric-avenue-photo-finalists.html#

I also love to travel and I go crazy with my camera during my trips. I adore the works of Peter Lik and would like to eventually focus on panoramic landscape photography. Recently, I joined Peter Lik’s Instagram #thisishome Photo Contest and he selected my photo as one of the three winners and gave me an autographed copy of his book “Las Vegas”.  A few of my photos have also been featured on the Travel Section of the Florida Sun Sentinel.

  My entry to Peter Lik’s #thisishome Photo Contest on Instagram. Photo taken in Miami.

Prize from Peter Lik’s Photo Contest.

Following encouragement by family and friends, I took a bigger step by creating this page to share my photos with the rest of the world. I am not much of a writer but I’ll try to add as much narrative as I can on my posts. All the photographs on this webpage are my exclusive property and cannot be used for any purpose without my explicit written permission. Enjoy my photos and I would greatly appreciate it if you leave a few words of encouragement, tips and suggestions. Thank you!

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172 Comments on “About Me

  1. Truly incredible work and clearly such well deserved accolades! Jaw dropping shots that allow the viewer access to the moment and feeling. I appreciate that so much. Great work and very inspiring. You sharing encourages me to put myself out there maybe enter a contest or two. Thanks for being here!

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  2. First of all …. thanks for liking our blog yesterday !!
    Mainly because I that gave me the opportunity to view your site…….
    Beside the awesome photos, your story shows one more time……if you have the passion to follow your dreams….you don’t have to have the proper education……..you just have to be persistent and willing to learn !
    Keep on doing what you love to do 🙂

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    • It feels good to be appreciated by people who knows the craft. Thank you Patricia for your kind words and for dropping by my page.

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  3. I like your story how you took the leap into photography. I think it is cool that untrained people can do just as well as the trained professional. I feel photography is mostly how a scene speaks to the individual and the ability to capture it on camera.
    Thank you for liking my post ” The Day My Camera Died” on OUR RETIRED LIFE.
    Have a nice day!:)

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    • Thank you for dropping by my page. I enjoyed reading your post and felt your frustration when technology failed you as I’ve had similar moments too. Keep snapping and sharing those photos and experiences. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

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  4. Hello,
    You have lovely collection of photos here. Great to hear that you are improving from each photo session. Thanks for dropping by and following my blog 🙂

    Regards,
    Harsha

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  5. You have a good eye Reymon. I can see why your submission to that photo contest won the grand prize.

    If I may, I’d recommend “Visual Flow” by Ian Plant (one of my favorite landscape photographers. It is the best and most comprehensive treatise on composition I’ve come across so far. It is covered in a way that you can apply to just about any photography genre. You can find it here:

    http://ianplantdreamscapes.myshopify.com

    Disclaimer: I am not associated with Ian Plant in any way; I just happen to like his work.

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    • Thank you Marcelo! I checked the link you provided and I’m very impressed with his work. Thank you for the link and for dropping by my page. Hope you visit again soon.

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  6. Thanks for following my blog! I hope if you can find the time that you will stop by my page called “Reasons to Smile” and leave a comment. It’s a list of things people are thankful for, just to encourage each other. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

    I’m still enjoying your photos. You bring beautiful images of places I’ve never seen in person. 🙂

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    • Thank you! I greatly appreciate your taking time to write these wonderful and inspiring words and I am happy to show you the world through my photographs. I have just discovered the joys of travelling and I’m making up for all those years wasting my money on unnecessary things. Now I invest on experiences (like travelling) as it keeps me more open minded and tolerant of our differences and makes me appreciate more on the uniqueness of this planet we call home.

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  7. Wow! Congratulations! I go crazy with my camera as well. You’re not the only one and I also haven’t had any formal training. Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

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    • Hi! Thank you for visiting my page and liking my posts. Appreciate your taking time to view them. You have an interesting blog and I look forward to reading more of your posts. Hope you visit us again soon.

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    • Thank you! Everyday for me is a learning process and I hope to be better in every photoshoot I do. I appreciate your taking time to visit and write a comment. Hope you check my page again soon.

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    • You’re welcome. I am also flattered by your comment. Makes me wanna do better in my photography. Thanks for dropping by and visit us again soon.

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    • Thank you very much! Your comment is very flattering as well as encouraging. Will try to learn more photography techniques to come up with better photos. Hope you visit my page again in the future.

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  8. You are an artist! Your photography is incredible. Congrats! I also started with a Samsung point and shoot but despite my efforts I’m still trying with my Sony and Olympus Pen cameras! Regards from down south.

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    • Thank you Rosina. I really appreciate your kind words. Very encouraging and inspiring. Thank you for visiting my page and hope you drop by again soon. Have fun with your photography as well.

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    • Thanks for dropping by Camellia! I am also an amateur and still have a lot to learn from everyone including you. Hope you drop by my page again soon.

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    • Thank you! You are very generous with your comment. Still learning more techniques and hope to get better in due time. Hope you visit again soon.

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  9. I laughed and laughed when your photo of angels above as header photo to your site.. I just wrote about seeking angels on my own blog. Thank you for taking the time to like my latest post that means a whole lot to me. Photography is awesome I love it!! One day I just might have to get myself a better camera too..

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  10. I’ve enjoyed exploring your blog today. Every one of your photos I’ve seen are so well composed and balanced in color and detail. I don’t have time to keep exploring today, so I will just have to follow your blog and come back later. 🙂 I don’t follow many blogs, but I can’t resist on yours because I think your photos will definitely brighten my day each time you post. You have a talent for photography. Keep up the good work!

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    • Thank you very much! You have been very generous with your comments and I greatly appreciate them all. Makes me want to work harder on my craft and hopefully come up with better photos. I also appreciate your following my page and I hope you keep coming back. Take care.

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    • Thank you Peter & Karen! Happy to know you liked my page as well as for the inspiration it gave you. Your kind words also inspire me to keep working on my photography and hopefully come up with better pictures. Thank you again for dropping by and hope you visit my page again soon.

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  11. Hi Reymon,
    Wow! Did you launch yourself into fun hobby. Of course, adding gear is part of the fun of it. Then there is the engagement and beauty of what you are seeing as landscapes unfold in front of you. Since you love landscape photography, I spent a week on Martha’s Vineyard in a landscape photography workshop with an unbelievable landscape photographer, Allison Shaw. What an eye she has. Might want to Google her.
    Thank you for following my photography blog: http://throughharoldslens.com. I hope you enjoy your journey.
    To launch your travels, find a Country or find a Genre, “click” and jump aboard. Or, here’s a few “Quick Links” to some of my favorites, from over 400 photographic posts, on Through Harold’s Lens:
    “Shaken! Not Stirred”(Sweden)
    http://throughharoldslens.com/2013/09/13/shaken-not-stirred-european-tour/
    “Maiden Mild” (Poland)
 http://throughharoldslens.com/2013/06/12/maiden-mild-european-tour/
    “Where Spirits Soar” (Chile)
    http://throughharoldslens.com/2014/01/25/where-spirits-flow-musicians-of-our-world/
    On behalf of the entire Creative Team at Through Harold’s Lens, my trusty sidekicks, Mr. Mirrorless Sony, Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we wish you fun and safe travels.

    Best,
    Harold
    https://www.facebook.com/haroldmetcalfgreensr

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    • Hi Harold! Thank you for taking the time to write me all that. It really flatters me to hear from people like you who have been doing this professionally. Thank you for all the suggestions, the links and the inspiring words. Hope you drop by again soon and would love to hear more of your opinions about my work. Take care.

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  12. Beautiful work, Ramon. I like the way you’ve approached photography, allowing your own instincts to guide you, rather than formal training. I’ve approached all my creative work from music to painting to photography that way. Always follow your gut, man. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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    • Thank you for your nice words. I wasn’t born into an artistic family so stuff like these were never encouraged. So whenever total strangers like you appreciate my work, I get that boost to keep going and doing it better. I guess what people say about always following your instincts is right. It brought me across the other side of the globe and made me discover a creative side in me that I never knew existed. Again, thank you and hope you visit again soon.

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