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Summer Savings 2017

Posted in fine art photography, travel photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2017 by squintphotographyart

Sun Salutation


It’s Summertime, folks! Ok, I’ll admit most of my Summer is spent indoors, because I live in Texas. No need to say more about that. However, there are things I like about Summer. I do enjoy the school zones being on hiatus, less traffic and the fact that the next season is Fall, my fave.

So, to celebrate that we’re getting closer to the Fall season, check out my latest Squint newsletter for some Summer Savings just for my followers! 20% off prints from my Etsy shop, using code: SUMM2017. Also enjoy a Free Summer Download here:

I hope your Summer is fab and fun. But not so hot that your plane can’t take off!

Have a good one!

To see more of my work check out my site here.


A NYC Vantage Point

Posted in art, fine art photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2017 by squintphotographyart

I am getting ready to go on another photo trip in a few weeks. And amongst all the preparations and excitement, it gets me thinking about the places I’ve been and the places I love the most.

In recent times, my most favorite location to shoot was on the rooftop of Rockefeller Center. As many times as I’ve been to New York, I had never taken this trip to the “top of the rock”.

Skyline Romance

Skyline Romance / Sonja Quintero / Squint Photography

This photograph was taken there on a cool, September evening. Among many others taken that beautiful night, this was one of my faves. This isn’t the typical view that people share from this vantage point. While hordes of tourists gathered around the “binoculars” to get glimpses of the Empire State and One World Tower in the distance, I found myself trying to escape the crowds and….walking over to the fringes to capture images like this. I love the dramatic skyscraper shapes jutting towards the sky. The windows and various materials on the buildings create texture and variety, in an otherwise fairly monotone view. The city is portrayed as alive and energetic as it is in real life.

While my DSLR captures great images, sometimes in situations like this, where you are dealing with crowds and vying for the “perfect spot” to take in the view, it would be wonderful to have a “point & shoot” compact type camera with capabilities to match that of my DSLR. The ease and flexibility would allow me to shoot and capture images comfortably, quickly and without sacrificing quality. The camera to tackle the job just might be the Light 16 by Light Co. This smartphone sized camera uses multiple apetures to capture light and fuses the images to create a high resolution, low noise, 52 megapixels photo. Power like this, all in the palm of your hand. Incredible. Sure could use that on my travels!

In bringing you this post about my favorite travel spot, I also partnered with Light Co on their #vantagepoint project to share with my readers this exciting new technology. Just think of what it can do for you on your travels here and abroad! To learn more about the company and this compact, revolutionary camera, check out the L16 here.

To see more of my work and sign up for discounts and downloads check out my site here.

Finding and Defining Your Style

Posted in art, fine art photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2016 by squintphotographyart
Bokeh photgraphy by Squint Photography

Dallas Evening Bokeh/Sonja Quintero/Squint Photography


I recently watched a course online at Creative Live by photographer, Julia Kelleher. The subject was finding and defining your photographic style. The focus was on photography, but I know it could apply to many forms of art and life beyond.

Over the years I’ve struggled with defining my style. I know what I like and what I don’t, that is not the problem. But, as with lots of things, I can be a bit A.D.D. and I find it hard to always focus on one particular style, especially considering that many things interest me and I find lots of elements and inspiration in just about anything my eyes come across. I certainly know what I gravitate towards. However, I think my short comings are honing in on that style that I most come back to, developing it and communicating it to my audience.

Julia chronicles defining your style in the steps of the “Style Cycle” – Experimentation, Discovery, Realization, Define and Refine. The key to starting is to realize where you are in that cycle.

So, I thought I would share with you my process of going through some of the cycles. The journey seems like a fun one and is not only for people who need help developing a style, but also for those who are going through a style transition or maybe just wanting to learn and explore some new techniques.

And, just maybe, you’d like to take a journey of the Style Cycles too…

The first phase is called Experimentation. This phase is exactly that, all about experimenting and looking at what truly inspires you. Go outside of your medium, go outside of art…literally go outside! Use all of your senses. See what you gravitate towards, see what grabs your attention. In nature, design, fashion, music and even technology.

Ask yourself how it makes you feel? Why? and is it currently reflected in your work?

Make an inspiration folder, whether digital or analog (or both) and see what transpires and what truly moves you. You’ll most likely begin to see some patterns. I would love to hear about what you discover!

On my next post I’ll tell you a bit about mine.


To find out more about Julia Kelleher and her teachings check out her site.

To see more of my work and what I love check out Squint Photography

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