Alan De Castro is a travel photographer who has recently visited Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka. In his ongoing journey in world travel, he has captured many cultures and traditions, historical places, natural wonders, and the human spirit. Some of his work has covered the Chepang mountain people of Nepal, trekking life in the Himalayas, rural Sinhalese landscapes, and a variety of south Asian street photography. Alan’s compassion for people, nature, and color reflects in his photos which is combined with his love for composition and design. He grew up in the San Francisco bay area where he attended school at the Academy of Arts University and attained a bachelor of fine arts in film. He has a over ten years of visual effects experience as a digital compositor and 3D stereo conversion artist. With over 40 credits under his belt (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1629562/), he is a seasoned post production professional. He now resides in Daytona Beach, FL capturing the moment and celebrating life thru pictures. In the future he plans on documenting more events, weddings, and capturing endless exotic places around the world.
I love everything about photography from prepping my equipment, shooting, and editing. There is just something magical about uploading wedding shoots to your hard drive and sifting through all the shots you took. It's a great feeling when you know you captured that special moment that you could share with the person or people who were etched into that single frame you took. I like the instant gratification that I get when I push the button. It makes me smile.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
Since I started shooting professionally I have worn many hats in back of the lens. After falling in love with travel photography in 2015, I jumped into studio portraits. As my skills increased I went on to shooting corporate events, proposals, weddings, family sessions, real estate, food, the list goes on. Every shoot I treat with 100% heart and creativity which makes the moment memorable and fun to capture. The important interaction with the subject from each shoot made them all unique and special to me.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Numerous awards on ViewBug
A fun fact about this photographer
I am an animal lover, a nature nut, obsessed with new food items at Trader Joe's, and recently sprouted a green thumb for the garden.