by Melinda Gallo

Second expat article in The Florentine

Today the second article in my "Expat Profiles" series just came out in the latest issue of The Florentine. I have talked to a few friends and fellow expats since the first article appeared, and the response has been positive. Many people, like me, are interested in hearing about how people made their way to Florence.

I have been enjoying interviewing the expats in Florence and taking photos of them. I used to never take pictures of people because I thought it was just sheer luck when a photo turned out.

I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take a friend of mine on a photo shoot around town last week, and I was surprised how pleasurable and fun it was. I was able to get some really great shots of my friend, and I learned a lot. The one thing I understood was that the more relaxed a person is, the better the photo turns out.

I'm still an amateur photographer, but I'm becoming more comfortable and confident about photographing people. Taking photos of monuments or buildings or something that catches my eye is easy while taking shots of people can be tricky.

I hope people enjoy my articles as much as I enjoy writing them. I'm continuing my interviews and photo shoots of the expats, and every two weeks a new article of mine will be published in The Florentine.

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