Francisco de Souza or Cisco is an IT professional. Born and raised in Africa, graduated from a university in New York. He chucked a lucrative career to live his passion – photography.
After travelling across the world he fell apart n love with India for its”people,vibrancy,colour,diversity and people!”. Goa is his home for the past five years.
You will appreciate the true meaning of the word PASSION when you meet him,
Cisco conducts photography tours,the details of which I got thru gleaming his website,
I signed up for a three hour photo walk around Mapusa Market. You need to send a mail through his website and once he accepts you, the user friendly website leads you to a payment page after which he sends you a confirmation mail.
He also calls you and chats up with you to understand your level, interest and any other detail that you want to share.
He lands up sharp at 8am and for the next half hour it is not jumping to click but understand each other’s profile. He asks quick questions about the exposure triangle and after he’s assessed you, he starts the walk with you with friendly banter.
The Mapusa bus stop is where we begin out shooting spree. He asks me to bserve an elderly gentleman sitting, waiting for his bus and asks me to shoot.
And the journey goes on, with Cisco intervening appropriately to offer his suggestions on what could have been done better. I greatly improved my observation skills walking around with him.
We amble through the massive vegetable market, fish market, stopping briefly for a glass of tea.
A memorable experience. Thank you Cisco for being such a user friendly instructor and guide.
Here are some random clicks around Mapusa market.