The wonderful thing about impressionist photography is the freedom that it gives you. There is no right or wrong way to create these images, just guidelines. Also, there is no need for expensive lenses or special equipment; you only need a camera with manual control settings.
To find interesting images, we often need to look for them – carefully, creatively and thoughtfully. From the choice of subject matter to the use of appropriate techniques, there are many factors that contribute to the success of impressionist photography. You not only need to master techniques, but also the use of light, colour, lines and shapes. The last essential ingredient that you need, to elevate your images from good to great, is expression. Actually, the fundamental building blocks of images go hand in hand with expression, because they allow the viewer to read and feel the photograph’s mood.
As a photographer and artist you see things in nature that others don’t. Very often when I look a the world , the artist within me sees things that evoke an emotional response. This response is the the seed of inspiration, motivating me to share my passion in impressionist photography. I’m never satisfied with documenting things that everyone can see in an ordinary way. I’d much rather take my uniquely personal vision of the world and express it in my photographs.
Close-up and macro photography are two of the most challenging forms of photography, yet potentially the most exciting and rewarding, often revealing stunning patterns, textures, colours, and details unseen by the naked eye.
The choice of lens and other accessories is critical, and this free e-book will examine what you need for this type of photography.
With every new year comes a list of fresh resolutions. For me, making more time for creativity is always at the top of my list
Regardless of whether you view yourself as a creative photographer or not, you can always learn some useful skills and techniques which will help you to tap into that creative ‘right brain’ thinking and bring a new perspective to your photography.
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I’ve always been fascinated by the creative process – the capricious nature of the muses, and some people’s ability to be effortlessly creative.
Shoshin is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning “beginner’s mind”. It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and a lack of preconceptions when studying a subject – even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner in that subject would.
Delving into Macro!
Macro photography opens the door to the intricate and beautiful detail of our world that often goes unseen by the naked eye. It forces you to view things differently; it really encourages curiosity; it transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. There are new worlds ready for you to explore – all around you!