From the choice of subject matter to use of appropriate techniques, there are many factors that contribute to the success of impressionist photographs.
Confidence comes from practice and perseverance but equally it relies on building a sound understanding and experience of fundamentals of impressionist photography.
The ability to create impressionist effects relies on first gaining confidence with techniques and learning the basic knowledge about light, form and colour. The key to success is practice. The more you practice the more familiar you will become with techniques and other aspects of impressionist photography.
Of course, there may well be parts of an image that you are not happy with. So keep in mind what went wrong and try to figure out how to improve that in the future photoshoot. In this way, you learn something from each photograph and so gradually build up knowledge, experience and confidence.
Eventually, these basic skills will become second nature. Then there is more time to think about the qualities that will make your images personal and individual.
Today we are going to discover the secrets of the ‘pros’ to create the images of your dreams.
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Imagine being transported into a magic and spectacular world of parallel universes.
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Simply recording the subject with a camera is easy, but taking great impressionist photographs requires a totally different approach. In fact, impressionist images are one of the most difficult to capture successfully. It isn’t easy to catch the drama, depth, colour and atmosphere of a scene, as these attributes can easily be lost in the photograph itself. It’s not always a question of what to include in the composition; more often it is what to exclude, in order to concentrate attention on the most important part of the scene before you.
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Perhaps you don’t feel like an artist because you can’t draw portraits, didn’t graduate from art school, or haven’t sold your work. But I believe it is passion, not a degree, that makes you an artist. And if you have a passion for photography you are an artist with a camera.
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“Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.”
— H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Continue reading A Few Simple Principles Every Impressionist Photographer Needs to Know
Have you ever asked yourself what is an interesting impressionist photo? What makes a good impressionist image? Is there some secret formula you can apply that will guarantee beautiful impressionist images?
Continue reading How to make your impressionist landscape images more interesting
If you are ready to be more adventurous with your impressionist photography you might consider buying a few M42 lenses.
The M42 lens mount is a screw thread mounting, standard for attaching lenses to the DSLR camera. This was once a very popular type of mount, used in various camera models around the world, so a lot of great old lenses are available at modest prices.
Continue reading Lenses with Character – M42
Join me in February on creative photography weekend and discover the secrets of macro images.
I will show you how to cultivate your artistic vision using selective focus, unexpected angles and depth of field to create imaginative, Impressionist-inspired shots. The colours, texture and visual rhythm present endless subject material for personal and artistic expression, and offers opportunities to truly flex your artistic muscles.
When: 24-25 February 2018
LOCATION: Eden Garden, Mt Eden, Auckland
For more information visit http://evapolak.com/TheArtMacroPhotographyWorkshop.html
Just as a photographer makes decisions in creating a photograph, viewers make decisions about how to read it. So, how do you read an impressionist image?
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