Composition and Impressionist Photography

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.

Continue reading Composition and Impressionist Photography


A Few Simple Principles Every Impressionist Photographer Needs to Know

“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


How to make your impressionist landscape images more interesting

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


Lenses with Character – M42

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


FREE Impressionist Photography Challenge

I’m inviting you to my 14 Days With Eva Polak – FREE Impressionist Photography Challenge

During this 14-day challenge you’ll get all the tools you need to unleash your creativity each day. You’ll be learning how to apply easy creative photographic techniques that will take your impressionist photos to the next level!

If you’d like to join me and receive the daily inspirational and encouraging emails, sign up by following this link.