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.
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.
Photographing and creating abstract images is to choose a new approach of interpreting the world around you. In fact, you need to develop a new way of seeing. Because abstract photography is about the distillation of the scene in front of you, it is important that you take a more detailed view of everything you come across. You need to learn to notice shapes, patterns, texture, and colour.
Flowers make excellent models; they are incredibly beautiful, they will pose for you any time of the day and never complain. Learning to see the intricate forms and colours of the simplest blossom will enhance your ability to see and photograph everything.
Photographing flowers takes patience and concentration. I wish I could tell you there is a simple method for creating impressionist images of flowers, but there isn’t one. Each variety presents a new challenge, but with practice you will very quickly learn how to control your camera and witness magical things happening before you.
Whatipu Beach is truly a magnificent & magical place to visit. Wild and rugged and yet at the same time lush and green on the nearby hills.
The ever changing landscape and mystical beauty never fails to astound me.