Impressionist photography is such a rewarding style that it’s well worth mastering. With just a little experience in creating impressionist images, you will be able to create beautiful photographs, no matter where you are.
You don’t have to spend all your time thinking about or doing photography to be creative. What counts is not the time you spend with photography, but the thought you put into it. Devote some of your free time to thinking about your images, what you may want to do in the future, and how you can improve on the things you’ve done in the past.
The key to your success and enjoyment is never to stop looking and questioning the world in which you live. If you are moved by something that you see, investigate! Keep an open mind and don’t restrict yourself to creating images in the style that you know best, or in the ways that you find easiest.
This type of photography doesn’t require a lot of fancy, expensive equipment. Of course, you may find that you’re more inclined to experiment if you have a couple of different lenses, giving you more options.
Impressionist photography involves a lot of different techniques, giving you the opportunity to explore different kinds of effects you can achieve. To learn quickly, photograph the same subject using different techniques to find out which one best captures the essence of the subject.
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The creative process is about you and the personal journey you make as you work towards achieving your artistic goals. It requires you to think like an artist. Get into the habit of thinking like an artist. Be curious and make visual judgments, wherever you are. Search for details rather than the general, and try to capture an ordinary world in an extraordinary way.
Have your camera with you all the time, allowing you to explore and experiment whenever you have time. Nourish your artist’s imagination. Study the work of other photographers and artists for ideas and inspiration that might trigger ideas of your own.
You may find difficult to maintain long-term interest. Having a long-term goal, something you can work towards to will help you keep the motivation and passion alive. Receiving feedback on your work is also a way to keep you motivating. So, if you haven’t already done so, please join our friendly and active facebook group or one of my online courses.