Impressionists Technique to Try – Light

Day 4

Impressionism and Light

Impressionist painters were preoccupied with light.
Monet’s series paintings can really be seen as a logical extension to the Impressionist principle of painting the light and capturing a fleeting moment in time.

monet light

Here is a result of my own series of photographs. For a whole year I was photographing and seeing one place in different light and weather conditions, in every season and different time of day.

You can read more about my project here A Voyage of Discovery

Creative Exercise

Look at any object you like and ask yourself in exactly what light you are seeing it. Would its essence, its expression, its form, its colour or its meaning change if the lighting were to change? What shadows are created by the light that it falling on the subject, and where exactly can you see them? Create several images. Experiment and have fun.

This is the 4th post in a 31 Day Series: 31 Days Inspired by Impressionism.

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Impressionists Technique to Try – Composition

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Impressionism and composition

Before impressionism, composition was very traditional with various elements of a painting leading the eye to the focal point. The impressionists did experiment much more with composition, placing focal points in more unusual positions, and perhaps because they were contemporary to the development of photography, made great use of cropping elements on the sides of a painting.

Here some examples of unusual compositions.

Dega paintings

Here are some of my images where I employed this technique.




How you can incorporate impressionist composition into your own work?
Experiment and let me know what do you come up with.

This is the 3rd post in a 31 Day Series: 31 Days Inspired by Impressionism.

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Inspired by Claude Monet

Day 2

Today I would like you share with you 2 of my images inspired by work of Claude Monet.

water-lilies impressionist photograph


For this kind of work I like to use multiple exposures technique, to give my images painterly look.

Water Lilies Series is considered Monet’s masterpiece

Monet’s series of the “Nympheas” or Water Lilies have been described as “The Sixtine Chapel of Impressionism”. The series consists of approximately 250 oil paintings which were painted by Monet during the last thirty years of his life.

If you are interested in life and work of Claude Monet watch this documentary.

This is the 2nd post in a 31 Day Series: 31 Days Inspired by Impressionism.

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31 Days of Impressionism


Day 1

Hi Everyone!  Welcome to October!  This is an exciting challenge as I am joining hundreds of other bloggers for a 31 day series. Each blogger chooses a topic to write on for 31 days straight.  My topic is 31 days Inspired by Impressionism. There will be some movies to watch, music to listen, inspirational quotes, some challenges and of course plenty of impressionist photography.

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Creative Exercise – Choose Creativity

Creativity is the quality that you bring to the activity that you are doing. It is an attitude, an inner approach – how you look at things.

Growing as a photographer and improving your work takes effort and time. If you want to learn how to do something well you will find time and then ways to improve your work.
Here are some of my favourite ideas to challenge your skills, experiment and cultivate creativity.

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The Stormy Sea of Marketing |Blog Tour


In the sea of marketing it is really hard to stay afloat. There are so many experts, and so much advice. Everyone has a right solution, the right tools, the right suggestions, and the right support. Instead of greater clarity the sky grows darker, the winds become gusty and the swell is growing.

Mountains of angry waves surround me. The wind is slamming the rain into my face. I hold on tightly to the mast, on to ropes, on to anything. It is difficult to hang on.I am alone. Lost. Hopeless. I am desperately trying to navigate from stormy waters to calmer seas.

I need a map that will guide me, and skills that will keep me on course. How am I going to survive the blowing winds of disappointment? How am I gong to find direction in the darkness? How am I going to pull through the storm? In the vastness of the ocean it is easy to lose hope. I can’t control the wind.

But I know that staying on course, as the winds change, is only possible if I develop the necessary sailing skills. I need to harness the power of the wind. I want to know how to transform the night sky into my personal road map. I need to know how to set a sail to find my way to a place where days are warm and the sea is calm.


“This post is a part of the Double Your Followers blog tour to spread the word about April Bowles-Olin’s upcoming CreativeLive course. Does hearing the word ‘marketing’ make your armpits start to drip with anxiety? Are you terrified of sounding “salesy” or feel that you have the personality of a dead blowfish? If so,join me and more than 2,500 entrepreneurs who’re taking April’s latest CreativeLive course, Double Your Followers with Creative Marketing. You can RSVP and watch for FREE – yep, free. High fives, wildflowers, wine samples. Who doesn’t love free?