Abstract photography offers a real test of a photographer’s skill, creativity, and imagination that sets it apart from other genres. There’s nothing quite like coming home from a photo shoot knowing you’ve nailed every element – the camera settings, the lighting, the composition, as well as capturing the specific mood or expressing an idea. However, anyone who’s tried abstract photography has also probably experienced the disappointment that comes when a technical error, bad composition, or misjudged lighting spoils a shot.
Most successful photographers in the world have great mentors who help them unlock their potential. The journey from novice to expert is long, and full of mistakes and major obstacles. This is why mentors are so important. They will help you to make progress quickly. As they’ve already been there and done that, they can give you the advice they wish they had been given when they first started out.
From the choice of subject matter to the use of appropriate techniques, there are many factors that contribute to the success of impressionist photographs. Although there is no magic formula, there are four elements that are significant ingredients for creating great impressionist photographs. Continue reading What Makes a Great Impressionist Photo?
Do you produce acceptable impressionist images, but don’t consider them great? Doy ou have the feeling of repetition that makes you tired of every subject? Do you think that everything you produce is boring and that keeps you from creating new images?
Everyone has experienced this kind of feeling. Whether you are a beginner or you’ve been photographing for many years, it’s not always a smooth ride. You’ve probably already discovered that impressionist photography is a lot more difficult than it appears.
Creating good composition in your photography does not have to be done by guesswork. It can easily be studied, practised and improved. By arranging the elements of a photograph carefully you will influence and control how your audience will view your images. This will help you to communicate more effectively through your images. With a well-composed image, you can create a sense of excitement or produce a feeling of calm.
Here are a few images from my latest photo shoot. Continue reading Skating – Poetry on Ice
Quick and easy techniques for creative macro photography
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