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.
Perhaps you don’t feel like an artist because you can’t draw portraits, didn’t graduate from art school, or haven’t sold your work. But I believe it is passion, not a degree, that makes you an artist. And if you have a passion for photography you are an artist with a camera.
“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.
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?
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.
Get up close and personal with your subject!
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.
Recently I acquired a Pentax 50mm 1.4 lens. This is a vintage lens with a really good reputation for its ability to create interesting images.
I impatiently awaited its arrival as I really wanted to see if I made the right choice. Continue reading My Exploration
Just as a photographer makes decisions in creating a photograph, viewers make decisions about how to read it. So, how do you read an impressionist image?
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!
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