An Inevitable Photograph…

To those of you who know Ansel Adams, you may know these words belong to him : while driving to Sante Fe, he glanced to his left and saw a scenery he described as « An Inevitable Photograph… » but, while it seemed inevitable to him, how many photographers would have realized the potential of the scene ? Our challenge, as Photographers, is to be able to…

Colour and Composition…

A Photographer controls color by both selection and technique. For example, you can add, change or eliminate colors by altering your camera position, by varying the time of the day, by extending or reducing the duration of exposure, and by using filters or computer or darkroom manipulation. You can diffuse, mix, or soften colors by throwing them out of focus and/or by using a…

Make Truth Your Own Truth…

Let’s be cautious ! Whilst the Camera cannot lie, « Tt  cannot help being selective ! »  No matter how objective the image appears to be we are always as selective with our interpretations of photographs as we are with the choice of view. When I made this image, I had in mind to convey this dreamy mood as a stylistic conceit. A photograph is –…

Nature Photography…

Broadly speaking, Photographers tend to approach their subject matter in one of two ways : Either with the intention of making realistic, documentary images or with a view to creating impressions. Many Nature Photographers make use of both approaches, sometimes simultaneously.  When your main objective is to record a natural object, situation or relationship as accurately as you possibly can, you will want to…

Break Free From Your Comfort Zone…

Most of my attendees say familiarity can hamper Creativity. Hiking their surroundings, times and times wash out their forthright sight to the elements composing their environment. Their images become bland lately… It may be time to push themselves into some uncharted territory… All of us, inexorably, tend to establish what’s known as a « Comfort Zone »,  which is a limited set of safe, predictable and…

Knowing the Rules to disrupt them…

As any other craft, Photography get its own rules… Because the process was resulting from very interlaced physical and chemical precepts, any step away from the guidelines was condemned to failure.  Years ago, the Creativity range had to find its way through a very narrow path, relying first on content rather than execution. With the Digital Age, »Licence to Try… » became available for all of…

Iceland…

This unique country is a land of Fire and Water and Ice. Its fields of lava side by side with glaciers offer deserted rocky landscapes : great opportunities for amazing images in one of the most dramatic scenery in the world. Lots of breathtaking sights…

Tear the Labels off…

You can learn the characteristics of good visual design by studying and photographing familiar objects around your home. The exercise may seem scholastic but indeed, it’s an excellent way to learn how to tear off the labels our mind associcates to the elements we are close to every single day ! Look at them with a new gaze, try to deconstruct their appearance and…

Simplify The Message…

A photographer works with tho kinds of materials : the design he observes in his subject matter and the design he creates in his photograph by the way he arranges the subject matter. Analyzing carefully subject matter will help a photographer not only in understanding what it expresses but also in recognizing how the design of the subject matter makes that expression possible. The…

Being Part of It…

One of the points I realize, days after days after animating my workshops is that much of our media today is filled with stories that are intended to induce fear when Nature is part of the story. People are becoming more fearful of the natural world as they become removed from it… I’m really concerned, as a Nature Photographer, in reconnecting people with the…