Why Photographic Process is not WYSIWYG ?

On August 24-25th, I’ll animate a workshop  : Why Photographic Process is not WYSIWYG ? ( What You See is What You Get ) and I’ll give you clues and directions to reconcile the perception you had of your surroundings and the image you have captured. By focusing your attention on the way you compose, the mastering of exposure and the post-processing phase, you…

Tools and Techniques….

We have to recognize that, in any given situation, there can be many ways to see the Landscape, and while sifting this information through our minds, we must decide on a plan of action to best portray our impression, its effect on us, the prevalent mood we are experiencing. A single word can sometimes describe what we are seeing, though we may neglect to…

Music as a Component…

I would not like to pretend there is a fail-safe recipe to stimulate creativity. This would be pretentious and inexact. Nevertheless, I can assert Music can help. It helps to disconnect from day-to-day concerns and elevate your mind to abstract concepts. The goal is to undress elements from their rational and functional role to see them as design parts. By surrounding our senses with…

Nature Photography and Interpretation…

For those of you who may be anxious about the mixing of silver halide and pixels, be assured that beautiful light, with all its subtlety and variation, cannot be created in the computer. There is no substitute for being out there. And the love of being out there is the first prerequisite for successful Landscape Photography. The influence of the romantic School of Landscape…

Workshop : The Way Your Camera Sees…

Great Photographers have always talked about how they see and how they train themselves to see like the camera sees ! It’s not as easy as it sounds ! The more attuned you are to how your camera responds to these fundamental elements, the better a Photographer you will be ! As a Creative guy, you should be able to « preview » the image you…

Utilisation de Lightroom 4 et de Photoshop… & Sneak Preview Lightroom 5…

Je vous propose un Workshop dédié à l’optimisation de votre workflow depuis la phase d’acquisition de vos images jusqu’à la finalisation. L’ensemble des modules qui constituent Lightroom 4 seront étudiés en détail. Un sneak preview de Lightroom 5 est également proposé. L’accent sera porté sur l’utilisation jointe de Lightroom et de Photoshop avec, notamment la mise en phase des espaces colorimétriques de chacune des…

Seascape Workshop

Vous aimez la Photographie et vous souhaitez vous perfectionner tout en profitant d’un week-end de repos en bord de Mer … Je vous propose un Workshop en Normandie. Au départ de Paris le vendredi soir, nous nous retrouverons dans ma maison, au coeur du Pays de Caux. Vous serez accueillis dans une suite luxueuse ou vous pourrez être accompagné de votre conjoint et de…

Painting with Light…

The elements composing your image, the ones you choose to put in place in your photograph as building blocks, the arrangement of them, their placement , one to the others, are made visible by Light. Light is the raw material of your images. Your mastery will be to express your perception of what makes your environment, at the precise moment of the shoot, through…

Academic Portraiture…

Le Workshop « Academic Portraiture… » s’articulera autour de 3 axes  : Les Préliminaires : Gestion de l’espace MakeUp Choix de l’éclairage Prise de Vue Choix d’une optique Le Tethering L’importance du fond Retouche Identifier les Keepers Retouche Finalisation Le première partie sera consacrée à la prise de vue en studio. Elle se déroulera sur une demi-journée en présence d’un modèle et d’une M.U.A.

Portrait Editing

un Workshop dédié à la retouche de Portrait. L’ensemble des techniques relatives à la retouche des portraits seront étudiées. Au programme : – Pourquoi retoucher ? – Les 10 choses à savoir – Retoucher les Yeux – « I’ve got you under my Skin » – Remodeler un Visage… Quelquefois… – Retoucher les Cheveux – La Bouche et les Lèvres – La tyrannie de la Minceur…