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…

Assignment # 4 : Expose for Highlights… Make histogram your Best Friend !!

This is a key point very of us are aware of ! In digital Photography, tonal distribution is not linear along the histogram axis. Here is what I mean : Let’s say we have 5 main zones along the X axis which represents the tonal distribution : from left to right we will have the Dark Shadows – The Shadows – The Midtones –…

Assignment # 2 : Let your Emotion Talk…

On this specific rule, the best way to evaluate your footprint when composing your image is to take benefit of a workshop.  Ask the attendees to make their own image of what they see. Do not impose the subject matter nor the standpoint, let them react to what they perceive. The only common parameters will be the site and the precise moment for the…

Assignment # 1 : Simplify to Reinforce…

In the coming days, I’ll try to share some key advices that build my credo. Each of them are bricks that build my images. If you attend one of my workshops, You will have to shoot one image illustrating each of these key-rules.  As many,  you will be disappointed  being on sites where you will search for a subject matter, like this beach, where…

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…

Spring… Tranquil Violence !

The Air through which we shoot has a profound impact on the look and mood of an image.  try to leave your camera on the very exact same spot, at the same time of day with identical focal-length settings, and you’ll get two entirely different photographs depending on wether tha air was hazy, misty or crystal clear. If you follow my work, you know…

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…

Spring Lights…

In this Workshop, I’ll show you how to capture early lights, you’ll experience unrelenting enthusiasm and contagious passion for Photography. You’ll be brought to fantastic  locations at the best times of the year. You’ll be taught how to become a better Photographer, how to read the light, create the optimum composition and improve your technical skills. I limit hte attendees to 2 simultaneously so…

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…

Exposure Fundamentals

Ce workshop est consacré à la base de toute photographie : L’exposition. A destination des débutants, cette session vous donnera les clés pour réussir vos images même dans les conditions les plus difficiles. En expliquant comment l’ouverture, la vitesse d’obturation et le réglage ISO sont interdépendants, les participants verront comment faire varier les valeurs d’un des paramètres en fonction des conditions de prise des…