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…

Beware of the « Grand Vista Syndrome »…

When we encounter a wild scene with obvious visual appeal, the first decision to make is what stays and what goes ! Compositional choices might be limited by features such as fence lines or utility poles, but in the absence of these, main question is :  » What is relevant to  the story and what is not ? » I find that in these situations,…

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 –…

The Creative Process…

There are places where I need to spend some time, relax and breathe, get the essence of the area, wander around, connect, sit down, and then… Photograph ! I need to get infused before I can express the soul of the place. Sometimes, it can takes time… I’ll frame once, twice and I’ll walk ten or twelve steps away to think of the Subject…

Never Endind Light…

This photo has been taken round midnight. I’m sure you can imagine how strange it can be to realize it’s almost the end of the night ! In less than one hour, sun will rise at the horizon !! Kenaï Lakes – Alaska

The Magic Hours…

When you have your eyes wide open, when you feel chilly, when the only sounds you hear are birds screeches or water lapping, when there is something unusual in the rhythm of life, when it smells dew and haze…When a confuse feeling of a lingering misty dream surrounds you… be aware.. you’re in the Magic Hours … It’s Nature’s gift for those who wake…

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…

Shoot Wild…

Un Workshop pour les amateurs de crapahutage, de nuit à la belle étoile, de repas au coin du feu de camp… Je vous propose un week-end en immersion totale en forêt.  Une touche de « Man Vs Wild » à la Bear Grylls, une des plus belle forêt de Normandie, et des images à la clé… Ce Workshop est programmé sur les mois de Mai et…

Story Telling…

Faire une image a ceci de merveilleux qu’il faut à la fois maitriser toute une déclinaison de paramètres techniques, liés au process photographique, afin d’inscrire l’image entre les limites de ce qui est recevable par la chaine digitale, en aval, et y déposer une importante quantité d’interprétation subjective. Ce dernier composant, totalement intangible, est ô combien important, puisque c’est cet ingrédient qui fera basculer…

Stolen Moments

Avril – Mai : Workshop Special « Magic-Hours ». Les « Magic-Hours » sont cette période de la journée tant recherchée par les Photographes de Paysage, correspondant aux heures ou la lumière est rasante ou, dit autrement, au lever et au coucher du soleil. Egalement appelée « Golden Hours » cette période est caractérisée par une lumière très indirecte et aux ombres portées très longues compte-tenu de l’angle d’attaque des…