Tools and Techniques….

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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 identify it. Soft, tenacious, isolated, nostalgic, expansive, peaceful, rhythmic, pristine, powerful, diminutive, minimalist, triumphant, joyous, delicate, oneiric and challenged are just a few. Our inner conversation ensues : I recognize these visual qualities, and sensing this theme, mood or impression, will select and emphasize it with my photographic choices in terms of technical process  Shutterspeed, Aperture, Deth of Field , ISO choice etc..

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Music as a Component…

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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 a compelling atmosphere, Music will exacerbate our vision by putting in phase subject matter and emotions. With the amazing qualities we have today in our headphones, it’s quite easy to escape from crude reality and be transported to some kind of unreal, immaterial realm where Creativity seems to grow naturally.

The challenge I ‘m confronted with is to retrieve this mood when derushing the RAW images.. All the difficulty is to find and raise up the seeds you have buried when pressing the shutter release. This is the wager of post-production…