Photography & Fine Art

Why Photography?

In the first 26 years of my life, I never thought about photography. I used to judge that it was quite a pretentious thing to do – this was more a reflection of the people I saw taking photos rather than the photos themselves. I rolled my eyes at the bloke squatting down at a low angle making difficult to capture the same vista I simply pulled from my pocket on my iPhone.

This was, however, before my girlfriend dragged me to a Fotografiska exhibition here in Stockholm. I slipped through the main attraction which was a nudist series that just tried too hard and ended up hanging in the back fixing up some coffee when I was stopped by the total force that is the Sebastião Salgado ‘Genesis’ shot.

Salgado’s book was then the remainder of my visit to this museum. I was daydreaming about the type of man capable of capturing these types of photos. How did he get that access? Did he speak their languages? Were they threatened by him? How does he make money? The more you learn about Salgado the more perplexing it all becomes. His photos only get better and better. Anyone who doesn’t know what I am talking about – visit here… Sebastião Salgado is responsible for some of the most amazing photographs ever captured by a human being. 

And so, my interest in Salgado serendipitously led me to David Yarrow and immediately my caricature of a photographer was completely flipped on it’s head. These weren’t hopelessly struggling artists who spoke exclusively in emotional language. They were adventurers and explorers. Competent businessmen.  People restlessly curious about the world they occupied… they wanted to experience it for themselves. The notion of photography was transformed for me. The photograph became as much of an expression of the photographer as the music is an expression of the musician. I realised it was possible to get 1,000 different styles of photo, even if it is capturing the same desolate vista.

Photography became another means by which I can imprint my time onto the world. Not in some legacy type of way but rather as the perfect excuse to travel and explore but most importantly… NOTICE the world, because when a camera is hanging from your neck, you force the aesthetic which would otherwise just pass by. It is the perfect complement to exploring a new place.

That’s a beautiful thing.

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Reflex Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3 16 MP

Reflex Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3 16 MP

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G3 is a mirrorless camera that boasts 16 megapixels and a Micro Four Thirds format. The kit comes with a 14-42mm Lumix G VARIO f/3.5-5.6 lens and also offers the option to capture 3D photos with an additional lens. The camera features a 3.0-inch free-angle LCD screen with touch control, and includes a new Pinpoint AF feature for improved autofocus.

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Compact - Canon EOS Rebel T7 - Black

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 is a compact and efficient entry-level DSLR camera that boasts versatile imaging capabilities and a useful feature set. Equipped with a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4+ image processor, this camera produces high-resolution still images with exceptional clarity, minimal noise, and a versatile native sensitivity range from ISO 100-6400, making it perfect for capturing moments in various lighting situations.

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The Nikon D3100 is a DSLR camera that features a 14.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor. This camera also offers full 1080p HD cinematic video recording with full-time autofocus and sound capabilities, allowing you to capture high-quality cinematic videos in stunning HD resolution.

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How to take the best wildlife photographs

Wildlife photography is one of the most popular and rewarding hobbies out there, but if you want to take stunning shots of nature’s creatures, there are a few things to keep in mind. From learning how to read animals’ behavior and perfecting your technical skills to understanding the consequences of interference and setting realistic goals, here are some essential tips on how to take the best wildlife photographs.

First of all, it’s important that you’re familiar with animal behavior so you can anticipate when an animal might act or react differently; this will help you capture more intuitive or candid shots. Knowing which kinds of conditions wildlife prefers (such as water sources for birds) is also crucial for getting good images since being prepared means having a greater chance at taking quality pictures even before animals show up.  If practical reasons require that you get closer than usual, remember not fully intrusive especially with endangered species just so get the best picture possible—your presence should never cause discomfort or stress any animal species in any way. 

Ensure you have the technical skills necessary

Equally important is mastering your technical camera skills such as knowing how aperture works affects depth-of-field and affects exposure time along with shutter speed settings; these will significantly improve your chances at taking quality images wherever wildlife may be found. Even though natural light can be quite challenging because it keeps changing intensity levels quickly during sunset/sunrise hours due another tip is always adjusting white balance manually whenever necessary along with customizing color profiles within each image before attempting post-processing work later on; both techniques ensure optimal results no matter what kind of environment one might find themselves shooting in (or under).  Good photographers practice composition techniques like including exciting foreground elements when framing their shot too – using two thirds per scene guarantees photographic success too.

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Increase in case better opportunities occur alongside changing climate streams or hovering clouds near mountaintops  Lastly creativity plays a huge role as well: from embracing monochrome formats over traditional perspectives try angle photography yourself then why not experiment every now again? Pushing boundaries leads explorers further into unforgettable experiences!.  

In conclusion making great wild life photos isn’t easy but successful shooters understand their gear inside out while simultaneously educating themselves about various behaviors seen throughout Mother Nature – respecting each species’ distance limitations putting thought process into action yields satisfactory personal results regardless situation present itself within unpredictable outdoors! Photography ethics likewise must play part enough skill precision combine altogether render outstanding photographs alike those famous respected individuals produce worldwide inspiring generations come firmly abide code conduct practice patience empathy throughout immortalizing moments promise true artistry hard earn admire forever end.

Photography Tips and Techniques:

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer, there’s always room to improve your skills. In this section, we provide a series of articles that offer tips and techniques for taking better photographs. Here are some topics that will be covered:

  • Composition – Learn how to frame your shots and create a visually appealing composition. This could include topics such as the rule of thirds, leading lines, and framing.
  • Lighting – Master the use of light in your photographs. This could include tips on natural lighting, using artificial lighting, and dealing with low light conditions.
  • Editing – Discover the power of post-processing and learn how to enhance your photographs using software such as Lightroom and Photoshop. This could include tutorials on adjusting exposure, color correction, and retouching.
  • Camera Settings – Learn how to use your camera’s settings to get the best results. This could include topics such as aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.
  • Shooting Techniques – Explore different shooting techniques that can add variety and interest to your photographs. This could include topics such as panning, long exposure, and HDR photography.

By following these tips and techniques, you can improve your photography skills and take your images to the next level. So whether you’re looking to take better travel photos, capture stunning landscapes, or just improve your overall photography skills, this section has something for you.

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