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David duChemin – World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

David duChemin – World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.
Impressions & Abstracts Next week we’re releasing my next eBook - The Visual Imagination, a book about creative techniques and ideas that focuses mostly on impressionism and abstraction. Yesterday I was doing a pre-release podcast interviews, talking to Ibarionex Perello, the amazing voice and mind of The Candid Frame, and he asked me the one question I’m so fond of asking others. Why? Not everyone does photographic work that willingly abandons the literal, so why play with ideas of abstraction and impressionism at all? 1.

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Lucie & Simon - Earth_vision In the group of images entitled Earth Vision, the menacing atmosphere continues, but takes a relatively concrete turn, as though the MacGuffin proffered its identity. Nature and civilization equally provide the seemingly menacing forces - be it in the inhospitableness of cities or the forces of nature. But in reality, it is the light that makes these photographed settings pass into the unreal or surreal. Shadow Fashion Shoots: Photography by Solve Sundsbo In the competitive world of commercial photography, one photographer who stands out is Sølve Sundsbø. His innovative photographic techniques include the skillful use of shadows on fashion models as shown here. His talent for visual experimentation has brought him considerable respect from the fashion, beauty, magazine and advertising industries. His clients include Giorgio Armani, Bally, Boucheron, Etro, Givenchy, Gucci jewellery, Hermès, H&M;, Iceberg, Lancôme, Estée Lauder, Yves Saint Laurent, Levis, Nike, Harper's Bazaar, Emanuel Ungaro and Puma.

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Magical Places Fine Art Online Photography Magazine Posted by Andrew S Gibson on April 15th 2014 The Visual Imagination In Slow I wrote about, amongst other techniques utilising slow shutter speeds, using intentional camera movement to create expressive photos that capture atmosphere and emotion. David duChemin takes that idea further in his new ebook The Visual Imagination, released this week at Craft & Vision. Read the rest of this entry »

Portraits by Maykel Lima Maykel Lima is a photographer based in Madrid, Spain. With his outstanding photographs which show alienated faces, bodies and sculptures, he expresses his futuristic unique style. His photographies show mainly plain sceneries which focus on the centre of the picture. It features a motif which Maykel Lima manipulated via digital postproduction. They seem to be static and agitated at the same time, the pixels blur and melt before the eyes of the audience, or appear like a stream flowing down the surface of the image. Maykel Lima’s art fascinates through its simplicity, which avoids needless details and yet depicts surreal moments in an artistic high valued quality.

The Creative World Animal photography refers to a wide range of wildlife and nature photography devoted to displaying photos and close-ups of various animals, birds and species. Animal photography tends to put a stronger emphasis on the aesthetic value of the wildlife photo than other photography genres. Here are some examples of superb animal photography from across the world by various photographers. And, if you are interested you may take a look at some other collection of Nature and Landscape Photography and Wildlife photography as well. Steller Sea Lion at Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada There are many kinds of street photography, yet almost all rely on "seeing" ordinary things and events in a special way, and then capturing that extraordinary image in a photograph so others can appreciate the original vision of the photographer. Siegfried Hansen is a master at discovering delightful visual compositions out in the world — overlapping planes of color, juxtapositions, lines, geometries, visual tricks and treats. He was included in the great Thames and Hudson book, "Street Photography Now", back in 2010. And he has just released an all-new book of his images playfully titled, "Hold the Line".

Top 100 Travel Photography Blogs - Photography Colleges Posted by Site Administrator in article Apr 13th, 2010 One incredible benefit of the Internet is the ability for travelers to share their experience with others via their blogs. This list compiles 100 of the best travel photography blogs, all of which do just that. Whether you are an art student who appreciates photography from places around the world or are an armchair travel buff, these travel photography blogs are sure to fulfill your desire for awe-inspiring photography. Thomas Barbèy’s astounding surrealism Today, everyone’s a photographer, grabbing their iPhones for a quick snap. Pictures are posted at a moment’s notice on Facebook and Instagram, so there’s never a void of visuals. Perhaps this image saturation is why surreal photo manipulation is particularly intriguing; smartphone cameras and social networking can’t hold a candle to an artist’s vivid imagination. One such visionary is veteran photographer Thomas Barbèy.

Iridient Digital - Iridient Developer Tutorials - Adobe Lightroom Workflow Using Iridient Developer with Adobe Lightroom The information below details getting photos already stored in a Lightroom catalog into Iridient Developer using Lightroom itself, in addition to working through Lightroom to open images you can always open your original image files directly into Iridient Developer independently from Lightroom using drag and drop from the Finder or using the Open dialog. Just because an image has been imported into your Lightroom catalog there is no requirement that you only use Lightroom to access or process your image. Opening original (unedited) images from Lightroom into Iridient Developer I find use of drag and drop to be the quickest and easiest way to get images from Lightroom into Iridient Developer.

A Chronicle of French Hipsters A Chronicle of French Hipsters Posted by Morrison Conway on August 6, 2012 · 74 Comments Theo Gosselin is an amateur photographer from Paris. His photographs are full of young enthusiasm and youthful romance as he documents the hipster movement in France. Like this: Early 1900s in Colour - All around the world All around the world - Franny Wentzel - Thursday, May 6th, 2010 : goo [previous] :: [next] In the early part of the 20th century French-Jewish capitalist Albert Kahn set about to collect a photographic record of the world, the images were held in an 'Archive of the Planet'. Before the 1929 stock market crash he was able to amass a collection of 180,000 metres of b/w film and more than 72,000 autochrome plates, the first industrial process for true colour photography

Abandoned House in the Woods Taken Over by Wild Animals Finnish photographer Kai Fagerström presents unique photo series, where he captures wild animals making themselves comfortable in abandoned houses in the woods of Finland. Titled The House in the Woods, the photo series is set in cottages near Kai’s summer house, which were abandoned by their tenants after the owner of the place died in a fire. Award-winning photographer noticed how the place was slowly being reclaimed by the nature, and what started as a few snapshots, ended up being a book, published in Finnish, German, and English. “Deserted buildings are so full of contradictions,” says Kai. “I am fascinated by the way nature reclaims spaces that were, essentially, only ever on loan to humans.” Kai usually works with a clear image of what he wants to achieve in his head, although it make take some time for all elements to fall into place.

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