One of the best pieces of advice I have ever received as a photographer has been given to me by my friend Eduardo Soteras. We were drinking warm tea at the chilly high-altitude village of Kyanjin Gompa, Nepal, chatting about our photographic experiences when he told me about a bad habit that a lot of us tend to have: framing with the widest angle available. We probably all have had this habit, some of us still
I don’t know about you but I love sleeping. If I could, I’d just sleep ten to twelve hours a day. However, when I’m on a mission to make photographs, I know what I can miss early in the morning and late in the evening if I let go. Sleeping becomes then less of a priority. As you may already know, some of the best lights for photographers happen right after sunrise and just before sunset.
Did you already experience this moment of stress when the sun is about to set and you’ve still not found anything interesting to photograph? Or when warm and cosy in your sleeping bag you wake up and see clouds transforming into gold? Then you’re certainly affected by the Golden Hour Syndrome. But don’t worry, we all are (to a certain point). “A period of half an hour after sunrise and half an hour before sunset”. This
Today’s tip mostly applies to the tripod-enthusiasts digital landscape photographers out there. Although I recently extended my photographic horizons, landscapes are still a big part of what I love to photograph and I’ve only lately understood how anti-creative a tripod can be. Back in the time I was still unsure how to make photographs, I remember I could spend hours reading tutorials on the web in order to improve my skills. Among the classical dogmas of
Cameras give us the ability to capture personal moments in time and transcribe them in the form of an image. We commonly call this act taking a photograph, as if we were actually taking an instant, a place, a person, out of its timeframe and materialising it to eventually keep it alive and share it with others. This concept sounds beautiful to me, except for one detail: as a photographer, I have a problem with the