Photographic Theory

What’s wrong with TfP?

What’s wrong with TfP?

I’d like to start by saying, this is going to be somewhat of a rant about TfP and some of the points I’ll be making are due to personal preference. While I do feel strongly about these points,  I also welcome an open discussion. So feel free to contribute your own experiences, comments, opinions, etc. in…

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Emotion in Photography

Emotion in Photography

A couple of days ago, my friend Ethan Oelman, also a Switzerland-based photographer, has posted his new series simply entitled “Emotions”. As with any great project, this one really has got me thinking – about our ability to read and project emotions and also on my own approach to emotion in visual artwork, especially, emotion…

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Storytelling in Photography  – A New Article on RetouchingAcademy

Storytelling in Photography – A New Article on RetouchingAcademy

I recently collaborated with Julia Kuzmenko McKim from Retouching Academy to publish a three-part article on the subject of storytelling in  photography, especially in concept photography and I’d like to share it with my blog readers as well. I strongly believe that thinking about the story can increase every photographer and visual artist’s awareness of…

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Techniques for Inspiration and Creativity in Concept Photography

Techniques for Inspiration and Creativity in Concept Photography Creativity and Inspiration is the lifeblood of concept photography The value and depth of a concept photographer’s work doesn’t rely on either his gear park or his technical (photographic) experience. I am not saying these two won’t affect how his photos look in the end, but they…

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How To Create Oversized Objects For Photo Manipulation Using Camera Shift

How To Create Oversized Objects For Photo Manipulation Using Camera Shift

Introduction to the effect of oversized objects for artistic photo manipulation You’ve probably all seen that specific effect used in many creative photo manipulations. Enormously oversized objects are placed in an otherwise natural environment and due to their size, they become carriers of meaning and symbolic connotation. Almost everyone believes, that this can only be…

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