Art lies in the eyes of the beholder
Nature photography for me is a way to relax, explore, enjoy and be creatively inspired by nature. Often the landscape or most common and simple subjects trigger me. I like to capture the common in an uncommon artistic way and try to evoke the element of surprise.
Learn the basics of photography and your camera setup by heart. I try not to think too much while I’m in nature. If you think, think “out of the box”. It’s important to feel “at home” and be passionate about it. Than I just set my mind free and take a closer look at things. Observing the subject or elements in a moment in time. When I really feel a connection it goes all by itself. If this all comes together I usually take the best or most interesting shots.
Through the years you build up experience. You never stop learning. Handling the camera with instinct helps you to be more connected with the subject and moment. Knowing your subject in a better way helps to achieve the maximum result at the moment. Repeating a subject can also be helpful through seeing new things. Eventually you will look beyond your subject. You can’t learn to make a composition, but you can develop it!
The result will always be very personal so is photography. Art lies in the eyes of the beholder. Follow your passion and put your character into the photos. Get inspired by others and don’t try to copy them. The connection is totally lost if you do so. Shoot straight out your heart.
Don’t copy, only be inspired
I can help you with this process if you like. Visit my website to discover the workshops and photo tours I host through the year.
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