Two professional photographers passionate by the beauties of nature
We are two professional photographers specializing in nature photography, both underwater and on land. Since 2001, we have moved back and forth between the Charente-Maritime district, in France and Plano, Texas, in the United States. We started our company, "Guillen Photo LLC”, in 2003. Originally from France, we acquired our American citizenships in 2010. We work in both France and the US.
10 good reasons to use our services:
- We have a real photographic vision.
- We have a long expertise in land and underwater photography.
- We have a long career and a solid experience.
- We have a good reputation in 3 recognized specialties: landscape, wildlife and underwater.
- We are available for your projects and always listen to your needs.
- We are both creative and imaginative photographers who show initiative.
- We know how to respect the specifications of a project.
- We are both bilingual photographers.
- We are inspired by the beauties of nature.
- We have managed our company for over 10 years.
Inspired by our passion for the beauties of nature
We love the beauties of nature. Every place is different and can be photographed and experienced in a thousand ways. Every moment is unique. We chose photography as a way to share the emotions we feel when we observe nature, whether on land or under the sea. As we explain in our vision of photography, the beauties of nature is our inspiration.
Photographing nature since 1987
We began taking pictures of landscapes in 1987 with an Olympus OM40, while we worked on our degrees in computer engineering. For 15 years, we discovered more and more beautiful landscapes, both on land and under the sea. Our passion for these beauties grew over time. Practicing photography as a hobby allowed us to capture them and record the inexpressibly wonderful moments that we had the chance to live. Finally, we decided in 2002 to change to an artistic career and devote all our energies to recording the beauty of nature through photography.
Our photographic vision is to record the wonder of the lights and colors found both on land and underwater. One of our main goals is to show the delicate balance between the natural and the human. Today, we have many advantages to offer you in our services as professional photographers.
After our graduate studies in computer science, we worked as engineering designers and project managers. This work allowed us to learn to manage complex projects with multiple shareholders. For our customers, the relational skills which we learned there are a guarantee both that we will strive for a good understanding of their projects, and that we will maintain good relationships throughout the production process. We will always do our best to understand your needs and meet the specifications which you assign to us.
Always aware of the latest technology
We continue to train daily with the latest available technology. This allows us to stay abreast of the latest technological innovations, whether in hardware or software. This is an advantage for our customers because we are able to produce pictures corresponding exactly to what they want. We remain alert to new techniques in photography because they allow us to offer better or simply different perspectives on nature’s beauty. We have a style and approach that defines our work, but we are also still open to the constantly changing world.
We have mastered Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom as well as all the external modules dedicated to correction and photo editing, such as those sold by OnOneSoftware, NikSoftware and AutoFxSoftware. We have our own website, which has become the artistic showcase for our work. This technical mastery is a guarantee that our customers will receive a complete and finished work. Our pictures do not require additional work.
Bilingual in French and English
We are fully bilingual in English and French and practice both languages daily. In particular, we can write technical articles or reports in French or English. This allows us to work in many countries.
Creation and sale of fine art photographs
A fine-art photograph, wherever it is exhibited, is a daily reminder of the beauties of nature. We create collections of fine art photographs which we sell through our website and photo galleries. Each of these collections consists of art photographs published in limited editions. The production of these prints is always under our control. The longevity of the pictures is ensured by the printing process. Each print is numbered, signed and accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity, which includes a numbered hologram, the title of the work and its reference, the place and date of shooting, the edition number of the print and the total number of editions, the dimensions and nature of the paper, the date and place of printing, and the printing process used. These documents may be shown to be genuine by the presence of a Hahnemühle ® watermark and fluorescent security fibers.
Selling pictures through renowned purveyors
To make our nature photographs available on a large scale, we decided to make some of our projects available to agencies such as Seapics.com, Alamy.com, Getty.com, NaturesImages or Belpress.com. These agencies have specific requirements which require us to remain open to new techniques and develop alternative approaches.
Thematic photo trips and workshops
We organize and animate photo trips as well as photography workshops on underwater, wildlife and landscape photography. Our goal is to bring together other photographers who have the same passion for the beauty of nature. Our travels and photography workshops are an opportunity for us to share our knowledge about the environments and habits of wildlife as well as our expertise in photographic techniques. With other lovers of the beauties of nature, we move forward in our quest for photographic inspiration, and sharing techniques often opens new creative doors. We are fortunate and honored to have trained hundreds of photographers.
Publication of books
We regularly publish books on photographic techniques, as well as coffee-table books. These books allow us to show others the beauties of nature through our pictures. Sharing techniques often opens new creative doors for other photographers who share our vision.
Publication of technical articles
We also publish regularly in numerous international magazines. Prestigious magazines like ‘Scuba Diving’ and ‘Sport Diver’ in the United States, ‘Diver Canada’, ‘Asian Diver’ in Singapore, ‘Réponses Photo’, ‘Chasseurs d’Images’, ‘Images et Nature’, and ‘Plongée Magazine’ in France, ‘Unterwasser’ in Germany, and ‘Nurkovania’ in Poland, have allowed us to showcase the beauty of nature through photography, technical articles and reports. We love these opportunities to show our holistic view subject by offering diverse stories from our experiences and both written and photographic evidence of nature’s beauty.
An artistic vision of the beauties of nature
We are multifaceted professional photographers combining solid technical photographic skills, the ability to speak and write in two languages, and consistent willingness to share our passion for nature’s beauty. Our computer skills are a plus in this business where computers play a major role. All these elements support our one goal: to share and communicate our passion for the beauties of nature.
Our business: professional photographers
Our artistic vision
Portfolio: Lights and colors
Portfolio: shades in blacks and whites
We are fascinated and passionate about the beauties of nature. We love to see the landscapes and observe wild animals whether on land or underwater. We have chosen to become professional photographers to share the emotions we feel when we observe nature whether it be on land or underwater. Our goal is to create art with our photographs. We always try to transform the banal into a contemplative and artistic interpretation.
We are wildlife professional photographers, landscape professional photographers and underwater professional photographers. We also strive to document nature with a focus on conservation and education.
We make art prints from our artistic photographs. These art prints are available on our website. We make exhibitions to show all the beauties and the incredible richness of nature that surrounds us.
We also love to share our love for the beauties of nature with other photographers. To communicate our know-how and to exchange our techniques and our points of view, we organize wildlife photography workshops, underwater photography workshops and landscape photography workshops. We gather together people who have the same passion as us for the beautiful photographs taken in nature.