Learn the Techniques of Artistic Photography

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All these articles are dedicated to artistic photography for landscape, wildlife or underwater photographs.

Example of a narrative photo of a landscape. Torrent in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Photo in colour by Amar Guillen.

4 Reasons to Create Narrative Photos

4 Reasons to Create Narrative Photos Example of a narrative photo of a landscape. Torrent in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Photographic Storytelling Can Make Your Photos Extraordinary In my…
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An example of a narrative photo. Landscape of Island in the Sky in the Canyonlands in Utah in United States. Photo in black and white by Amar Guillen.

Why and How: Creating Impactful Narrative Photos

Why and How: Creating Impactful Narrative Photos In this article, I will give you the keys to succeed in your narrative photos. This technique will allow you to make your photos more interesting and…
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A doe and her fawn in a wood. Photo in color by Amar Guillen.

Evaluating the Potential of a Photo

The Evaluation of the Potential of a Photo A doe and her fawn in a wood. The Evaluation of the Potential of a Photo In one of the previous paragraphs, I mentioned that you should evaluate the…
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A low-key black and white photo of a swanling in a pond in Dombes. Photo taken from a floating blind.

Using Low Key in Wildlife Photography

Using Low Key in Wildlife Photography A low key black and white photo of a swanling in a pond in Dombes. Photo taken from a floating blind. Why and How: Photographing Wildlife in Low Key In the…
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A low-key landscape photograph of the Grand Canyon in black and white.

Low Key Landscape Photography

Low Key Landscape Photography A low-key landscape photograph of the Grand Canyon in black and white. Why and How to Photograph Landscapes in Low Key If you like to create landscape photographs, you…
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Black and white low-key photograph of a landscape of Caddo Lake in Texas. Photograph by Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

9 Tips to Master Low Key Photography

9 Tips to Master Low Key Photography and Create Good Photos Black and white low-key photograph of a landscape of Caddo Lake in Texas. Application to Photography If you have read the previous…
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Photograph of Antelop Canyon in black and white. Photograph by Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

Understand a Photo Visually and Semantically

Understanding a Photo Semiologically and Semantically This photograph in black and white of Antelop Canyon could be interpreted in different ways. Step 1: Visual Comprehension The visual…
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Road crossing Valley of Fire in black and white. Photograph by Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

Two Steps to Fully Understanding a Photo

Two Steps to Fully Understanding a Photo When you look at other photographers' photos for inspiration and new ideas, you analyze every inch to attempt to fully understand the images. You are looking…
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Abstract photo of nature created at the surface of a pond in La Dombes in France. Photograph by Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

5 Tips to Improve your Abstract Photos

5 Tips to Improve your Abstract Photos Abstract photo of nature created at the surface of a pond in La Dombes in France. Reason #4 For Creating Abstract Photos: Pushing the Limits of Your…
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Abstract photo created in Petrified Forest from a natural scene. Photograph from Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

5 Reasons for You to Create Abstract Photos

5 Reasons for You to Create Abstract Photos Abstract photo created in Petrified Forest from a natural scene. Some Abstract Photographers The photographers who have practiced or who practice abstract…
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Abstract photo created in Petrified Forest from a natural scene. Photograph from Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

Why and How: Creating Abstract Photos

Why and How: Creating Abstract Photos Do you want to explore new creative avenues in photography? Do you feel the need to make different photos to convey your emotions and messages? You may be asking…
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Landscape in black and white of the Grand Canyon from the south rim in Arizona. Photograph by Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

10 Traps to Avoid If You Want to Create Good Photos

10 Traps to Avoid If You Want to Create Good Photos If you are like me, then you may have wondered how to create interesting pictures that are different from the ones you have already seen. You and I…
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Abstract conceptual photo of a landscape of Petrified Forest in Arizona. Photograph by Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

Why and How : Defining Your Photographic Why

Why and How: Defining Your Photographic "Why" Do you know what all successful photographers have in common, besides having 10 to 15 years of photographic experience? They have a strong photographic…
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Turtle swimming in the Red Sea in black and white. Photograph by Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

5 Rules to Judge a Photo Subjectively

5 Rules to Judge a Photo Subjectively Turtle swimming in the Red Sea. Peacefulness, tranquility, and elegance characterize this black and white underwater photo. How Judging Subjectively? You…
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Photograph in black and white of a manta ray in Maldives during a night dive. Photograph by Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

Why and How Judging a Photograph Subjectively

Why and How Judging a Photograph Subjectively When judging photos, whether personal or those of other photographers, you certainly use so-called objective criteria. But why would not you use purely…
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Photograph in black and white of a road to Monument Valley in Arizona. Photograph by Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

6 Steps to Define a Good Photo

6 Steps to Define a Good Photo When you are out in the field studying the result of a shot on your camera screen, sometimes you say to yourself: “That's a good picture. I’ll keep it.” Or maybe you…
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Two lions in Kenya. Photographed in black and white. Photograph by Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

To Create Aesthetics Photos, Print your Images

To Create Aesthetics Photos, Print your Images Two lions in Kenya. Photographed in black and white. How Defining Aesthetics in Photography? By now you probably understand that photographic aesthetics…
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Waterfall of the Blue Nile in Ethiopia. Photograph by Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

4 Tips to Create Aesthetics Photos

4 Tips to Create Aesthetics Photos Do you think an aesthetic photo actually means anything? Have you ever used the expression “this picture is aesthetic"? Can we take a moment to talk about…
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Conceptual photograh created with reflection of a landscape of Yellowstone on water. Fine art work from the collection 'Forgotten Paradises'.

Why and How: Creating Conceptual Photographs

Why and How: Creating Conceptual Photographs Have you ever considered creating conceptual photographs directly from the natural elements? Have you ever tried to share a new perspective or vision of…
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Young walia ibex photographed in black and white in Ethiopia. Photograph by Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

How to Create Wildlife Photos in Black and White

How to Create Wildlife Photos in Black and White Have you ever wanted to create wildlife photographs that have impact and convey authentic emotions? Have you ever wanted to go beyond a simple…
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Black and white photograph of a bison in Yellowstone in summer. The details, the form, the structures were necessary to correctly show the scene.

8 Tips for Seeing your Photos in Black and White

8 Tips for Seeing your Photos in Black and White When you photograph nature scenes for black and white prints, what do you see? Do you imagine the scene in color or in black and white ? The answer to…
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Snowy landscape of Yellowstone during winter.

3 Steps for Giving Meaning to Your Photos

3 Steps for Giving Meaning to Your Photos in 3 Steps You have most likely heard the expression "giving meaning to your photos" in magazines, exhibitions, or photo blogs. But what exactly does this…
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This photograph of a waterfall in the Smoky Mountains is constructed with different elements. It evokes the time passing.

Why and How: Defining a Photograph

Why and How: Defining a Photograph Have you ever had the curiosity to search for the definition of a photograph? If you have already researched, then you will have noticed that it does not really…
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The magic of conceptual photography. A photo from the 'Illusions' art prints collection.

Why and How: Developing a Photographic Consciousness

Why and How: Developing a Photographic Consciousness Your passion may lie in terrestrial or underwater photography. Or perhaps photography is your hobby, a way to relax and escape the stress of your…
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Landscape photography requires great mastery to use photographic language (bisons in a meadow under a cloudy sky).

A Universal Photographic Language Does Not Exist

The Universal Photographic Language Does Not Exist Landscape photography requires great mastery to use photographic language (bisons in a meadow under a cloudy sky). Artistic Photography Has Two…
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Underwater photography requires great mastery to use the photographic language (goby on a hard coral).

Why and How Speaking in the Language of Photography

Why and How Speaking in the Language of Photography As I said in this article, photography is a means of artistic expression. It has a language. Like with any language, the author must be able to…
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CThis artistic photograph of a buffalo is subjective because the choice of the attitude, the composition, the framing.

Why: Artistic Photography is Subjective

Why: Artistic Photography is Subjective Photography in general is subjective. Artistic photography specifically is even more so. Whether it is the photographer, author, or the collector of…
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This photograph of a female gelada in Ethiopia is an example of photographic writing. It is part of the collection "Portraits of Geladas".

5 Steps to Master the Photographic Writing

5 Steps to Master the Photographic Writing Photography is a form of art, which I discussed in this article. Art makes it possible to express emotions and to transmit messages. In this article, I also…
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This photograph of the fine art collection 'The paths of the spirit' was the subject of a precise analysis before the shooting.

Why and How Mastering the Semiology in Photography

Why and How Mastering the Semiology in Photography A nature scene can be photographed in a multitude of ways. The change in composition, framing, or point of view generates hundreds of possibilities.…
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This photograph was created for the collection 'Musical notes on water'.

Why and How Creating Fine Art Photos

Why and How Creating Fine Art Photos Defining art photography (fine art photography) is complex and difficult. For years, we have been trying to express ourselves as photographic artists, and through…
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For this collection of art photographs dedicated to the underwater world, I have spent years in different regions of the world.

Apply a Method to Find Inspiration in Photography

Apply a Method to Find Inspiration in Photography For this collection of art photographs dedicated to the underwater world, I have spent years in different regions of the world. Tip # 8: Finding…
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For this collection of art pictures devoted to monkeys, I worked for 3 years in remote areas.

Emotions Are a Source of Inspiration for Your Photos

Emotions Are an Inexhaustible Source of Inspiration for Your Photos For this collection of art pictures devoted to monkeys, I worked for 3 years in remote areas. Tip # 2: Practicing Humility Although…
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Minimalist picture of a bighorn sheep in Yellowstone in winter.

8 Techniques for Creating Minimalist Photos

8 Techniques for Creating Minimalist Photos I like to create minimalist photographs because it fits perfectly into my artistic vision. This photographic approach may seem simple and natural at first…
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This photograph of a red deer in Europe at dawn is an artistic approach.

Photography is an Art Different from Others

Photography is an Art Different from Others This photograph of a red deer in Europe at dawn is an artistic approach. What is a Piece of Art? In a very general way, a piece of art is an aesthetic…
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This photo of a torrent in the Smoky Mountains is a photographic artistic approach..

Why Photography is A True Artistic Discipline

Why Photography is A True Artistic Discipline Are all photographic disciplines artistic? Are all photographers’ artists? These essential questions are, in my view, as important as those relating to…
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Underwater wrecks are perfect subjects to tell stories and to make working  the imagination of the viewers.

A Practical Method to Tell a Story with a Photo

A Practical Method to Tell a Story with a Photo Underwater wrecks are perfect subjects to tell stories and to make working the imagination of the viewers. What, When, Where and Why? In a photo…
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Animal behaviors are interesting subjects for telling stories in artistic photographs.

Why and How Telling a Story through A Photo

Why and How Telling a Story through A Photo Creating photographs of nature is an extraordinary way to communicate, convey messages, or arouse certain emotions in the viewer. In my article on editing…
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Amar Guillen. Professional Photographer Artist of nature.

Amar Guillen is an artist photographer. He creates for you fine art prints of nature. Amar expresses in images and emotions the infinite mysteries that conceal nature. He has developed a personal, artistic, and contemplative photographic language.

The quest of Amar Guillen is to highlight the preciousness of nature and to sublimate it.

His adventure with photography began in 1987 when he purchased his first camera.

He began to feel at that time, a real fascination for the sumptuous landscapes which surround him and the fauna which populates them. The need to express emotions in images is already being felt.

In 2003, he became a professional nature photographer. Since, he devotes himself entirely and professionally to artistic photography. His research crystallizes around the underwater space, the animal universe and the terrestrial landscapes.

 

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