Discover the Power of the Photographic Language to Create Your Photos

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All these articles are dedicated to photographic language for landscape, wildlife or underwater photographs.

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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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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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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Horizontal lines on the surface of the water with warm tones create a soft and soothing photograph.

Why and How: Using Lines in Nature Photography

Why and How: Using Lines in Nature Photography Lines are essential elements in nature photography. They accomplish multiple goals. In this article, I will give you the keys to incorporate the…
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The shape of the triangle between sailfish and sardines reinforces the reading of the image.

Why and How: Using Shapes in Nature Photography

Why and How: Using Shapes in Nature Photography Shapes can also be referred to as “optical surfaces”. They result from the combination of lines and angles. In nature photography, they can be real or…
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This photograph of sand dunes in California's Death Valley is an example of rhythm in a photograph.

Why and How: Mastering Rhythm in Nature Photography

Why and How: Mastering the Rhythm in Nature Photography Is your passion for nature photography? Underwater, terrestrial, animal or landscape? Have you ever thought about incorporating rhythm into…
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Black and white landscape photograph of Zabriskie Point in Death Valley, United States.

3 Steps for Reading and Appreciating a Photograph

3 Steps for Reading and Appreciating a Photograph You certainly look at hundreds of photographs daily. Whether for your personal projects, professional career or in articles you reference, your…
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Black and white photograph of a landscape of Antelope Island in the state of Utah in the United States.

Why and How: Judging a Photograph

How to Judge a Photo and Why In the article entitled "Why and how to analyze a photograph", you will learn about both my method and my reading grid, which enables the photographer to systematically…
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Photograph in black and white of Upper Antelop Canyon in Arizona.

4 Steps to Analyze a Nature Photograph

4 Steps to Analyze a Nature Photograph Every day, you will certainly search for photographic inspiration by browsing websites or by turning the pages of photography books. You analyze and judge each…
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This photograph of a 2-day old gelada required a week-long trip to the Simien Highlands in Ethiopia.

Storytelling Can Enhance the Impact of your Photos

Storytelling Can Enhance the Impact of your Photos You may believe that creating interesting photographs of nature depends on how the general photo project is defined, or your photographic identity,…
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This photograph of a red deer stag during the bugle is balanced in masses. No area is swinging in one direction or the other.

Why and How Mastering Masses in Nature Photography

Why and How: Mastering Masses in Nature Photography When you create a nature photograph, you must be very attentive to the balance of the masses, to prevent a poorly balanced photo. This concept of…
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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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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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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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The blue accentuates the peace and the quietness of the whale shark.

Learn the Language of Colors in Photography

Learn the Language of Colors in Photography The blue accentuates the peace and the quietness of the whale shark. Mixing Colors When composing a photograph, always look for a way to bring in contrast…
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In this photo of a purple heron, I worked the red colors to create contrast with the green.

How to Enhance Colors in Nature Photography

How to Enhance Colors in Nature Photography The colors in a photo have a strong impact on the emotions which the photo conveys. Fortunately, all kinds of colors are present in nature. They can appear…
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Pour composer cette photo de paysage, nous avons longtemps chercher le meilleur point de vue pour arranger tous les éléments.

Why and How Composing A Nature Photograph Well

Why and How Composing A Nature Photograph Well Knowing how to compose a nature photograph is just as important as knowing how to frame it, or choose a point of view, or manage the negative space. It…
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A pygmy seahorse framed with the rule of thirds.

Why and How to Correctly Frame When Photographing

Why and How to Correctly Frame When Photographing Not all moments are good for making a good photograph. The photographer Cartier-Bresson said, "There are decisive moments where you have to be…
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A good underwater photograph that respects our 10 criteria.

2 Methods for Judging a Photo

2 Methods for Judging a Photo All photographers, whether amateur or professional, are trying to accomplish the same thing: they want to take good photographs. It is an endless quest. Although most…
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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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