Strengthen Your Photographic Mindset to Make Your photos More creative

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All these articles are dedicated to photography mindset to create interesting 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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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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Landscape in black and white of Monument Valley. Photograph created for a book. Photograph by Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

2 Tips for Creating Purposeful Photos

2 Tips for Creating Purposeful Photos Landscape in black and white of Monument Valley. Photograph created for a book. Reason #2 for Creating Purposeful Photos: Pleasing Your Audience When you create…
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Silhouette of a red deer stag during the rut of the deer. Photo created for an exhibition. Photograph by Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

Why and How: Creating a Purposeful Photo

Why and How: Creating a Purposeful Photo Have you ever wondered how some photographers manage to win the most prestigious contests or receive credit at elaborate exhibitions? The answer is simple.…
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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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Spoonbill in backlight photographed in La Dombes from a floating blind. Photograph by par Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

How Increasing Your Confidence in Your Photos

How Increasing Your Confidence in Your Photos Are you familiar with the syndrome of lacking confidence as a photographer? It manifests in those individuals who take incredible and unique photos but…
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Landscape in black and white of Canyon de Chelly Arizona in United States. Photograph by Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

How to Manage the Criticism of Your Photos

How to Manage the Criticism of Your Photos Have you ever dealt with negative criticism of your photographs? Have you ever felt totally discouraged after hearing or reading malicious reviews of your…
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Landscape in black and white of Canyon de Chelly Arizona in United States. Photograph by Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

6 Steps for Mastering Meaningful Photos

6 Steps for Mastering Meaningful Photos Are you able to describe the entire process of creating interesting photographs? Do you feel like you are making progress in photography and creating photos…
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Red Deer Stag Bugling in France in October. Photograph by Amar Guillen, artist photographer.

3 Fundamental Errors to Avoid in Photography

3 Fundamental Errors to Avoid in Photography Do you like to take pictures for photographic projects, or keep a record of intense moments you have experienced? If so, then these precious memories are…
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Landscape in color of Valley of Fire in Nevada at sunrise. Photograph by Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

Be Simple and Tell Stories to Improve Your Photos

Be Simple and Tell Stories to Improve Your Photos Valley of Fire in Nevada at sunrise. Tip #8: Look at Nature in a Different Way If you want to create interesting and creative nature photographs, do…
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Landscape in black and white of the Sand Dunes in Death Valley. Photograph by Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

To Improve Your Photos Use Emotions

To Improve Your Photos, Use Emotions Landscape in black and white of the Sand Dunes in Death Valley. Tip #1: Creating Photos That Look Like You The main principle of artistic photography is to…
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Landscape in black and white of the Sand Dunes in Death Valley. Photograph by Amar Guillen, photographer artist.

15 Steps to Improve Your Photos

15 Steps to Improve Your Photos Do you want to truly improve the quality of your nature photographs by making them more interesting and creative? Do you want to go above and beyond in making…
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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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Photograph created in Yellowstone for the fine art collection 'Paths of Mind'.

5 Steps for Developing a Photographic Mindset

5 Steps for Developing a Photographic Mindset You may think that creating creative and artistic photographs only requires a camera, lens, technical skills, and a photographic culture. It is a good…
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Landscape in color of Red Rock Canyon in Nevada, United States.

9 Steps for You to Last in Photography

9 Steps for You to Last in Photography If you are a nature photographer, then taking photographs is your passion. You spend a lot of effort and energy to make interesting photos. One of your wishes…
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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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Photograph in color of a landscape of Monument Valley.

The 36 Qualities That Define a Good Photographer

The 36 Qualities That Define a Good Photographer You may be wondering if you are a good photographer. Although your question is legitimate, the answer is not easy. Your analysis must be objective. In…
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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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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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Spatule blanche en contre-jour photographiée depuis un affût flottant en Dombes.

Why You Should Define Your Photographic Identity

Why You Should Define Your Photographic Identity Do you wonder why you are unable to create consistent series of photos? Do you always recognize the signature of some photographers who inspire you,…
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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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Landscape of Caddo Lake in Texas. Bald Cypress growing in the lake.

Why It Takes Time to Create an Art Photograph

Why It Takes Time to Create an Art Photograph When I create artistic photographs, I perform a deliberate, conscious, and thoughtful act in pursuit of specific goals. It is a meticulous job before,…
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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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We waited a week before creating this photograph. We wanted the sun at this particular place. We proceeded by method.

7 Tips to Create your Photos in a Methodical Way

7 Tips to Create your Photos in a Methodical Way When I create a series of photographs for clients or photographic projects, I leave little room for chance. Over the years, I have developed a process…
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To create this photo of a gray heron in this environment, we waited for hours.

5 Steps to Create Interesting Photos

5 Steps to Create Interesting Photos Every day, tens of millions of photographs are created throughout the world. All social strata, that is, the diversity of culture, is affected by this…
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On the heights of Death Valley.  Why take this photo?

Why are you taking pictures?

Why are you taking pictures? We meet many photographers who have never asked why they were taking pictures. This fundamental question has no single answer. Every person who uses a camera has his own…
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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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Hummingbird in flight foraging a flower.

My “10-10-10-30-40 rule” in Photography

The “10-10-10-30-40 rule” in Photography How do you make a great and memorable photo? How do the great photographers do it? I hear these questions at some point during every photo workshop. To answer…
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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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