Discover Different Photographic Techniques to Enhance Your Photos

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All these articles are dedicated to Photographic Techniques either in Landscape, Wildlife or Underwater Photography.

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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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To make this picture, we photographed the waterfall for 3 days. 150 pictures in total.

3 Steps for Realizing a Good Photo Editing

3 Steps for Realizing a Good Photo Editing Image editing is the phase of selecting a series of photographs that will be used as part of a photo project. This essential step makes it possible to…
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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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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 black and white photograph taken in the Racetrack Playain Death Valley.

Why and How: Creating Black and White Photos

Why and How: Creating Black and White Photos Do you want to create black and white photos, but do not know where to start? Are you moved and emotionally touched by monochrome photos, but do not…
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Photo sous-marine d'un nudibranche. En photographie sous-marine, la technique du bokeh est très intéressante en gros plan pour mettre des sujets en valeur.

Why and How Creating a Bokeh in Nature Photography

Why and How Creating a Bokeh in Nature Photography The technique of creating a bokeh is used in photography to make blurry backgrounds. A bokeh helps to highlight the points of interest in a photo,…
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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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The landscape photography is a complex area where the photographer must harmonize points of interests, lights and colors.

10 Tips for Landscape Photographers

10 tips for landscape photographers L andscape photography is one of the most practiced areas in photography. Nearly everyone has photographed a landscape at some point. Creating a landscape photo…
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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 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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