Alain Briot

Alain Briot

Glendale, Arizona

Author of Mastering Landscape Photography,Mastering Composition, Creativity and Personal Style, Marketing Fine Art Photography, and How Photographs are Sold. http://www.beautiful-landscape.com [email protected]

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Those Who Came Before Part One

Those Who Came Before Part One

To know ahead of time what you’re looking for means you’re then only photographing your preconceptions, which is very limiting. Dorothea Lange Introduction When I started landscape photography, I was influenced by those who came before me. I tried to create photographs...

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    Topic: Creating Artistic Photographs
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  • Alain Briot
    Alain Briot
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    Inkjet cartridges and landfill sites
    on: May 27, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    You can do the same in the US. Staples even gives you a discount on your next purchase when you return cartridges to them. And they take any ink carts, even the large pro models.

    Author of Mastering Landscape Photography and 3 other books.
    http://www.beautiful-landscape.com
    [email protected]

    Alain Briot
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    Re: Creating Artistic Photographs
 – Film to Digital Paradigm Shift Part 2
    Reply #1 on: May 25, 2021 at 1:52 am

    Thank you Terry. I would be interested to hear the opinion of photographers ‘with no film era influences.’ My experience with teaching writing is that new practitioners are just as resentful of the paradigm shift as older practitioners, albeitedly for different reasons. I believe this is true with photography. It is tempting to assume that photographers who started with digital and never used film are free of all limitations. In reality few are. The temptation to follow the previous paradigm is powerful both for previous and for new practitioners, for the reasons stated in my two essays.

    Author of Mastering Landscape Photography and 3 other books.
    http://www.beautiful-landscape.com
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    Alain Briot
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    Re: A Manual For Travel Photography Part One
    Reply #2 on: May 1, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    I enjoyed reading both essays, Part 1 and Part 2.  I particularly liked the first section of Part 1 about aims because it echoes some of my own concerns about photography today.  Peter puts it very well when he says it’s never been more difficult to stand out from the crowd! This makes it more important than ever to question my goals for taking a trip to a specific location.

    I also found the section on portraits in Part 2 interesting in part because I don’t do portraits of strangers and in part because I used to do street photography in Paris. I never paid anyone but I can see how it can help. Whatever works should be the modus operanti.  If it helps, why not.

    I was surprised there was no mention of social media posting since this is one of the most common activities of travel photographers today.  Personally I don’t do it,  preferring to post when I return home, but most people do post to social media constantly while traveling so a section on that would be appropriate.

    An enjoyable essay in any case.

    Author of Mastering Landscape Photography and 3 other books.
    http://www.beautiful-landscape.com
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    Alain Briot
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    Re: Creating Artistic Photographs 
Film to Digital Paradigm Shift: Part 1
    Reply #3 on: April 28, 2021 at 4:41 am

    In this essay, and in my other essays past and future, I use the term ‘raw file’ to describe my photographs as they appear in the raw converter with the default settings applied automatically by the converter.    I could say ‘photographs as they open in the raw converter with the default settings that are automatically applied by the converter without any input from me  other than loading the raw files in the converter.’  This may be more accurate from an engineering perspective but this unnecessarily lengthy and wordy.  Most importantly this is not how I talk, this is not my voice, so I just say ‘raw file’.

    So far, over the course of 4 books and over 400 essays published online and in print, nobody has had a problem with it.  However, if you find my use of the term ‘raw file’ confusing consider it my personal interpretation of the engineering-accurate raw file terminology and the re-writing of this terminology by myself, Alain Briot,  so that it is written and presented in layman’s terms that make sense in the context of my essays and of my approach to the subject which is artistic and rhetorical and not documentary and technical.

    Author of Mastering Landscape Photography and 3 other books.
    http://www.beautiful-landscape.com
    [email protected]

    Alain Briot
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    Re: Creating Artistic Photographs 
Film to Digital Paradigm Shift: Part 1
    Reply #4 on: April 27, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    I use the term ‘raw file’ to describe my photographs as they appear in the raw converter with the default settings applied automatically by the converter.    I could say ‘photographs as they open in the raw converter with the default settings that are automatically applied by the converter without any input from me  other than loading the raw files in the converter.’  This may be more accurate from an engineering perspective but this is not how I talk, this is not my voice, so I just say ‘raw file’.   If you find my use of the term ‘raw file’ confusing consider it my personal manipulation of the engineering-accurate raw file terminology and the re-writing of this terminology by Alain Briot so that it is written and presented in layman’s terms that make sense in the context of my essay and of my approach to the subject which is rhetorical and not technical.

    Author of Mastering Landscape Photography and 3 other books.
    http://www.beautiful-landscape.com
    [email protected]