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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Creating Artistic Photographs Part 3

Dreams During our Fall 2019 Northern New Mexico workshop we visited the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe.  We spent hours admiring Georgia’s art, marveling at her interpretation of the landscape and of all that is found within it.  Bones, flowers, mesas,...

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  • Alain Briot
    Alain Briot
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    Creating Artistic Photographs Part 3
    on: November 19, 2019 at 11:37 am

    There’s a lot in common between photography and painting, both being two dimmentional visual mediums and both relying on the same compositional principles.  However for me the relationship is deeper than that because I was first trained as a painter having attended the Beaux Arts in Paris first and studied photography, at the American Center in Paris, second.  With film the relationship between painting and photography was tedious because most of what I could do with painting could not be done with photography.  Film captures were unforgiving and un-malleable.  This changed when digital came about, making the relationship between photography and painting much closer.  Today I can do most of what I did with painting using digital captures and processing.  Of course the facture of a photograph will never be that of a painting but that’s the beauty of it. If I wanted to create paintings I would paint!  What I want is create photographs that I can shape to my heart desire and for that digital capture and processing are what I was waiting for.

    Author of Mastering Landscape Photography and 3 other books.
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    Alain Briot
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    Re: Creating Artistic Photographs Part 3
    Reply #1 on: November 17, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Thank you John.  I am pleased you enjoyed this essay.  When I started photography I was inspired by the work of photographers but as my work evolves my inspiration is more and more rooted in the work of painters.

    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: New Article Published – Creating Artistic Photographs 
Variations on a Raw File
    Reply #2 on: July 23, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    Very interesting and inspiring article. One thing I would like to know though is a hint on the technique used. Was it achieved in raw converter (CO etc.) or in “photoshop”?
    Dave

    Hi Dave,

    The color changes were done in Photoshop.  I thought I mentioned it in the essay but I may have left it out.  Eventually it is not about how I made the color changes but why, so that’s the reason I did not go into processing.  I wanted to focus on the artistic aspect rather than the technical.

    Thank you everyone for your positive comments.  I very much appreciate it.  I look forward to publishing many more essays on PhotoPXL!  We are off to a good start!

    Alain

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