Jim TsiolesChicago, Illinois
Jim Tsioles is a Chicago based photographer excelling in Architecture, Landscape, as well as Commercial Projects. After graduating from Columbia College’s film school, Jim created documentaries and other video projects. He has gravitated towards ph...
About Jim Tsioles
Jim Tsioles is a Chicago based photographer excelling in Architecture, Landscape, as well as Commercial Projects. After graduating from Columbia College’s film school, Jim created documentaries and other video projects. He has gravitated towards photography over video with the belief that fine art images are more accessible for viewing and thus is able to share more of his vision with the world in this medium. His photography style holds close to the reality of the scene, keeping in mind art is subjective and when necessary, manipulation serves a purpose. Striving for complete perfection, Jim takes control of the entire process from capture to most importantly the finished print produced on his large format Fine Art printers. For Jim, photography is very much a personal and intimate reflection of something meaningful which can be shared and communicated through images. Never satisfied, he inspires to continue a deeper refined learning of the craft.
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Loch Eckon: August 15, 2019 at 11:36 am
Many instances of mine when shooting fall colors say in places like the Great Smokey Mountains, distant grey haze covered hills (and sky) lack so little color that they clash with the wonderful reds and yellows of foreground leaves. Yet this image pleases the eye for the reason that the colors are muted in the entire image. I suspect that you took the dehaze tool in the negative direction.Re: Calm after the stormReply #1 on: August 7, 2019 at 11:49 pm
The left side of the image appears to cast a back-lit effect onto the trees, making their silhouette pop in a dynamic way. This is a good example that shows off many elements of design.Re: streamReply #2 on: August 1, 2019 at 9:44 pm
The creek is a strong diagonal element, but is leading the eye straight out of the frame and causing a jarring triangle in the frame’s edge.Re: pavementReply #3 on: July 22, 2019 at 6:13 pm
Curious as to why you decided for the long exposure? It seems those clouds could have been dramatic on their own.
There is something working in the shot with the low angel and making a separation between the long exposed sky and large rock. There is a lot of detail at the very bottom of the composition that is slightly taking attention away from the rest of the image. Maybe crop a bit of the bottom out… Also, the image is helped by that the top of the frame is not completely taken over by the clouds.Re: Death Valley B&WReply #4 on: July 19, 2019 at 6:24 pm
To be honest I’ve gone through my medium formate phase and I’m over it.
This quote drew my attention.
I’ve always wanted to own a medium format for the resolution power and truthfully couldn’t stand seeing another medium format article on these sites. Anyway, I have my tricks to get more data + more dynamic range for making larger prints and was sort of refreshed to hear the comment.
The new Sony a7riv will likely be my new camera. Though it might take away all the fun I’m accustomed to, like, needing to bracket and use luminosity masks in photoshop, taking multiple stiched shots for resolution, carrying all the extra weight in nodal sliders and panoramic heads, not to mention all of my lenses on an over night trek….j/k. In reality learning these “tricks”/methods was fun to me and I’ve always looked forward to hearing about a new approach. I think many of us might be addicted to learning these methods more than actually shooting. I guess for the more experienced a lot of that thrill is gone and the act of shooting is now second nature, which is a good thing.
With the advent of new technology shifts, I guess every generation goes through different methods of creating images. I wonder what the next stage will be. Will all the “fun” go away with it? I know one thing, the most important thing, transcending your vision might be made easier with new cameras like the a7riv. Many will welcome the ease of these new cameras, but I feel some of the mystique is gone.