An excerpt from the upcoming book “Seeing Simplified – 100 Photographic Deliberations” – Part 2

olafphoto Inspiration & Ideas

Today I am delighted to share with you another excerpt from my upcoming book, “Seeing Simplified – 100 Photographic Deliberations.” I hope you enjoy this Simplicity-In-Seeing exclusive.  Embrace the Shadow Krakow There would be no photography without light and shadow. It is amazing how many photographers are dismissive of this truism. In the meantime, those dark areas in your image often play a crucial role navigating your viewer toward your subject or even providing a black canvas for the entire …

This content is for 99 dollars a year members only.

Log In Subscribe

In search of a new “seeing” – manoeuvring visual risk-taking in a risk-averse photographic world.

olafphoto Inspiration & Ideas

Olafphoto discusses the importance of pushing a photographer’s vision and entering a new world of seeing. Why, despite all the personal and social pushbacks, this approach is a must for every creative photographer. Kevin, one of our subscribers, asked a very important question. He wrote: “As you know, your attitude and imagery inspire me a lot. Lately, I challenge myself and take visual risks. However, when I show my pictures to my friends they react differently; it’s like they don’t …

This content is for 99 dollars a year members only.

Log In Subscribe

Combining (unrelated) Elements in Seeing

olafphoto Composition and Lighting

How can you create a stunning image from unrelated elements? How do you combine those elements to craft a compelling photograph? Why do observation and patience play such an important role in the process? This in-depth article will show you new ways of seeing your street and combining elements to design new worlds without using Photoshop. People sometimes ask me if I am a street photographer and I must admit I have a hard time answering this question. The problem …

This content is for 99 dollars a year members only.

Log In Subscribe

Photography – The Art of Observation

olafphoto Inspiration & Ideas

Look through this old delivery truck’s window helped me to frame the scene and show a different perspective on the city. On the surface the photographic process appears to be easy and straightforward. You grab a camera and capture whatever you like. This is true for someone who doesn’t aim at creating a photograph but rather performs the mechanical task of pressing the shutter button to take a snap. However, if you are interested in creating a photograph, the process …

This content is for 99 dollars a year members only.

Log In Subscribe

Mechanics of Seeing

olafphoto Inspiration & Ideas

Learning the technical aspects of photography is relatively easy and there are plenty of aids to help. However, in contrast to common belief, this is not the most important element of photography. Much more important than technical considerations is fluency in the mechanics of seeing. This is the process that starts with observation and ends with the click of a shutter button. In between, there is an entire sequence of thoughts, processes and actions, which require enormous intellectual and physical …

This content is for 99 dollars a year members only.

Log In Subscribe