Since nature isn't just about flowers and plants, this gallery folder is for all my other photos whose main subject is something natural like landscapes, skies, the weather, and abstract nature.
It is incredible how the sky can change its appearance every couple of minutes, so keep looking out of the window and above your head for an interesting capture.
But nature has much more to offer, like the tiniest things that sometimes go unnoticed because of their very small size, or the abstractions that our eyes can't really see but that a camera lens with unusual settings can, turning the world into a surreal place.
Questions for the Photographer
Did you attend a course of study in photography?
No, I didn't. I'm a self-taught photographer and have been learning through attempts and mistakes and by looking at other photographers' work and advice. In addition to that, I've only recently started reading photography books and manuals about theory, practice, techniques, and digital post-production.
How do you feel about the tremendous changes in photographic practice in the past 10 years? Have you benefited or suffered from the changes?
I appreciate them and have undoubtedly benefited from them. Digital photography and recent technologies have opened new perspectives and possibilities to photographers, helping them improve their creativity. Today I feel freer to explore and experiment.
I've only recently started my activity as a photographer, so I haven't suffered from the switch from analog to digital photography directly. I can understand the meaning of a loss of prestige, since digital camera are easier to use in an effective way for hobbyists as well as professionals, and photographic techniques are no longer a mystery, but I do believe that the qualities of a photographer don't just depend on the camera.
Can photography make the world a better place? Is this something you personally work towards?
My photography is just my personal way to evade. And no, photography will never be enough to change the world nor make it a better place, not alone anyway, especially in a post-modern society saturated by tv.
Still, photography is the sharing of vision, ideas and cultures in a language that is comprehensible to everyone. Being very popular, it allows people from any part of the world to meet and learn from each other. And let's not forget that pictures make a room's walls prettier, the internet wouldn't be so popular without them: try imagining how empty the world would be without images!
Describe your relationship with digital post-production?
My relationship is positive: I use a dSLR camera and therefore my darkroom - or I should say "lightroom" - is called Photoshop. I spend several hours a week at the computer, doing my best to improve my images. Post-production has become my passion.
Could you work with any kind of camera?
I feel comfortable with any equipment as long as it's digital, but I have matured my preferences and have always worked with Canon bodies. I'm very experienced in digital post-processing, while I don't have enough practice in traditional film photography and none at all in darkroom work.
To be able to work properly with a camera, any camera, it is first necessary to practice a lot. Each of us ought to evaluate their needs and budget and choose their equipment accordingly.
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