The famous Chinese Photographer, Fan Ho, has sadly passed away at the ripe old age of 84 on Sunday, 19 June 2016.
Sunday afternoon I went out to Sandton to do long exposure, minimalist architectural photography. Unfortunately it was just too bright overcast when we started out, but later on the clouds became quite dramatic. I decided that instead of doing long exposures to capture some of the buildings with the aggressive skies as backdrops.
Danie discusses how he shot this impressionist image of two religious women walking passed a crimson coloured wall
Why create art? Simply because we have to. From personal experience, once an idea has seeded itself, I cannot move on until I have manifested that concept in some form or another. Once an idea has taken hold it will not relinquish until expressed. My art exists because my mind is held hostage and the only way to set it free is to create.
So what exactly is photographic art?
My idea for this project actually started out as a simple portrait shoot with some masks that I would source, but it slowly evolved as I planned it out. It became a little more personal as I tried to present little pieces of myself in each idea. This then evolved further when I realized through this process, that I often present myself to people in a manner which corresponds to the situation I am in and that I vary rarely show the real me. From this I decided to twist the mask idea a little, still showing these little bits of me, but in each shot, the mask reveals more than it hides.
DPC's founder and chief, Danie Bester's fine art photography has been featured in the latest edition of "The Collector's guide to Art and Artists in South Africa". Read all about it...
Here's one of my favourite artists in the world... Sarolta Bán! She specializes in Digital Photo Manipulation and Fine-Art; I must say, what a specialist indeed! Sarolta's work has been featured in a number of design, decor and photography magazines, she also won the Elle Magazine Young Talent Award for her ingenuity.
If you are a lover of film photography, or would like to transform some of your digital photos to take on a film look, then I have great news for you! Sony and DxO Labs are offering FilmPack 3 Essential as a free download until 31 October 2013.
Andreas Gursky's, Rhein II was sold at Christie's, New York for a whopping 4.3 Million USD on November 8, 2011. This makes it the world's most expensive photograph to date!
What John, The Mentor & Chief Lecturer for the Fine-Art Photography Course had to say: Danie and I had been discussing the development of an Intermediate Photography Course for some time. We had discussed what it would include and how it should be presented, then out of the blue one day he said it should focus on, and be centered around, the concept of fine art photography. My initial reaction was one of panic and scepticism, I mean does anyone anywhere actually know what fine art really is? I went off and did masses of research to create the material, we had long debates, more research and reworked the material again and again. Eventually low and behold we had a definition and understanding of the concepts we were trying to communicate which I am really proud of. I believe we are now better able to communicate through our course the principles of fine art photography and creativity than most content on the subject available anywhere.
Born and bred in South-Africa, Koos van der Lende is an extraordinary Landscape Photographer that is well known for using this genre of photography to create Fine-Art... Here is a collection of some of these Fine-Art pieces. Being a South-African Landscape Photographer for a couple of decades, Koos truly understands and cherishes the true and unmatched beauty of our African Landscape and what she has to offer; Creating photographs that portray her splendorous majesty... Koos is most definitely an iconic example of what a Landscape Photographer needs to make use of; When it comes to composition, colour and timing, not over-processing his photographs, he surely sets a high standard for others to follow in this genre. He has launched a Fine-Art Photographic Album, comprised of some of his top Landscape Photographs, click HERE to preview this album.
I've come across this beautiful video by world renowned, realist painter and artist, Nelson Shanks. Nelson Shanks created paintings of some of the most important people in the world. I know this is not a painting website, but after all, the definition of photography is "to paint with light". I often teach that we learn to shoot better portraits by looking at the paintings of old and contemporary masters. Through their paintings, they often teach us how to capture light, emotion, drama, mood and atmosphere. As photographers, we should not shy away from finding inspiration by studying the work of other artists and see how we can mimic it by using our cameras creatively.
Introducing a modern Master in the Art of Photography, Fan Ho... Since 1956, Fan Ho has won over 280 awards from international exhibitions and competitions worldwide. His black and white, mostly street scenes, are reminiscent of a minimalist photographer. His play with light and shadows exquisite. Here's a small compilation of some of Fan Ho's work.
Josef Hoflehner is a world-class Landscape and Fine Art Photographer that possesses the ability to turn any ordinary Landscape Photograph into a Fine Art Masterpiece... Featured here are some of the awe-inspiring photographs that Josef has created. Want to see more of his fantastic work, order prints, or books, then visit his website at http://www.josefhoflehner.com/
Featured here are 10 images of world renowned Street Photographer, Markus Hartel Markus is an award winning street photographer based in NYC. He boasts with numerous amazing street photographs that will knock your socks off! He also claims, and I quote: " the streets belong to me "