Holger Glaab | Shades of Grey

The most important advice is to get out, use your gear, try different angles of view, different positions, different weather, and light conditions. In my experience weather and light changes so often and not only at modern architecture and this finally leads to different ways to see and present a building. Try different filter types (ND, GND, and polarizer) and how they influence the look of your image.

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Architecture Photography by Holger Glaab
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Architecture in Black and White by Oscar Lopez

How and when did you start photography and what was your learning path?
I was drawn to photography since I was a little kid. My father used to have different kind of cameras and each time I visited him he showed me what he had got. One time he lend me a Nikon SLR for a trip to Spain. I don´t remember the model but it worked fully manually: metering, focusing, flash light, everything. So it was very interesting getting to know how a camera works. Somehow I lost the interest during my teenage years and it was only as a young adult when I bought my first DSLR and decided to learn everything about photography not only on how to use a digital reflex camera but also how composition works and all different kinds of techniques there are.

I started reading books from different authors, starting with how-to practical books like Scott Kelby´s Digital Photography series and then getting into the likes of The Art of Photography by Bruce Barnbau to learn how to use photography as a mean of expression and finally reading Bruce Percy´s Art of Self Awareness, Simplifying Visualisation, Composition and Understanding Light in order to refine my approach to photography.

But the learning process never actually ends and this is the beautiful thing about photography and art. There is always something new for me and this is why I spend a considerable part of my free time on social network admiring the work of others and studying it and reading magazines blogs and books that don’t even need to be related to photography at first but where I get some new ideas and inspirations about what to do next. I like also studying the concepts of aesthetics and the psychology of beauty to understand better why it is that we find some images and compositions more beautiful than others.

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Architecture in Black and White by Oscar Lopez
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Shades of Grey | Huibo Hou

Huibo Hou is a Chinese born photographer, now living in the USA. She is working on Landscapes with the will to turn these images into Art. Her framing is perfect, and so is her post-processing. You will recognize some Masters influences that helped her create her unique style.

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Landscapes by Huibo Hou
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Africa is a fantastic destination for travel and street portraits photographers. People there are eager to be on photographs. When a great artist, Giovanni Cavalli, goes there, he brings back incredible portraits.

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With Vedran Vidak, we visit another different reality. As Giovanni Cavalli above, he produces amazing street portraits. Look at the eyes in his portraits. The way he captures feelings is just extraordinary.
by Jean Michel Missri.

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Matty Karp | Shades of Grey

“I love Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings. I was once looking at a book of her flower paintings,which were either erotic or abstract,and it occurred to me that I could try and create similar images with my camera. I got out and using a simple point and shoot camera I took close ups of flowers which produced abstract and erotic images. I received very positive responses and it encouraged me to continue.”

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Interview with Matty Karp
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Veselin Atanasov | Shades of Grey

With Veselin Atanasov, we move to a more dreamy world with dark and moody landscapes. His images are full of almost invisible details and it takes some time to see them all. You will feel like going back to an image trying to see if you missed something, what always happen. —Jean Michel Missri, Editor

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Veselin Atanasov
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Arkadiy Kurta | Shades of Grey

Arkadiy Kurta works essentially as a nude photographer, but that’s not what I wanted to show from him. I loved both his portrait and street scenes. He is an outdoor photographer that works with a plan in mind and produces very strong images. —Jean Michel Missri, Editor

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Arkadiy Kurta
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