Impressionist Project In Melbourne
April 30, 2019 • Leave a Comment
After my Impressionist Melaka exhibition early this year, I started working on a project with impressionist images in Melbourne. While capturing images along the Yarra, Botanical Garden and various locations around Melbourne, I am learning more about this impressionist photography. This is some findings I want to share with you.
Shapes and forms are essential. They have to be recognisable. If the viewers cannot identify the objects, the theme of the story is missed. Too much wind, the image will be so messy that nothing will be recognisable. When there is no wind and the water is calm as a mirror, the point of the impressionist style is missed. Dealing with ripples on the water caused by the wind, you have to wait for the wind to settle to a gentle breeze, enough to distort the reflected image.
Light plays an essential factor in impressionist photography especially when the surface of the river is murky. Bright light will illuminate the colours of the subjects, this will reduce the amount of work in post-production.
Composition plays a vital role in impressionist photography. It needs to speak. I have been trying to put people in my captures, so far I have yet to get the actual images that I have in mind. By placing people in the picture, it will add another layer to the photos.
This is the halfway mark of the project. I plan to exhibit at the end of the year. These are themes that I captured so far, I hope you enjoy the viewing experience.
Keywords: Botanical Garden, Box Hill Garden, Canon EOS 7D, City Scape, Impressionist Photography, Moomba Festival, street photography, The Yarra
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