Photography Anywhere

Photography is not something we should do exclusively on a weekend. Rather, says Rafael Rojas, it is a philosophy of life which can be integrated and experienced every single day of our lives

One of the most liberating ideas in photography is the fact that you can photograph without the need for a camera. As I explain to photographers who attend my workshops, 99% of an image is produced without the need for gear, technology or tools of any kind.

Photographing the landscape is about finding resonance with the land, waiting for the light, taking the time to discover the underlying soul of the place, and demolishing barriers to truly seeing a scene, such as tags and pre-conceived ideas. It is about deciphering mysteries, discovering what stopped us in our tracks in that specific location, finding the real subject behind the surface subject matter, asking ourselves questions, imagining, day-dreaming and visualising final photographs.

Photographing the landscape is about finding the correct place to set up the tripod and camera so that the perspective creates the visual design we need to better articulate the message, idea, concept, visual metaphor or essence of the place we want to photograph. It is about using …

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Rafael Rojas

Rafael Rojas is a fine art photographer, author and lecturer, whose work has been awarded in the most prestigious international photography competitions. His Fine Art prints, sold internationally, form part of numerous private and public collections.

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