Training Like an Athlete

In the same way as athletes train every day, says Rafael Rojas, it is important that we photographers include the practice of photography in our daily life, so that we are always evolving our art

Photography is an activity which entails the use of one’s hands, brain, eyes and soul, all of which get rusty when not used for a long time.

Our photographic activity relies on being able to use a camera as if it were an extension of our body. It demands from us the ability to truly see, paying attention to those details which frequently escape ‘normal’ attention and being able to visualise the world in terms of forms, lines, textures and tones. It demands a constant process of self-exploration where we think, feel and discover the concepts we want to explore with our photography. As we progress in the practice of our photographic endeavours through life, we hone all these abilities and skills as if we were …

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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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