Join Justin Reznick for an in-depth discussion in this video The artist's philosophy on creative photo techniques, part of Creative Photography Techniques.
- Early on in my career, an image to me was of a landscape, and it was very natural and realistic. I didn't want to put something in there that wasn't there. I wanted it to represent my vision, but also be, you know, as authentic as I could make it. And then I got into leading workshops and meeting a lot of amazing people. And the more people I met, the more I realized, it's not just about what I can teach them, it's about what they can teach me.
And I meet people who say, "I'd love to do ICMs, "or Intentional Camera Movements." And I say, "Oh, well what's that all about?" Or I, I love doing multiple exposure work and I started to realize photography's so much bigger than a standard image that through the use of tools in the camera or tools on the computer, the creative aspects of photography as a whole have grown so much. Now, I still approach landscapes in a very similar way. I still try and keep it natural, in fact, more natural than ever, I saturate less than I ever did and I'm trying to keep it authentic.
But then, I get these bursts of creativity where a great example in Chicago, I did a multiple exposure of a flamingo, it's a wonderful statue. Or New Zealand, when I was photographing the coast. I did a ICM of sunset striking the wave. And these moments of creativity have been exciting and have really gotten me to explore other areas and I feel as though, the more creative you are, the more types of photography you embrace, the more fun you can have, and ultimately that's what this is about, is having the most fun you can with the tools that you have.
- Taking creative multiple-exposure approaches
- Using intentional camera movement for unique looks
- Applying Topaz texture effects to blend textured backgrounds
- Turning photos into creative impressions