Nature photography • Ferns and Feathery Leaves

After a long break from blogging and all these events that happened to my country, I’m starting from the point I stopped two months ago, following the suggestion that photography and art, in general, should inevitably be shared somehow, because otherwise they are like non-existent.  photo by jwp on Flickr During this May, we had visited the picturesque village of Ano Poroia in the Belles mountain. The weather was ideal, sunny but not too hot. We walked in a small uphill path, which starts after the last tavern and the trout fish farming unity. This path guides you in the forest under the thick foliages. There I … Continue reading Nature photography • Ferns and Feathery Leaves

Three of my photos in the Top 25% Most Voted

© ioanna papanikolaou Flowers are a very common subject in photography and there are plenty of them everywhere. Every species, every color, every angle is well covered by many wonderful captures and portfolios. Yet, when you hold a camera and meet a beautiful blossom, it is almost inevitable to photograph it. You want to keep in file this moment of unrepeatable freshness and ephemeral beauty.  Another issue is to choose the right photos to submit in a contest. I always find it so difficult to choose, which is more appropriate to the theme and has more chances to win a good rank. … Continue reading Three of my photos in the Top 25% Most Voted

Photo & Notes. Weather And Landscape Photography

Abandonned fishing boat by ioanna papanikolaou S DSC_1279_1969_2005

A few days before a friend uploaded a photo on instagram from my favorite Prespes region only to remind me how differently scapes look not only from season to season, but also from day to day. Weather and light can transform completely the scenery and I think that this is one of the reasons landscape photography is so endlessly. It’s also so inspirational to make series of photos from the same point of view taken in different time and with different weather. The scenes compared would have many things to surprise us!

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Photo Diary • Reflections In Photography and Tips

photo by JWP on flickr Reflections in photography belong to these amazing moments that the subject of a photo is mirrored in a surface and its idle is captured by a camera. They add a surrealistic beauty in our photos and increase their interest. There are many things to consider about a composition with reflections and in most of them our eye decides subconsciously.  Element  Water element covers a huge chapter of reflection in photography. But, it’s not enough to be near water. As Lao Tzu said, “no one can reflect on streaming water”.  And, for clear and vibrant water … Continue reading Photo Diary • Reflections In Photography and Tips

Photo Contest • Summer Landscapes

Summer is only few days far… I don’t want to repeat myself, but I have this feeling that as my years are increased, the time flies faster. Before some posts I wrote about spring contests and first blooming flowers that I’ve photographed and now I’m participating in a contest about summer landscapes. Sometimes I wonder if writing an everyday blog post, it could slow down the time, or the way I perceive it. That’s a thought to consider… © ioanna papanikolaou About this week contest, the site photocrowd.com celebrates summery nature in a N-Photo-sponsored contest for a chance to be published … Continue reading Photo Contest • Summer Landscapes

Twelve Free E-books for Street Photography

Street photography is one of my favourite photography fields although I don’t do much. But, I always find it inspirational and striking to watch these photos, no matter if they capture current moments from cities all around the world or scenes of the past, like Vivian Maier’s black and white portfolio.  Instant by Papanikolaou Joanna on 500px When we talk about street photography, we suppose that it is about photos that we take on streets. But, the truth is that we don’t need a street or even urban environment to consider a photo as a street photograph. The idea is … Continue reading Twelve Free E-books for Street Photography