By Ignacio Palacios, Master of Photography
Foreword by Paul Hoelen, AIPP Master of Photography II
Commentary by Peter Eastway, AIPP Grand Master of Photography
Photographing natural landscapes is always exciting and we go to beautiful locations to discover, explore and capture our experience. Gaining the confidence and understanding of how to build these images to an award-winning standard can be a very fulfilling and worthwhile pursuit and empower you to share more of your work and grow much more into your potential as an image-maker. This eBook has been developed over time to contain some great tools and reflections to this end.
I have handpicked a selection of landscape images that have received an array of national and international photographic awards and accolades to showcase and explore in depth key aspects of composition, technique, light and storytelling that help contribute to their success.
“My goal with this book is to share my knowledge, accelerate your journey to creating award winning imagery and hopefully save you valuable time and avoid much of the heart break I have been through in the process.“ Ignacio Palacios
20 IMAGES DISSECTED
A Book Based On Facts
Should you dream of entering competitions, or simply wish to push yourself as a photographer, this book will be an invaluable part of the learning process. A must have book for those serious about landscape photography!
About the author... Who is Ignacio Palacios?
When it comes to photography and travel, few can rival Ignacio Palacios’ experience, skill, and passion. A third-generation photographer, Ignacio has been honoured with over 100 prestigious photography prizes and awards from around the world and has travelled to over 90 countries in his 20 years career. It’s little wonder he’s developed a reputation as a leading photographer in the fields of travel, landscape, and nature photography.
Born in Spain, Ignacio now calls Sydney, Australia home – though his unmistakable Spanish spirit continues to influence his work and define his signature style.
Combining his love of travel and photography has proved a powerful combination, and today Ignacio leads some of the world’s best photography tours to incredible destinations around the world. As an AIPP double Master of Photography, Ignacio shares his insight, experience, and technique with his clients to help them find their own success and joy on their photographic journey.
“I hope that through my images and my tours, I can open people’s eyes to the incredible world we live in. I want to give my guests both travel and photographic experience. We are privileged to have such a beautiful planet and it’s our responsibility to respect, cherish and protect it.”
Ignacio’s distinct, award-winning style can be defined by his mastery of composition, colour, and light. With his minimalistic style and unique ability to connect with his audience through storytelling through his images, Ignacio invites his audience to experience the subject not as how he captured it, but how he experienced it, evoking an emotional connection between the viewer, subject and artist.
Photography and travel will always be Ignacio’s passion, and he is dedicated to helping others ignite their passion too.
"This has been an amazing project to work on and I have really enjoyed it. This book will definetly help you on your photographic journey. This book is a must. "
RICARDO DA CUNHA
"This is the BEST eBook I have ever read, it's simple, so beautifully edited, brings so many ideas in one place with excellent examples"
"Simple and easy to understand language with great examples. You'll learn a lots of techniques and how the Masters develop their images to an award winning level."
"I keep going back to this book for inspiration. It is a concise and helpful resource and it is beautifully illustrated"
"I highly recommend this eBook to anyone who enjoys photography!"
"When I started entering competitions, I was sure I was sending amazing images but the scores I was getting back were not always what I was expecting or hoping for! It was often disappointing to be honest, but I was determined not to give up and to better understand why those images didn’t work for the judges and how I could improve"
“Whatever you do, don't buy this book! Ignacio is sharing far too many secrets - many of which I told him never to reveal in public! Then again, don't listen to me! If you're still not quite nailing your shots, this eBook is a great source of practical ideas that will put you on the right track!!”
Peter Eastway, AIPP Grand Master of Photography and Editor of Better Photography Magazine
Entering Photography Competitions
I love entering photography competitions and doing well brings genuine excitement but winning is not a pure science and can be just plain disappointing sometimes! Photography is at its essence a form of art, and as such, the judging process has some very subjective elements to it. Even though there are some consistent qualities to images that do well, winning a competition or receiving an award can ultimately come down to a matter of opinion and personal taste from the judges that are looking at your image at that particular time. Entering my imagery into photography competitions has been very important in my progression and development to becoming the photographer that I am today and this book will show you the creative process I followed for 20 award winning shots.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
A Word From The Author
“A lot of thought and consideration has been put into the individual articles and the collection that makes up this book, to present them in a way that is easy to read, empowering and educational. I hope you thoroughly enjoy them and feel inspired to use the practical, applicable knowledge contained within to take your photography to a whole new level.” Ignacio Palacios
A Word From The Author
There are a number of compositional rules that you will see repeated in many of the images as I’ve come to recognise them as a common component of award-winning imagery. Other important aspects such as use of light, contrast, colour and storytelling will also be explored in depth in each article. Learning how to see and how to create great imagery is not just about having a good eye or about having your eyes open, but about having an open mind. I hope that this book makes a difference in opening your mind even further and empowers you with a much greater ability to express yourself through your imagery.
The approach that I follow in the book is fairly simple, breaking down the image into its building blocks one concept a at time, in a logical and organized way. It is not always easy to put into words a personal photography style and vision. I know for me ,there has been a lot of trial and error, blood, sweat and tears gone into understanding the qualities, approaches and techniques that work and don’t work in supporting my own journey. I hope that this book will support your journey towards refining your style and help fast-track your image-making to an award-winning standard through some of the insights, concepts and strategies that have been laid out for you to follow. I hope it will also help you move past and avoid some of the many challenges and stumbling blocks I’ve had to deal with along the way!
Adam William is a respected teacher and mentor of over 8000 students through Easy Way Photography
Why put off taking your Photography to the next level? You can buy Dissecting Award Winning Shots: Landscapes Vol 1 right now US$59.90.
150 pages, 20 articles
Have you downloaded my Composition Mastery eBook? If you enjoyed that book, this one will take your breath away!
You will be receiving a link to download a PDF eBook after checkout. This means you can access it anytime anywhere, and you don’t have to worry about losing it. You can take it with you on your computer or tablet when you travel to refresh concepts and as a source of inspiration.
And another advantage of eBooks! There there is no need to pay or wait for shipping!
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