By Ignacio Palacios, Master of Photography I
Co-writer Suzanne Nelson
Foreword and commentaries by Marsel van Oosten
Following the success of my first two eBooks: Dissecting Awards-Winning Shots Landscapes Vol.1 and Vol.2, I decided to work on another eBook based on wildlife imagery. In this eBook I have selected some of my favourite and most acclaimed wildlife images, “dissecting” them in a similar manner to the landscape eBooks, discussing the key components of successful image-making combined with some useful tips in the reflections area of each article.
“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
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.
GREG SCOTT (about Award Winning Shots Landscapes. Vol.1)
"You have created something very unique. Your e-book addresses the creative side of photography in a way that helps the reader to follow your thought process and appreciate the fact that the timeline for editing can be quite long as it often is with painting. Including elements like original images, color wheels and histograms provide the reader with useful references that help to reinforce the learning. The most basic step in creative composition is understanding what is possible. This book demonstrates that more effectively than any other photography book I have read. This is the one e-book I have been waiting for without realizing it until I saw it. Anyone interested in exploring the art in photography needs to read this book"
"I highly recommend this eBook to anyone who enjoys photography!"
"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."
"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"
"Before you lies a book by one of those creative freethinkers - one of the best there is. Ignacio Palacios has selected 20 of his most popular wildlife images and explains his thought process in-depth when creating his art. It is truly inspiring to see what someone can do who is not constrained by conventions nor expectations, and who is willing to share his valuable insights with the rest of us"
Marsel van Oosten, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
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: Wildlife Vol.1 right now US$59.90.
140 pages, 20 articles
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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