Archive for Celine S.M. El-Khoury Reina Al- Fakih

6 Steps To Have A Beautiful Picture

 

Art can be a difficult processing, right?

We will introduce you to different technique that may improve your photography!!

As photographers, we can create and reflect our personality with one photo, and that will be the focus of this article.

 

1.    Identify the theme of your photo:

The simple way to begin is by identifying your theme. Simple subjects, can be more creative.

For example clouds, shoes, hair, bottle of wine,objects …

Or you can be specific by choosing food, dancers, dogs, babies,clowns ….

If you get bored, you can take a picture of your life time. Also,you can observe your neighbors or family members and make a documentary about them.

     Giraffe, by Paige Gress

    Silent no more, by Gordon    Sinclair Jr.

           Mia, by Juste Ciel

 

2.    Keep your theme literal:

We make psychological connections with every picture we take. Every picture has a story, and that story can be about our memories, our pass, our family, our love story, torture, starvation….

          Love story, by Whiz Bang

The hands can tell the story as much as the eyes, Unknown

 

 

3.    The time of shooting:

One of the important trick to have a beautiful picture is the light. You have to choose the timing; the time of a day can affect your picture.

             The largest oasis in Egypt, by Mohamad Hakeem

The timing isn’t just for the hour of the day.

How about visiting the places in a different season?

Your creative eye might sense that autumnal reds and yellows will suit your photograph much better than summery greens.

                       Human Nature, Unknown

 

4.    Change your perspective:

Find a creative new angle. For example, find something to climb on, get as high as you can, and then shoot downwards.

Or, go to the other side of the monument or focal point and photograph it from behind.

You can also perspective when you change the lens that you use, for example a macro lens.One of the key factor in shooting, is to watch where everyone else is standing, and then go and change your place, somewhere different.

Dizzying vertical, by Romain Jacquet-Lagreze

The trust, by Hermin Abramovitch

Forced perspective, by Jill Harness

 

5.    Explore unfamiliar environments:

Change the places that you visit!!

Photographing the same thing over and over again can make you fall into a repetitive pattern, and the photos will lose their freshness.

Head off to industrial areas, schools, fishing ports, new countries,train….

 

              Fly Fishing, Unknown

Industrial area, Anaël Barrière

 

6.     Be inspired by others:

As Picasso once said “Good artists borrow. Great artists steal.” So once a week, I open my laptop and bearing the images of my photographic influencers, absorbing their work to develop my ideas.

Musicians, actors, artists, as well as photographers, all learn and improve by studying the great masters.

For example, I use to take ideas from “Ansel Adams”  for some of my photography.

                by Ansel Adams

     Sentinel Dome, by Ansel Adam

 

This is a short video, how we can take a beautiful picture.

If you have any question don’t hesitate to ask!!

 

By Céline S.M. El-Khoury, Reina Al-Fakih

Where To Go In Provence !

Do you need a ride to Provence?

Follow me!

Provence is on top of a hill, located between two fields of lavender, our dear Provence does not lack beauty with attractive villages in France.

MOUSTIERS-SAINTE-MARIE:

We can’t go to Provence without stopping at Moustiers-Sainte Marie. The houses are built using rocks, the streets are flagged and a waterfall path through the village … Amazing!  you can’t go there without tasting the traditional food of Provencal cuisine, I advise you – to visit « Ferme Sainte Cécile ». Unique evening menu which is well worth it!

Don’t forget to rent a paddle boat for two hours! Turquoise water, waterfalls, sun … simply paradise on earth!

VILLAGE OF MOUSTIERS-SAINTE-MARIE, by Sylvain Sonnet

 

 

BARJOLS- Var:

Barjols is a small village that falls on a hill at the feet of Sainte Victoire and it contains 38 fountains and wash houses.

Barjlos is considered the home of « Le Vallon des Carmes » a wonderful nature. You swim in a paradise because it includes a lot of wonderful pools and waterfalls.

Note that if you like Folklo tufts, you should know that, since the year 1350, the feast of Saint Marcel, Patron Saint of the village, takes place on the Sunday closest to January 17: Costumes, drumming, bravado, procession, farandole, pegoulade and the dance of the tripettes on the program!

The Green Provence, Unknown

 

By The Artists

LOURMARIN:

Lourmarin is well considered one of the best villages in France!

It is another beautiful village that lays in the fields of Provence! Here, there are magnificent places to visit: The Belfry, the Romanesque church St André, the Castle Villa Medici of Provence and beautiful bastides of the sixteenth and eighteenth around the village.

Lourmarin is not just stones, the village really lives, there are coffee terraces very pleasant in summer, restaurants, galleries, and many activity clubs. Moreover, it is the village that Laurent Garnier chose to make his Festival Yeah! And the place where Albert Camus lived and wrote in Lourmarin … Class! You feel proud while visiting this village

The Mill of Lourmarin, by Unknown

LA ROQUE D’ANTHERON:

Located at the edge of the Durance La Roque d’Antheron It is a large historic village at the gateway to the Luberon Natural Park with many old buildings, and majestic monuments: the magnificent 12th century Cistercian Abbey of Silvacane for example, or the 16th and 17th century Florans Castle and the Romanesque chapel Sainte-Anne de Goiron built in the eleventh century!

The village is known for its International Piano Festival, which runs from mid-July to mid-August. It is also a very lovely village where anyone likes to eat and drink in its many glorious restaurants!

FONTAINE DE VAUCLUSE:

Very nice little village located between Cavaillon and Carpentras. Its name Fontaine de Vaucluse designates the source of the most beautiful river of Vaucluse la Sorgue. It is also the most important resurgence of Europe. The « fountain » is located at the foot of a magnificent cliff, a sublime natural site that has attracted and inspired many famous personalities such as Frédéric Mistral and Chateaubriand. To reach this famous fountain you follow the riverbank in a pleasant walk along a long path that leads to it. The village also includes very beautiful small restaurants that offer traditional Provencal cuisine, shops, many small museums terraces at the water’s edge. There are also the remains of the 14th century castle to see, a site accessible by a small steep path near the village, and the craft stationery with its still working dawn wheel! You can also do many activities on the Sorgues, canoeing and others. You will be lucky to have the chance to visit this village.

This is  a short video, to let you see the beauty of Provence.

Don’t hesitate to ask any question

By Céline S.M. El-Khoury, Reina Al-Fakih