Welcome to the fourth edition of the Colours photography feature series - it's coming back with a brand new look!
- Interview with Nilanja
- Reader Opinion
- Spotlight Artist
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- General Feature
Interview with Nilanja
Female from Austria
- Your photos are extremely creative! Where do you get so many interesting ideas from?
Thank you! Most of my ideas just appear and I actually don't know where they come from. Suddenly there is a picture in my head – it often happens when I am sitting in the bus, working out in the gym, or just think of random things. But it is also possible that I see an object or a place which I want to include in my pictures, and then I think of an idea on how I could do it.
Another inspiration are feelings: I always try to understand what and why I feel particular emotions. So it is not unreasonable to think of picturing these feelings and expressing them in my photos.
I am convinced that you can be inspired by everything! The world is full of amazing and interesting things – we just have to look closer to discover them!
- I'd imagine it takes you a lot of time to complete one photo - which of your photos took you the most time and dedication to create?
Yes, you are right, sometimes it really takes me some time to complete a photo. Everytime I create something which doesn't seem to be possible in reality, it takes more time than usual. I put a lot of work into the following pictures:
But it was totally worth it, they are still some of my favourite photos!
- Which of your own photos is your favourite, and why?
That's a tough question...I can not pick my absolutely favourite, every picture means something to me, but of course I have my favourites too. The three I mentioned above definitely belong to my favourites, but to name another one I want to bring up this:
I took this photo while I actually had other things to do but I couldn't concentrate and felt the urge to create something. I walked around in my flat and then suddenly I had this idea. What I really like about it is that it totally represents what I felt at the time. Moreover I think the big eye just looks nice^^
Thanks a lot Pezi, for allowing us to interview you!
In Colours Vol. Three, I asked readers what they thought of editing photography (post-processing). Here's what they had to say:
But when a photo is edited/altered using softwares, that's where photomanipulation is applied.
The role of editing in photography is to enhance, not to change or create.
That said, I think it is important to properly categorize the photography. I cannot help but frown at a heavily maniped picture that lists itself as photography. It should be something akin to digital dark room or manipulation. Minor things like contrast, monotone, light retouching (acne, red eye, dust, etc), cropping, vignettes, these do not bother me to be classified as photography.
So, basically, I think the whole argument is kind of pointless to me; there will be photographers that will never touch Photoshop, Lightroom or other editing software and will still produce amazing shots, and there will be others that will always have to add this one final touch to make the piece unique. Everybody decides for him/herself.
When you start talking about photography as an art, then I think photo editing is very much essential.
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