I Take Photos

an amateur photographer who takes pictures of people, objects and nature

Open Call for Collaboration: Authentic Portrait Shoots

Saturday, May 25, 2024

As an amateur photographer, I am excited to announce that I am completely open to collaborations with women aged 18 to 99+ who are interested in participating in candid portrait photoshoots.

Introduction

Sunday, February 21, 2021

My name is Emmanuel, I am an amateur photographer who takes pictures of people, objects and nature ...

My Photographic Journey: From Intimate Memories to Enriching Encounters

Thursday, July 11, 2024

The Body and Its Shadows (Part V)

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

The model, Karyne-Charlotte, poses to showcase the graceful curve of her back and the delicate hills of her buttocks, adding a touch of mystery and femininity.

The Body and Its Shadows (Part IV)

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Here again, my aim was to highlight the lines and shapes of the body using dramatic lighting to create striking contrasts.

The Body and Its Shadows (Part III)

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Inspired by the work of contemporary photographer Mona Kuhn, I aimed to highlight the natural beauty and texture of the skin through subtle lighting.

The Body and Its Shadows (Part II)

Sunday, June 30, 2024

In this second photograph from the series titled “The Body and Its Shadows,” I aimed to highlight the silhouette and texture of the human body by playing with contrasts and shadows.

The Body and Its Shadows (Part I)

Saturday, June 29, 2024

In this first photograph from the series titled "The Body and Its Shadows," I sought to capture the duality and depth of the human body through the subtle interplay of light and shadow.

Lao in Light (Part VIII)

Thursday, June 20, 2024

In this black-and-white portrait from the "Lao in Light" series, Lao stands confidently against a simple, dark backdrop. The monochromatic palette enhances the contrast between her light hair and dark outfit, emphasizing her poised expression and the elegant lines of her attire.

Lao in Light (Part VII)

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

In the portrait from the "Lao in Light" series, Lao's serene and introspective expression is beautifully captured against a dark, minimalist background. The soft lighting skillfully highlights the delicate features of her face and the natural flow of her hair, creating a sense of calm and elegance.

Preparing for Your Photoshoot: A Guide for Amateur Models (English & French)

Friday, June 14, 2024

As I have previously described my photoshoots, I engage in extensive dialogue with my models. I offer suggestions but never impose directives, unlike some professional photographers. To ensure a smooth and enjoyable session, my experience has led me to establish the following recommendations for those who wish to collaborate with me on a portrait...

The Human Connection: At the Heart of My Portrait Sessions

Friday, June 14, 2024

Photography isn't just about technical skills; it's about opening a window to the soul and exploring intimate worlds. What truly drives me in my portrait sessions is this human connection, the discovery of the person in front of my lens.

Lao in Light (Part II)

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

In this captivating portrait from the "Lao in Light" session, Lao's serene and introspective gaze draws the viewer into a moment of quiet reflection. Her golden hair softly cascades over her shoulders, illuminated by a gentle light that highlights her natural beauty against a dark, minimalist background.

Illuminating Elegance: My First Chiaroscuro Experience

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Soojin emerges in a dance of light and shadow, capturing the essence of elegance and grace.

The Woman with 1000 Faces (Part 2)

Friday, May 31, 2024

Why I don’t Put my Signature on the Photos I share

Monday, May 27, 2024

In the age of social media and constant sharing, many photographers add a signature or logo to their photos to protect their work and ensure they get proper credit. I've chosen not to do that.

The stunning girl with the beautiful eyes (Part III)

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Back in front of my camera for a short and completely impromptu session, as usual.

One Shot, Two Visions: Separating Black & White and Color

Friday, May 24, 2024

On social media and in my photo galleries, I prefer not to show the same photo in both color and black and white side by side.

Embracing Spontaneity: The Art of Fishing for the Perfect Photo

Friday, May 24, 2024

I understand and respect the idea of taking a single, well-thought-out photo. However, taking many photos to capture the perfect moment has its own benefits ...

Mastering Light and Shadow: My Approach to Enhancing Portraits with Photoshop

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

For my portrait photography, I never settle for a photo that just comes straight out of the camera. I believe that every image can be enhanced to truly capture the essence and beauty of the subject. That’s why I use tools like Photoshop to refine each shot.

Why I Blend Analog and Digital

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

My choice to mix grain and analog-style effects into my digital photos truly comes from the heart. It’s my way of seeking greater authenticity and standing out from the sometimes too perfect and impersonal side of digital photos.

The Woman with 1000 Faces (Part 1)

Monday, May 20, 2024

I’m excited to showcase a series of initial photos that go beyond the traditional black and white, bringing to light the vibrant spectrum of feminine beauty through beautiful color analog treatment.

Paying tribute to the Wonderbra ads from the 90s

Sunday, May 19, 2024

The Wonderbra ads of the 1990s truly defined an era, featuring the iconic Czech supermodel Eva Herzigova captured in striking black and white imagery by the talented Ellen von Unwerth.

The Woman with 1000 Faces (Low resolution snippet)

Saturday, May 18, 2024

My first time working with an independent model for a studio portrait session

Friday, May 17, 2024

After my first time working with an independent model for a studio portrait session, I picked up a bunch of useful tips. I thought I'd jot them down not just to remind myself for next time, but also to help out anyone else who's thinking about doing the same.

Tribute to the photographers and models who inspire me

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

A tribute to the photographers and models who inspire me every day in my practice of photography.

Why not take a selfie?

Sunday, May 12, 2024

The cute girl with the beautiful eyes

Saturday, May 4, 2024

A bowl of pasta

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Dietary Supplement box

Friday, February 16, 2024

A bottle of Cytocore

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

A funny Toy

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Mastering High-Quality YouTube Video Tutorials: A Journey

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

2023, it's time to modernize my process for crafting Pinegrow tutorials on YouTube. Join me as I employ fresh strategies to enhance the video creation process and elevate tutorial quality. This is my innovative journey.

May 2023: Recharged and Ready – The Exciting Revival of My Blog!

Friday, May 5, 2023

I'm thrilled to announce my return to my personal blog where I'll continue sharing my captivating visual stories, insightful software reviews, personal reflections on recent events, and so much more! What's even more exciting is that I'll be diving into the fascinating world of artificial intelligence, sharing my recent experiences and discoveries in this cutting-edge universe.

Using the Ansel Adams Zone System with Affinity Photo

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Photoshop 22.5.0 failed update with macOS Catalina 10.15.7

Thursday, August 26, 2021

My review of the Retouch Pro panel 2.0 for Photoshop

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Presented as The most advanced and powerful photoshop panel ever created, I could not resist testing the Retouch Pro Panel 2.0 for Photoshop distributed by NEXTUS SRL.

A glass of Lipton Ice tea

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Learn Photography with Karl Taylor Education

Thursday, March 4, 2021

If you are starting out in photography, I highly recommend Karl Taylor's online courses.

Goodbye My Old Friend

Sunday, February 28, 2021

More than 14 years of life by your side. Rest in peace my friend Buddy. I will never forget you.

Daffodils from the garden

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Blend-If.Machine Photoshop plugin screenshot

Blend-If.Machine Photoshop plugin

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Black & White Portrait

Black & White Portrait

Monday, February 22, 2021

Braun No touch 3-in-1 thermometer

Thermometer

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Fake plant

Fake plant

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sesame oil mini bottle

Sesame Oil

Sunday, February 21, 2021

fēnix® 3 Sapphire HR watch

fēnix® 3 Sapphire HR watch

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Twinings Cold Infuse Saveur Myrtille

Twinings Cold Infuse

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Bamboo ear picks and toothbrushes

Bamboo ear picks and toothbrushes

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Moccamaster Thermos jug

Moccamaster Pot

Saturday, February 20, 2021