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The Yin and Yang of Photography: Spontaneity vs Planning

Christiane Dedeene: Portrait of former dancer at Maurice BĂ©jart Ballet   Photography, like life, can be approached in two distinct ways: spontaneity and planning. Photographers often categorise themselves as either spontaneous or planned — street or conceptual. I rebel against being put in a box. As you can see from my work, I'll tackle anything, use the best approach, and do whatever I please. I won't conform to a label imposed by myself or by others. Let's look at the dance between spontaneity and planned photography. Street performers dancing, England Spontaneity is about embracing the unexpected. It involves capturing fleeting moments as they unfold, relying on intuition and quick reflexes. It allows us to stumble upon hidden treasures, capturing moments that may only last for an instant but leave an enduring impact. The results are often raw and unfiltered, revealing the beauty found in the unexpected. This is the joy of my street photography practice. On the other han

Unleashing the power of your photography

  Yes, that's me. I find self-portraits difficult to do! Unveiling the soul In this age of endless pixels and fleeting moments, photography has become a ubiquitous companion in our lives. With smartphones in our pockets, we can seize a sliver of time with a simple click. But amidst this deluge of mundane snapshots and superficial selfies, is there a way to elevate photography beyond meaningless documentation? Can we harness its potential to craft profound messages that ignite our minds?  An artistic symphony  In photography, we discover a vibrant tapestry of emotions, thoughts, and perspectives. Just as a painter wields brushes to give life to their visions, photographers can channel their creativity through the lens. Each photograph has the potential to tell a story, unveil a social issue, or ignite contemplation on a subject close to our hearts. Photography is an art form, a vivid expression of our innermost selves, capable of weaving tales that resonate with the viewer. I photog