Making Photographs – Street Photography with Ibarionex Perello

In this interview, the podcasting legend Ibarionex Perello joins to discuss his new book “Making Photographs”. We discuss the idea of “seeing” as a photographer and moving away from the gear obsession and towards getting better at your craft.

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Ibarionex Perello is a photographer, writer, educator, and host of The Candid Frame photography podcast. He has over 25 years of experience in the photographic industry.

In his role as host and producer of The Candid Frame, he conducts frank, insightful interviews with some of the industry’s top established and emerging photographers. The popular show has featured guests including Jay Maisel, Joel Meyerowitz, Pete Turner, Lynn Goldsmith, and Gerd Ludwig, and it enjoys a following among photo enthusiasts from all over the world.

Ibarionex is also the author or co-author of six books, including his latest Making Photographs: Developing a Personal Visual Workflow. His photographs and articles have appeared in numerous publications and websites including Digital Photo Pro, Outdoor Photographer, Rangefinder, Shutterbug, and Popular Photography.

He lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and their dog Zooey.

In Making Photographs, photographer Ibarionex Perello teaches you how to face and conquer two of the greatest challenges for a photographer: to consistently make good images and to see the photographic possibilities all around you.

Ibarionex shares the approach and techniques he’s honed over the last 15 years while conducting workshops and teaching photography courses to countless students of the craft. The key to this approach is to develop and implement a visual workflow that allows you to create a repeatable process for your photography. This workflow revolves around the four “visual draws”—light and shadow, line and shape, color, and gesture. As Ibarionex discusses each of these visual draws, you’ll learn how to move beyond merely “looking” at the world around you to “seeing” photographic possibilities at every turn. It is this act of seeing that gives photography its magic—and that gives you the vital tool you need to improve your work. Rather than simply taking pictures, you’ll begin making photographs.

Ibarionex also covers topics such as exposure, composition, preparation, lighting, the role of emotion, culling your images, self-assessment, and post-processing. He presents the stories behind his photographs, which reveal his thought process as he works through a scene; shares some of his successes, failures, discoveries, and breakthroughs; and includes assignments and challenges to inspire and motivate you to put these principles into immediate action in your photography.

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