Saturday, May 31, 2014

SHORT ESSAY: SHOOTING WATER TO EFFECT

Lost between technical talks, following the megapixels race, obsessing about sharpness and worrying about getting the last and best equipment and so on, people often tends to forget the main reason why we started shooting in the first place: to share an emotion, by freezing an instant of time on an image that we can show to others so they can feel the same emotion that made us stop, take out our camera and shoot.

Of course, in order to do so we need to put all our equipment and technical knowledge to work. For instance, when shooting water we can express very different emotions according to the way we treat the movement of the water itself: to see why and how just keep reading after the break!

S. Giorgio Maggiore at dusk
S. Giorgio Maggiore at dusk (Italy, 2012)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

MAY'S PRINT OF THE MONTH IS ONLINE!

"THE THEATRE", May's PRINT OF THE MONTH, is now online! This special artwork comes in Limited Edition only, and is available at an amazing 15% OFF my regular list prices to Newsletter's subscribers only. Every month, I'll send out to all my subscribers a coupon code to use at checkout to redeem this offer: if you aren't a subscriber already, just click to SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER now and get your promotion code right away. Of course, since it is a Limited Edition, there are only so many copies available: get one while you can, because once they are gone, they are gone forever!

May's PRINT OF THE MONTH is "THE THEATRE", out of my newly published "CAPPADOCIA" Portfolio:

The Theatre
The Theatre (Turkey, 2014)

As with all my Limited Edition artworks, May's Print Of The Month "THE THEATRE" carries my unique 6-POINTS WARRANTY & CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY package. Get one: you'll be happy you did. And if not, just send it back for an exchange or for a full refund: with VIERI BOTTAZZINI FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY, you just can't loose!

Technical stuff: May's Print Of The Month "THE THEATRE" has been shot with the Pentax 645D equipped with an old 45mm Pentax 67 lens, on a Gitzo tripod equipped with an Arca-Swiss Monoball Z1 ballhead; last, but certainly not least, I used Lee filters, including the Foundation Kit / Filter Holder, the Lee 4x6 Graduated Neutral Density Filter Set and a Singh-Ray ND 4 filter.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

WEBSITE UPDATE: FREE PRINT SAMPLER, NEW HOMEPAGE AND MORE!

I just updated my website with a completely new homepage: see it now live on VIERI BOTTAZZINI FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY!

As well, with this round of updates I introduced an important new feature for those of you still unsure about purchasing art from the Internet despite my unique 6-POINTS WARRANTY: just get in touch with your postal address, and I'll send you a print sampler for you to check out and be completely sure about the print and paper quality of your future acquisitions - totally FREE. Buying art online can't get any easier than that!

That's all for today, I'll leave you with THE CAT'S EYE, from my ON THE BLACK SEA gallery:

The Cat's Eye
The Cat's Eye (Turkey, 2014)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

APRIL'S PRINT OF THE MONTH IS ONLINE!

"THE PINK ROCKS, I", April's PRINT OF THE MONTH, is now online! This special artwork comes in Limited Edition only, and is available at an amazing 15% OFF my regular list prices to Newsletter's subscribers only. Every month, I'll send out to all my subscribers a coupon code to use at checkout to redeem this offer: if you aren't a subscriber already, just click to SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER now and get your promotion code right away. Of course, since it is a Limited Edition, there are only so many copies available: get one while you can, because once they are gone, they are gone forever!

April's PRINT OF THE MONTH is "THE PINK ROCKS, I", out of my newly published "ON THE BLACK SEA" Portfolio:

The Pink Rocks, I
The Pink Rocks, I (Turkey, 2014)

As with all my Limited Edition artworks, April's Print Of The Month "THE PINK ROCKS, I" carries my unique 6-POINTS WARRANTY & CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY package. Get one: you'll be happy you did. And if not, just send it back for an exchange or for a full refund: with VIERI BOTTAZZINI FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY, you just can't loose!

Technical stuff: April's Print Of The Month "THE PINK ROCKS, I" has been shot with the Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 HSM on the Sigma SD1 Merrill, on a Gitzo tripod equipped with an Arca-Swiss Monoball Z1 ballhead; last, but certainly not least, I used Lee filters, including the Foundation Kit / Filter Holder, the Lee 4x6 Graduated Neutral Density Filter Set and a Singh-Ray ND 4 filter.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

GHOSTS OF SUMMERS PAST

Many years ago, as a teenager I used to go on holiday with my family to beautiful Riomaggiore, the first village of the Cinque Terre, on Italy's west coast. During the day, I spent my time on the rocky seaside, jumping in and out of the sea, or go to see friends in Manarola, the next village; after dinner, we'd enjoy the cool evenings walking around the village, eating ice cream, talking with friends. I haven't been to the Cinque Terre since, missing for more than two decades, until this winter I decided to go back to revisit the places where I used to spend my summer days and see what they'd look like both through the looking glass of time and through the lens of my camera.

The pool's waters
The pool's waters (Italy, 2014)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

MARCH'S PRINT OF THE MONTH IS NOW ONLINE!

"NIGHT SWIMMING", March's PRINT OF THE MONTH, is now online! This special artwork comes in Limited Edition only, and is available at an amazing 15% OFF my regular list prices to Newsletter's subscribers only. Every month, I'll send out to all my subscribers a coupon code to use at checkout to redeem this offer: if you aren't a subscriber already, just click to SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER now and get your promotion code right away. Of course, since it is a Limited Edition, there are only so many copies available: get one while you can, because once they are gone, they are gone forever!

March's PRINT OF THE MONTH is "NIGHT SWIMMING", out of my newly published "GHOSTS OF SUMMERS PAST" Portfolio:

Night swimming
Night swimming, Italy 2014

As with all my Limited Edition artworks, March's Print Of The Month "NIGHT SWIMMING" carries my unique 6-POINTS WARRANTY & CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY package. Get one: you'll be happy you did. And if not, just send it back for an exchange or for a full refund: with VIERI BOTTAZZINI FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY, you just can't loose!