Emmanuel Munier Creates Landscape Photos That Look Like Paintings

All images by Emmanuel Munier. Used with permission.

My name is Emmanuel Munier. I am a self-taught French photographer who creates abstract landscapes or seascapes. I discovered ICM photography two years ago, and it radically changed my way of photographing my region. I love the random part of this technique, you can never really know in advance the image you’ll get, and you won’t ever be able to shoot it twice exactly the same. All my pictures are single shots (no Photoshop, of course, no multi-exposure).

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How to Create Rembrandt Lighting in a Photo

The shadow and fact that this image was lit on only one side makes this very low key

The shadow and fact that this image was lit on only one side makes this very low key

It’s common for Rembrandt lighting to be spoken about in the photo world–and its popularity is also often associated with its ease of creation. Rembrandt lighting is originally attributed to the famous painter whose portraits portrayed a subject with what appears to be window light hitting them. The light would bathe one side of the face in light and create a small triangle of light on the other side. The rest of it would be blocked by the nose or the other side of the face.

The way to get Rembrandt lighting to work is fairly simple and requires a large light source coming from a specific angle in addition the face being turned in a specific angle to create the triangle.

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Photographer Mia CocoOne on Capturing the World As She Sees It

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All images by Mia CocoOne. Used with permission

“My name is Mia. I live in Czech republic and I’m not a professional photographer.” states Mia CocoOne when she began our interview with her. Mia, as she states, isn’t a professional photographer but is instead an artist. She goes about capturing scenes and puts effort into making the final results look the way that she envisioned in her mind. Her images sometimes tend to have a painterly look to them–which is explained by the fact that she grew up watching a painter do his job.

Mia’s work was discovered by us through EyeEm, which in our opinion is one of the lesser known hotbeds of good photography–at least to US audiences. Her story really starts to take shape after she had a child.

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