Dan Desroches is a passionate photographer from Montreal, Canada. Fascinated about unique landscapes and breathtaking seascapes in particular, his stunning imagery of beaches, islands and resorts combines both creativity and emotions. Despite being a self-taught photographer, trough this interview, Dan shares both aesthetic aspects of his artwork and practical advice on how to create a compendium of excellent images, like the ones he shares below.
We had the privilege to interview him and share some of his best seascapes.
Tell us about something about Dan Desroches Photography?
My Name is Dan Desroches, I'm based in Montreal, Canada, I started doing photography about 4 years ago as a hobby, I quickly find my style, landscape and seascape, I didn't go to photography school, but I have take some workshops for photo editing. I love doing photography and for that reason I don't want it to become a job for the simple reason; I don't want to be force to do photography I don't like and to change my style for a customer.
Can you make a brief description on the pictures in this set?
Those picture, landscape and seascape are all from North America and from the Caribbean, I want to show the beauty of the places i visit from a different angle and by long exposure to show it in a way the human eyes cant see it. I try to put a dreamy effect inside the photography so when you look at it its like you are in a parallel dimension of our world.
What’s your creative process like?
When I go to a new place I look on internet how the place is, I try to find nice spot on Google maps, I look at the best time in the day to be in the field and when I got there I will scout the area first and I run in my head how I will compose the landscape to make people feel the place like I did.
Where do you find inspiration and why you like photography?
I live in the city, so when i go away in the nature everything come naturally, i like the big open space that the ocean give to us, it make me feel free, its just natural for me to photograph those moments and to share it
What are some tips you could give to people that really like your work?
Well its pretty simple, take your camera whit you, but before anything you have to feel the atmosphere surrounding you, less is always better, keep the composition clean and minimalist, don't try unnatural post process like HDR or to much saturation... keep it like you saw it with your eyes. You have to find your own style.
Can you name some great photographer that inspires you and why?
Of course Ansel Adams whit is high contrast black and white landscape, I really like Peter Lik, as a digital photographer I appreciate modern photography. I am a part of the Flickr community and i have a lot of landscape photographer in my contact who share some great work, we stay in touch and we share a lot about photography.
What can you tell us about your next project/workshop?
I have to much place to go on my bucket list, but in the short term I want to go in Iceland to catch the beauty of this country, see the midnight sun and in the winter to witness the aurora borealis for that I will have to go there at least 2 times in December and in June, and after that i want to get lost in Asia. Eventually I might give workshop, but its more like a long term project.
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