Our website is secure

Our website is secure

Hi Everyone,

OUR E-COMMERCE WEBSITE IS NOW SECURE

Our new e-commerce website (www.georgefivaz.com) is now fully secure, meaning that your online financial transactions with us are done in a safe environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SITE IDENTITY BUTTON (PADLOCK)

The Site Identity button (a padlock) appears in your address bar when you visit a secure website. You can quickly find out if the connection to the website you are viewing is encrypted, and in some cases who owns the website. This should help you avoid malicious websites that are trying to obtain your personal information.

 

 

The Site Identity button is in the address bar to the left of the web address. Most commonly, when viewing a secure website, the Site Identity button will be a green padlock.

You can now shop with confidence!

Kind regards
George & Team

Today is world photography day!

Today is world photography day!

ContentmentTODAY IS WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY!

World Photo Day is an international photography event on August 19th that celebrates the passion for photography in our communities.

In a world where millions of pictures are uploaded every minute, World Photo Day is inspiring thousands of photographers across the planet to share a single photo with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world.

From everyday life to incredible landscapes, our global gallery is an evolving mosaic of images captured by photographers of all skills levels living in a diverse range of countries and cultures.

No matter who you are, where you are or what equipment and skills you have, World Photo Day can help open your eyes to the possibilities of photography, and enable you to share the world as you see it.

Please take a bit of time today and share you photo on my facebook page (Here’s the link https://www.facebook.com/FineArtPhotographer.GeorgeFivaz/)

Have a great weekend!

Following Light

George

How I work?

How I work?

How I work

I often get asked questions about how I work?

Where do I take photos? How? What? Where? Why?

A NEW IDEA IS BORN

I only take photos that have got special meaning to me. For instance, I won’t take a photo of a calculator or a rock or a flower, if I am not “moved”, my subject must speak to me … reveal itself to me!

Whether it be an abandoned building, a nature scene, or a little bird – I don’t shoot until I can communicate with and understand my subjects. I don’t shoot until I’ve got a clear idea of what I want to achieve.

I spend hours just looking around and exploring. If my subjects don’t reveal themselves to me, I will simply walk away …

YOU’VE ONLY GOT 12 SHOTS

I play this game where I use my digital camera as a “film camera” and limit myself to a certain number of images that I can take.

I plan my compositions and don’t try to get a “lucky shot” by taking 100 photos and hoping one is good; I only take 2 or 3 shots of my subjects, knowing that what I’ve planned will be on my computer a bit later.

After a bit of editing, the images are ready for printing and hanging on a wall, well … normally J

BUT THEN LIFE HAPPENS

It sometimes happens that the 2 or 3 shots were not nearly good enough and I have nothing to show for my efforts. And that is ok!

Photography is not something to be rushed! I still treasure the moments that I could spend with my subjects. (see Rather invest in experiences, than in equipment!)

HOW I PHOTOGRAPH

When I am on location and the subject is right, and the weather is right, the mood is right – I will photograph knowing that I will never return to this location. Knowing this puts me in the right space knowing that there is no compromise. I have got to make the best of this opportunity and I’ve got to shoot to the best of my ability.

Once I visited and captured a location, it is ticked off and  I never return; this is just one of my personal rules, making the images in my collections very special and collectable.  

Most of my photos are taken at locations where other photographers will never have access.

I STAY AWAY FROM MAINSTREAM PHOTOGRAPHY SPOTS

I try and stay away from mainstream destinations as to keep my images interesting, fresh and never seen before.

ARE YOU A PURIST?

I often get asked if I am a purist. The answer is a definite “NO!” My images do not always reflect “life”, I try to convey wonderful places that I see in my mind – so yes, I spend time editing my images. I might add colour or remove colour or add a texture overlay, the possibilities are endless.

I see my images more painterly than photographic. When you think about it, it’s called photography, not reality …

PHOTOGRAPHY IS ART

To me, photography is Art! Something made by an artist!

I don’t follow all the photography rules and worry about the lines and the rule of thirds and the this and the that and the ISO and the shutter and the aperture and the lens and the body and 1000 other things that distract you from taking beautiful and meaningful photographs. I am not saying that all of this is not important and that you should never take time to learn this – I am simply saying that after you have taken 20 minutes to

An expensive camera cannot make a breath-taking picture as much as an expensive set of pots can cook a tasty dish.

Only in the hands of an artist, be it a photographer, writer, chef or painter can the equipment come to right!

So, before you invest 1000’s into equipment, rather invest into yourself and learn learn learn!

SOME ADVICE

(1) Get to know the equipment you currently have and master it;

(2) Take photos with the best camera you will ever own – your eyes. Lay on your back, touch mother earth and wait, it might happen;

(3) Don’t just take 100 snaps and hope for the best, it’s not an art when everyone around you can do the same thing, and it’s not a good photo when you have to select the best from 1000;

(4) Enjoy spending time in nature or in your studio;

(5) Don’t compare yourself to others – never!

(6) Leave your cell phone, tablets and charging shrines at home – disconnect from the mother ship for a while;

(7) Have fun!

(8) Be unique – don’t try and get the shot that everyone has already taken, published and ooh’d and aah’d about – find a new subject, go close, go macro, from the bottom or from the top, find the interesting angle – just do something else! Dare to be different!

(9) Don’t be scared to edit your images, add a bit of colour, remove a bit of colour – it’s called photography … not reality!

(10) Even if you go home with only one or even no photo, know that you spent time in nature. You touched the earth, you connected to nature, you recharged!

So, there you have it! At its very core, photography is simple. Rather than fretting with 100 buttons or trying to get the perfect lens fitted, spend time enjoying nature, spend time enjoying your camera and making beautiful pictures, because while you were pushing buttons and changing lenses and trying to find the position where person A or B took the “perfect” picture, mother nature had already revealed and closed herself and you have missed THE SHOT!

Now poor you have to go home with a picture that a 1000 before you have called the “perfect” picture and sure you are going to get lots of oohs and aahs – but does that picture speak? Does it tell a story? Does it say something about YOU?

Lots to think about!

Following Light

George

 

Buying art should provoke pleasure, not anxiety

Buying art should provoke pleasure, not anxiety


derelictBuying art should provoke pleasure, not anxiety

I love looking at art for hours before I decide to purchase, but that’s just me. If you love art, but hate going to galleries, then my online art gallery is the right place for you.

I’ve developed an online art gallery that provides you with the absolute best possible art buying experience out there. I believe buying original art should be an intimate, unintimidating, hassle free experience. I present art for your viewing pleasure in a tranquil setting, free from banner ads, and busy special offers. I provide you with the sort of information that makes the art viewing experience both enriching and enjoyable.

The online art gallery includes images from my travels in Africa and South Africa. My photographs are an intimate reflection of my world and my relationship to that world.

If you wanted to go buy an original work of art today, where would you go? Chances are that unless you live in a major city, options for finding a variety of different artists, and styles at affordable prices, under one roof, are limited. I make sure that when you come to George Fivaz Fine Art Photography Gallery, you’re able to easily navigate our site, always find original, compelling artwork, and purchase it with just a few clicks of your mouse. Discovery and purchasing made easy.

I have tried to put together a current, diverse and exciting portfolio of contemporary African photography, Dreamscapes, Intimate-  and Black and White photography.

Every print is signed and numbered by myself and Exclusive Prints will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity that ensures the art photography you own is part of an exclusive edition.

My online Art Gallery is a “work in progress” and will continuously grow, change and expand. The benefit of viewing art online to you, the art lover, is that you can see a large number of artworks in a short space of time from the comfort of your own home or office. You can see a lot more by looking at a gallery online than if you visited physical art galleries in person.

Have you ever walked into an art gallery and felt like you didn’t belong there? Don’t believe the hype. Most of us may not have studied art in school or rubbed elbows with discerning dealers and top tier curators, but we know what we like when we see it.

Buying art should provoke pleasure, not anxiety.

Each and every work of art on George Fivaz Fine Art Gallery is unique, and original — just like you! — made by an artist passionate about what he does.

Please click here to view my collection of fine art images.

Dare to be different and buy original art.

Following Light

George

 

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